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Unite union members at Irish Life voted in favour of industrial action in pursuit of pay and profit share claims.

Members of the Unite trade union at Irish Life have voted to take industrial action in a row over pay and profit sharing. It is understood that the un(...)

The Irish Competition Authority merger notifications review found a “notable increase” in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity last year, as well as a significant uplift in transactions undertaken by private equity players.

The Irish Competition Authority has blocked just three merger transactions over the last decade, according to research by law firm A&L Goodbody.Mo(...)

Bill Kyle, chief executive at Irish Life: “For the size of the market there’s an awful lot of smaller players and . . . there’s probably an opportunity for consolidation.” Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Canadian financial group Great-West Lifeco is keen to follow up its recent €1.3 billion acquisition of Irish Life from the State with other deals her(...)

Bill Kyle, chief executive of Irish Life,  at his offices in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Canadian Bill Kyle loves sport and has wasted no time in immersing himself in Gaelic games since landing here on July 1st to take over as Irish Life c(...)

If you’re fed up with earning returns of not much more than 2 per cent in a savings account and are ready to take a chance and plunge back into riskie(...)

“The closing of this transaction marks a significant milestone for our companies in Ireland,” said Paul Mahon, president and chief executive of Great-West Lifeco.

The €1.3 billion sale of Irish Life by the State to Canadian group Great-West Lifeco was formally concluded yesterday. This paves the way for Irish Li(...)

Bill Kyle is to replace Kevin Murphy as group chief executive of Irish Life

Bill Kyle, an executive vice president with Great-West Lifeco,  the Canadian life assurance group is to assume the role of group chief executi(...)

While Irish Life is one of the State’s largest insurers, with around a million customers, Canada Life holds only about 5 per cent market share. Following the merger, Canada Life, which has had a presence in Ireland since 1903, will be subsumed under the Irish Life brand. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Irish Life by insurance giant Canada Life, ruling that the proposed transaction will “not sign(...)

* This article has been amendedIn 2005, a son was gifted an apartment, with a market value of €300, father owed him €76,000 for shares arising o(...)

Deposit rates are falling, inflation fears are rising and euro zone concerns continue to bubble away in the background. So what are investors t(...)

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