While the Republic’s regulator, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, reviews most such deals, the EU steps in where those involved reach a certain scale. Photograph: Getty Images

EU competition regulators have given the go-ahead to landlord Kennedy Wilson and French insurer Axa to form a joint venture that will own more than 1,(...)

 AIB deputy chair Catherine Woods during the bank’s agm at The Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. She said pay restrictions were of “concern” to investors. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

State-controlled bank AIB has stepped up its long-running campaign to convince the Government that the crisis-era restrictions that were brought in on(...)

It’s less than two months since Bank of Ireland chief financial officer Andrew Keating called time on mortgage cuts, suggesting that rates in the Iris(...)

Donald Trump’s tax cuts, designed to get US multinationals  to repatriate profits,   have ‘pulled €50 billion out of Ireland’, according to the Sunday Times.  Photograph: Al Drago/ The New York Times

The Sunday Times reports that US multinationals have “pulled €50 billion out of Ireland” since US president Donald Trump introduced tax cuts designed (...)

Sports Surgery Clinic: Facilities include five ultra clear air operating theatres dedicated to orthopaedic and spinal surgical procedures. Photograph: Alan Betson

A private equity fund has invested in the Sports Surgery Clinic in north Dublin for an undisclosed sum. Carlyle Cardinal Ireland, the fund establish(...)

The five-star Powerscourt Hotel originally opened as a Ritz Carlton.

A group that includes US cable television tycoon John Malone has agreed a deal to buy the five-star Powerscourt Hotel in Enniskerry from a company con(...)

The study, which was commissioned by the Irish League of Credit Unions (Ilcu) and carried out by i-Reach Insights, involved 1,000 adults across the State.  Photograph: iStock

Six in 10 credit card users don’t know what interest rate they pay, according to a new survey. Slightly more, seven in 10, agree that adults in Irelan(...)

LacPatrick chairman Andrew McConkey, Lakeland chief executive Michael Hanley and Lakelands chairman Alo Duffy

Lakeland’s takeover of rival dairy LacPatrick has been given the green light by regulatory authorities in the Republic and in Northern Ireland. The (...)

Shareholders last October backed Lakelands’ proposed purchase of LacPatrick, which would create a dairy processor with yearly sales of more than €1 billion. Photograph: Getty Images

Dairy co-op Lakelands moved closer to a takeover of rival LacPatrick after one of two regulators scrutinising the deal gave an initial indication that(...)

The only one who seemed well-prepared and asked a succession of erudite, intelligent questions – and who seemed genuinely interested in the answers – was Sinn Féin senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn (pictured, with microphone, in 2017). Photograph: Alan Betson

Business journalists don’t get out that much. We tend to be kept locked in the basement to crunch numbers and write about profits and bonds. If we’re (...)

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