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BWG now has a turnover of €1.4 billion and supplies a network of well over 1,000 stores including Spar. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Spar operator BWG’s acquisition of a convenience wholesaler has been approved by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). The acqu(...)

German insurance lobbyist Florian Wimber has joined Insurance Ireland as head of European affairs and international insurance and will be based in its new Brussels office. Photograph: Twitter

Insurance Ireland, the industry representative group, has hired a well-connected German insurance lobbyist to head up its new Brussels office, which t(...)

The FTSE 100 index gained 0.7 per cent to 7,115.98, thanks to gains among mining companies and commodity stocks which had been among the worst hit after US President Trump threatened higher tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

European markets generally managed to take the fall-out from Italian elections in their stride on Monday, with AIB coming into focus in late trading i(...)

Less than two years since taking over Axa’s top job, chief executive Thomas Buberl is ramping up dealmaking. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Axa agreed to buy XL Group Ltd for $15.3 billion in cash, seeking to capture a bigger slice of the US property and casualty market as premiums rise a(...)

Spar, Londis and Mace are operated by BWG in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

BWG, the wholesaler and retail group that operates the Spar brand in Ireland, has bought major Portlaoise-based convenience wholesaling group, 4 Aces.(...)

Insurance Ireland says the XL Group’s decision validates the country’s position as an international insurance hub

The XL Group has announced plans to move its main European insurance company from the UK to Dublin as a “response to Brexit”. Chief executive Mike (...)

Customers and staff of Garryduff XL Stores celebrate with owner Umesh Kumar (left), his wife Rozalia Csemer (centre) and their son (2). Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A west of Ireland syndicate has been revealed as the winner of the €29 million EuroMillions jackpot. Their substantial slice of luck has now tipped (...)

Brand Finance ranking of Ireland’s most valuable brands reveals Guinness’s brand value grew 2 per cent to €2.045 billion in the past year.

Guinness is among the 10 most valuable beer brands in the world, according to a new study which finds the company’s value has reached an all-time high(...)

  Donald Trump speaking  in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Thursday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would rescind “job-destroying” environmental actions by the Obama administration within 100 day(...)

“It is likely in the long run to be beneficial to Ireland because Ireland would offer the benefits of an English-speaking economy based in Europe,” says former director of global engagement on the White House’s National Security Council Brett Bruen. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The majority of the implications for Ireland of a UK departure from the European Union are negative, but every cloud holds a silver lining, in the eye(...)

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