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FBD said in a statement on Friday that it is investigating internal allegations against chief executive Fiona Muldoon. Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of Ireland’s only listed insurer is facing an internal investigation. Insurer FBD said in a statement on Friday that it is investigating int(...)

The Central Bank is dealing with more than 180 active Brexit-related applications from firms looking to move operations to Dublin, Pinsent Masons estimated. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank, chastened by Ireland’s banking crisis, has been the subject of some criticism by financial and political types in the past year for (...)

Storm Emma shut down Ireland for several days in March. Photograph: Alan Betson

Storm Emma, which paralysed the country just before Easter and sparked panic sales of bread, has been credited with helping to drive “significant turn(...)

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 (...)

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