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Insurance Ireland says the XL Group’s decision validates the country’s position as an international insurance hub

The XL Group has announced plans to move its main European insurance company from the UK to Dublin as a “response to Brexit”. Chief executive Mike (...)

Customers and staff of Garryduff XL Stores celebrate with owner Umesh Kumar (left), his wife Rozalia Csemer (centre) and their son (2). Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A west of Ireland syndicate has been revealed as the winner of the €29 million EuroMillions jackpot. Their substantial slice of luck has now tipped (...)

Brand Finance ranking of Ireland’s most valuable brands reveals Guinness’s brand value grew 2 per cent to €2.045 billion in the past year.

Guinness is among the 10 most valuable beer brands in the world, according to a new study which finds the company’s value has reached an all-time high(...)

  Donald Trump speaking  in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Thursday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would rescind “job-destroying” environmental actions by the Obama administration within 100 day(...)

“It is likely in the long run to be beneficial to Ireland because Ireland would offer the benefits of an English-speaking economy based in Europe,” says former director of global engagement on the White House’s National Security Council Brett Bruen. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The majority of the implications for Ireland of a UK departure from the European Union are negative, but every cloud holds a silver lining, in the eye(...)

Shane Lowry said his career as a golfer made him appreciate how lucky he was.  Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Golfer Shane Lowry has lent his support to a campaign which aims to raise €1 million for homeless families on Friday. Lowry has launched the One for(...)

124/126 St Stephen’s Green:  Indeed is initially to rent 5,574sq m (60,000sq ft) on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Recruitment website Indeed. com is to relocate its Irish operation to a high-profile modern office building next to the Fitzwilliam Hotel at 124/127 S(...)

Reinsurers are being squeezed by price competition and subdued demand from insurers for their products and consolidation in various forms is expected for companies that lack either global reach or a specialised focus.

Axis Capital Holdings and PartnerRe have agreed an all-share $11 billion merger to create one of the world’s largest reinsurers, responding to inte(...)

The merged firm also will sell specialty policies to businesses, as well as life and accident-and-health coverage.

Axis Capital Holdings has agreed to merge with Dublin-headquartered PartnerRe, combining two reinsurers with a total market value of almost $11 billio(...)

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(...)

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