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Although Aviva’s €40 million-plus deal in 2009 to secure the naming rights to the Lansdowne Road stadium seemed ill-judged at the height of the insurer’s woes in Ireland, the unit has good reason now to trigger an option by the end of 2018 to extend the deal by a further five years. Photograph: James Crombie /Inpho

Aviva Ireland, under the helm of its seventh chief executive in a decade, killed off any lingering doubts about its commitment to Ireland this week by(...)

Viktor Gresev scored two of Krasny Yar’s five tries in the Challenge Cup win over Stade Francais in Krasnoyarsk. Photograph: Inpho

Russian minnows Krasny Yar pulled off one of the biggest shocks in club rugby by beating holders Stade Francais 34-29 in the opening round of matches.(...)

Ireland’s two insurance lobby groups are planning to merge as the industry prepares for a surge in business from London following the decision by UK v(...)

On the wider issues facing the motor insurance market here, chief executive Mark Wilson said Ireland had been “living in dreamland”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

British insurer Aviva is planning to change its legal structure in Ireland to once again become a full-fledged subsidiary of its UK parent, its global(...)

Aviva chief executive Mark Wilson: said market wants “certainty of time frame”. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The UK government needs to provide the finance industry with more certainty about when it will trigger the formal two-year process to leave the Europe(...)

RSA had been due to go before the High Court on July 5th to secure permission to transfer the activities of RSA Insurance Ireland Ltd to Royal & Sun Alliance in the UK.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Insurer RSA shelved plans earlier this month to change its status here from a separately capitalised and regulated subsidiary in Ireland to a branch (...)

The average sum given by parents to their “generation rent” offspring is £17,500, or 7 per cent of purchase price

There’s a new bank in town and it’s a force to be reckoned with. It didn’t have a big launch and there’s been no expensive advertising campaign, but B(...)

Aviva Insurance chief executive Mark Wilson: Salary  more than doubled his pay packet to £5.7 million

Aviva’s chief executive Mark Wilson’s take-home pay more than doubled to £5.67 million last year, after the purchase of rival Friends Life, the Britis(...)

The inclusion of James McClean was the fairytale of the Giovanni Trapattoni’s selection for the 2012 tournament. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Giovanni Trapattoni announced his squad to travel to Poland for the Euro 2012 finals, among the players left hoping for a miracle or an injury(...)

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales: advocate of the benign commercialisation of coca to provide employment for indigenous peoples.  Photograph: Reuters

Evo Morales, the Bolivian president, who visited Ireland last weekend, has designated an Irish-owned liqueur as the “official drink of the presidentia(...)

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