The idea for the new cluster arose following a cybersecurity forum held in Cork by CIT last year

Plans to position the Republic as a leading location for cybersecurity expertise have received a significant boost with IDA Ireland agreeing to fund a(...)

Johnson Controls the world’s largest producer of automotive batteries

Johnson Controls International is drawing interest from private equity firms KKR & Company and Apollo Global Management for its power solutions bu(...)

The World Economic Forum Davos take place this week from Tuesday to Friday. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Monday Results: Netflix. Indicators: Irish wholesale prices (Dec). Tuesday Results: EasyJet, Johnson & Johnson, Mattel, Procter & Gamble. (...)

Taking a hike? Speculation is rife that House speaker Paul Ryan is preparing to step down from the post. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo /EPA

Even by the usual standards of Donald Trump’s presidency, it was a busy week in Washington as the political world prepared for next week’s Christmas r(...)

Corporate tax cut: Speaker Paul Ryan (right) looks on as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks in Washington after the US House of Representatives passed a sweeping tax-code rewrite. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

It may be the first step in a legislative process that has some way to go, but Thursday’s vote by the US House of Representatives in favour of a tax o(...)

Bank of Ireland at College Green, Dublin. The bank’s shares  shed 1.44%  to end the day at €6.99

European shares fell on Monday as US and South Korean military manoeuvres left investors nervous about continuing geopolitical tensions. However, deal(...)

The €14.9 million acquisition of Cork-based Tyco by Johnson Controls was the largest deal of 2016

M&A activity in Ireland rose by 3 per cent last year but the value of deals slumped, new figures show. A total of 129 mergers and acquisitions oc(...)

Alongside what was happening globally, Ireland wasn’t short of its own significant deals during the year. Illustration: iStock

Possibly the most important merger of 2016 from the perspective of market impact was the one that didn’t happen. The proposed $160 billion (€150 bill(...)

Final checks are made on an  Auris at the Toyota plant in Burnaston, England: Toyota buys parts and hires workers from across the EU

On Toyota’s brightly lit assembly line in Burnaston, England, workers guide wheel and engine assemblies into unfinished saloons. Driverless carts car(...)

The A&L Goodbody building at the IFSC: law firm was honoured at the  Mergermarket European M&A Awards ceremony in London. Photograph: Eric Luke

Corporate law firm A&L Goodbody was named “Ireland M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” on Thursday evening at the Mergermarket European M&A Awa(...)

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