A cocktail of superior profitability, a conservative financial structure and creditworthiness is typically rewarded by investors, with family firms tending to trade at a premium to rival companies.Photograph: Getty Images

All over the world, the results are the same – family businesses make for better stock market investments. That’s according to a detailed Credit Suiss(...)

Joan Burton, the new leader of the Labour Party pictured with outgoing leader and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at the announced of her election in he Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Joan Burton’s election as Labour Party leader was never really in doubt and what was widely predicted duly transpired today.The one question was the n(...)