Finance Ireland’s headquarters in Dublin. The  lender raised an additional €30 million in 2018 from shareholders Pimco and the Irish Strategic Investment Fund to support its growth. Photograph: Bryan James

Non-bank lender Finance Ireland grew its pre-tax profit by 27 per cent in 2018 as it produced record new lending of €491 million. The business led b(...)

Tetrarch owns or manages some of Ireland’s best-known hotels, including the five-star Marker, above,  in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Investment group Tetrarch Capital is in talks with US investor Starwood about a joint venture partnership that would be worth several hundred million (...)

An investigation was opened into the transfer of the DNA samples in 2016 from Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin to the company Genomics Medicine Ireland. Image: Getty Images

Ireland’s largest paediatric hospital has confirmed it is undertaking a review of processes in its clinical genetics department after the DNA samples (...)

The announcement follows the acquisition of Genomics Medicine Ireland by Chinese genomics specialists WuXi Nextcode for an undisclosed sum. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland will be the centre of one of the world’s most ambitious genome research programmes following the announcement of a $400 million investment. (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: the Minister and Fianna Fáil have set aside €500 million for the rainy day fund, but Labour wants this to go towards a national housing development bank. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Money earmarked by the Government for the “rainy day fund” should instead be invested into a new bank to fund housebuilding, the Labour Party has said(...)

Conor O’Kelly, chief executive of the NTMA: ‘If the cycle is a 12-hour clock we are around 11 o’clock right now.’ Photograph: Iain White/Fennells

“If the cycle is a 12-hour clock we are around 11 o’clock right now.” So said Conor O’Kelly, chief executive of the NTMA this week, as he assessed the(...)

The organisers claim MoneyConf is he fastest growing event of its kind in Europe

Web Summit is back. Well, sort of. The actual Web Summit might not be returning to Dublin anytime soon (if ever). Yet its sister event, the fintech-fo(...)

Fianna Fáil would invest all Nama’s profits – estimated to be about €3 billion – in house building. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new State authority that would be set up for a three-year period to drive the construction of 90,000 homes will be a key plank of the Fianna Fáil ma(...)

What would be the basic goals of the rainy day fund? To smooth out economic ups and downs? Or would it be a piggy bank only to be smashed open in an emergency?

There is a long tradition of interviews with the Taoiseach and senior Government Ministers over the Christmas period. This year a key message from the(...)

Citroën currently has just under 1 per cent of the new-car market in the Republic, with 1,285 registrations recorded this year up to the end of October.

A company backed the State’s strategic investment fund has agreed a €30 million finance deal with auto maker Citroën’s Irish distributor. First Aut(...)

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