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A London-based life assurance group has entered a deal to buy its second Irish business from Generali in eight months.  File photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

A London-based life assurance group backed by US private equity group Oaktree Capital has entered a deal to buy its second Irish business from Italian(...)

Utmost   has grown its employee numbers from 40 three years ago to 250 people this year. Photograph: iStock

Wealth manager Utmost plans to add €3 billion to its assets under management over the next 18 months, two-thirds of which will come from its recently (...)

People gather to watch the tall ships arrive in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tall masts and white sails swaying in the wind as far as the eye can see; The Tall Ships Regatta 2018 has landed in Dublin. Sixteen ships have raced (...)

Generali PanEurope’s office in Navan. The company has been acquired by an Isle of Man-based group.

A Navan-based life insurance company has been acquired by an Isle of Man company for up to €240 million. Italian insurance group Generali has sold i(...)

The bakery owners started a GoFundMe campaign, but it was shut down over the weekend.

An Oregon judge has ruled that the owners of a bakery in America who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple should pay the couple $135,000 in(...)

IBRC Assurance, the insurance arm of the former Anglo Irish Bank, is said to have a portfolio of about 40 European properties, worth about €1 billion. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

IBRC Assurance, the insurance arm of the former Anglo Irish Bank, has sold its portfolio of three properties in Belgium for close to €60 million.The B(...)

 A view of the par 4, 4th hole at The Old Head Golf Links towards the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The glass half-full philosophy is back in Irish golf, it would seem. Where once you needed a magnifying glass to see any green shoots, the evid(...)