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Irish Stock Exchange chief executive Deirdre Somers: “Being bought is not a strategy.” Photograph: Alan Betson

It took 221 years for founding stockbroker members of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) to break open the bourse’s awkward, limited-by-guarantee corporat(...)

Irish Stock Exchange chief executive Deirdre Somers at the AIB market listing earlier this year  with the bank’s chief executive Bernard Byrne and chairman Richard Pym. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) is understood to be on the lookout for another bourse operator to join forces with, marking a departure from its prized(...)

Irish Stock Exchange chief executive Deirdre Somers: “2016 was a standout year for the ISE as we continued to develop our domestic and international business lines.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Stock Exchange’s (ISE) chief executive, Deirdre Somers, said the bourse operator is “well positioned” for Brexit challenges and opportunitie(...)

The Irish Stock Exchange, whose owners include  Davy, Goodbody Stockbrokers, Investec, Cantor Fitzgerald and Campbell O’Connor, is known to be actively pitching Dublin as a location for a dual listing of overseas companies. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland may have to set up its own system to hold shares and bonds on behalf of investors for the purposes of settling trades, as the UK presses ahead(...)

 Eoghan Murphy has been to London to advance the State’s case to replace London as the home of the European Banking Authority. Photograph: Dave Meehan

We’ve become all-too-used to Irish companies ditching Dublin for the bright lights of London and, more to the point, its stock exchange. Smurfit Kap(...)

As organisations get used to the new regime, perhaps they will learn how to provide meaningful levels of detail. Photograph: Getty Images

The year-long soft launch is over. From tomorrow, those who lobby the State but fail to register the activity, or register it late, face fines and pot(...)

Turnover in equities on the Irish Stock Exchange rose to €89 billion in 2016 as the number of trades executed increased by 17.4 per cent to 6.6 million. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The volume of shares trades on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) rose by 6.3 per cent last year, as a surge in the number of deals offset a decline in b(...)

Irish Stock Exchange chief executive Deirdre Somers: Britain is “the most charismatic, the most capable. They have a machine . . . ” Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

Britain is streets ahead of other EU countries when it comes to financial services and Ireland will be left “exposed” by not having them at the Europe(...)

The IFSC area of Dublin: while some have warned that Ireland risks being beaten by European rivals to financial market opportunities arising from Brexit as it tiptoes around political sensitivities, the IDA says it has not been reticent. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Paris is aggressively marketing its wares to bankers based in the City of London. Frankfurt is dangling the possibility of easing its hire-and-fire la(...)

 The Irish Stock Exchange says Ireland’s way of taxing share options  puts Irish companies at a disadvantage compared to the UK and other jurisdiction

The Irish Stock Exchange has called on Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to fulfil his two-year-old pledge to eliminate stamp duty on share trading(...)

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