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The Carbery Group’s main plant in Ballineen in Co Cork. The group’s profit before tax rose from €24.2 million to €25.1 million last year.

The company behind Dubliner cheese has increased by €22 million the amount it intends to invest in its facilities as part of an ongoing diversificati(...)

Markus Villag, founder of Bolt. Photograph: Maxim Mjödov/The New York Times

Uber used to dominate ride-hailing in Poland and Kenya. Over the past two years, that started to change. In Poland, a small competitor opened a rival (...)

Ecocem subsidiary Orcem Americas intends building a plant that will grind slag from iron furnaces to make cement

Irish manufacturer Ecocem’s plans for a €45 million cement mill in the US face a public hearing after officials lifted a threat to declare the project(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin this month, the Kremlin said. Photograph: Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is to visit Russia and meet president Vladimir Putin, state media has said. The Korean Central News Agency released a(...)

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studios. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

Irish-headquartered video gaming group Keywords Studios has expanded into Japan with the acquisition of games development company Wizcorp for 120 mill(...)

Ecocem’s reputation is built on the fact it makes ‘green’ cement. Photograph: David Sleator

Lack of co-operation from Irish manufacturer Ecocem’s partner in a planned €45 million cement mill in California prompted officials to threaten to dec(...)

An oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf. Photograph: Raheb Homavandi/File Photo/Reuters

Crude oil jumped almost 3 per cent on Monday after the United States said it would tighten a clamp-down on Iranian oil exports in May, while US equiti(...)

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, the culmination of Holy Week, powerful explosions ripped through three(...)

In a world where you’re as likely to see a Starbucks in Shanghai as in Seattle, and life back home is held safely in a smartphone in your pocket no matter how far away you are, what does it mean?

Culture shock. In a world where you’re as likely to see a Starbucks in Shanghai as in Seattle, and life back home is held safely in a smartphone in yo(...)

Photograph: iStock

Britain’s FTSE 100 fell as downbeat euro-zone PMI data emerged and investors booked profits before the Easter weekend. The FTSE 100 was down 0.3 per (...)

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