Scrumhalf Nick McCarthy was chosen by his teammates to lead the side this year

Tuesday, January 6th, a day of reckoning.It’s a little before 10am in the Lansdowne pavilion, a bright, crisp morning, but one where the mercury barel(...)

XL Group says it will buy underwriter Bermuda-based Catlin, which sells insurance for everything from flooding to kidnapping, for about £2.79 billion

XL Group says it will buy underwriter Catlin Group Ltd for about £2.79 billion (€3.6 billion), increasing the Dublin-based insurer’s share of business(...)

The Court of Criminal Appeal has quashed the convictions of two Laois brothers for raping a woman in a hotel room after hearing new evidence from a ke(...)

In Dublin, Ryanair was up 1.03 per cent to €6.80 in a busy day’s trading in aviation stocks across Europe and in the United States. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Investors took the opportunity to reflect yesterday on recent gains, particularly with the US corporate results season looming into view.China’s seco(...)

Latest changes have failed to drive the insurer’s share price. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

UK insurer Aviva said it aimed to double the excess cash it generates during the next stage of a turnaround plan, but its shares fell on concerns the (...)