IAG to make final move as Labour and union resistance to deal wanes
The Taoiseach’s most senior civil servant Martin Fraser was recalled for interview by the Fennelly Commission
The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) will be excluded from negotiations on a new GP contract.
As the government readies legislation which will change the rules that schools can use to control student admission
The Earl of Iveagh, a descendant of Arthur Guinness, has hit out at discount supermarket alcohol, which he said was leading to people “drinking themselves silly”.
A group of TDs have failed in their attempt to get rid of a private firm which was carrying out independent checks on their Dáil expenses.
Nishida family owns one of the largest hotel groups in Japan; No decision yet on what to do with former taoiseach Haughey’s house and its grounds
The former chief executive of the Irish arm of RSA Insurance, Philip Smith, is seeking up to €4 million in compensation from the company as part of his claim for unfair dismissal.
Bank of Ireland boss Richie Boucher has said he regrets some of the lending decisions he made in the run-up to the financial crisis.
Bono has emerged as the anchor of a dream team of Irish investors in a red-hot Dublin start-up.
A firm co-founded by a former senior banker in Anglo Irish Bank is suing a Maple 10 developer after the two sides fell out over a coup to make millions from a bond in the taxpayer-owned bank.
Hundreds of former Anglo Irish Bank clients have made claims regarding alleged mis-selling and fraud issues ahead of a cut-off date set down by the former toxic bank’s special liquidators.
An unpublished Health Service Executive (HSE) audit has uncovered huge variations in the provision of a potentially life-saving cure to stroke patients in Irish hospitals
Pharmacists and dentists are seeking “immediate discussions” on a reversal of pay cuts levied against their members by the state in recent years.
Barricade Security Systems, an Irish tech company which has developed an early hacker warning product
Tánaiste Joan Burton has promised to back a rise in the national minimum wage for workers and to give two weeks of paid paternity leave to fathers.
Conrad Black, the former multimillionaire newspaper publisher, has said he is sorry to see former billionaire and fellow ex-media tycoon Tony O’Reilly financially “hit the wall”.
Paddy McKillen, the Belfast businessman, has upped the stakes in the battle for control of the Maybourne luxury hotel group
Billionaire twins contacted former finance minister and Dept of Finance head John Moran
The coalition party expects a shellacking at the polls, but there are some hopeful signs
As political nerds and close observers of the thrilling theatre that is parliamentary life will be aware
In late 2011, Padraig O’Riordan gave an interview to The Parchment, the in-house magazine of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.
Banking inquiry Week 8
Senior executives from Anglo Irish Bank are likely to be among the last witnesses called before the banking inquiry
The number of students applying for grants from the government-funded Student Assistance Fund has increased by an average of 28 per cent
The Discovery Channel has informed the Competition Authority that it intends to acquire the Asian arm of Setanta Sports for an undisclosed sum.
A former IMF deputy director has hit out against an ex-colleague who had criticised the government for failing to get a debt writedown and secure a “slower pace of austerity”.
Britain’s largest bank, HSBC, will be invited to the Dáil’s most powerful committee to be grilled over concerns that it helped high-net-worth Irish citizens dodge tax.
Irish fracker San Leon Energy is predicting revenues of up to $150 million from a major commercial gas discovery in Poland.
A rare bird of prey is being blamed for blocking the construction of a €2 million mountain bike trail in the Slieve Bloom mountains.
The increase in commercial rates has sparked fury among those in the wind energy industry, writes Jack Horgan-Jones
Businessman Garrett Kelleher is seeking to block a legal bid by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) to obtain a summary judgment over him of €46.8 million.
Spending would not affect deficit, claims banking giant; Certain undertakings ‘would effectively pay for themselves’
Entertainment entrepreneur Donal Shiels has emerged as the leader of a new team which will aim to rescue Fossett’s Circus, which is in examinership.
The cost of tax exemption on donations of heritage items to the state was more than €2 million in the four years to 2014.
Lone Star, the international investment fund, is considering selling on a large chunk of its Irish portfolio
iNua Hospitality, which last week closed the deal to acquire the five-star Muckross Park Hotel and Spa in Killarney for €6.25 million,
The number of children being driven to school has continued to rise despite a government-funded campaign which costs almost €2 million per year to run.
Some top earners paid as ‘guardians at law’ were former HSE managers and social workers
RTÉ is suing TV3, claiming that the commercial broadcaster owes it a seven-figure sum in unpaid transmission fees.
The National Consumer Agency saw a 27 per cent increase in traffic to its consumer website last year, according to its final annual report.
The Competition Authority received 19 new complaints of alleged criminal cartel behavior in 2014, its final year before it was merged with the National Consumer Agency.
A share in a Wexford football ground which was owned by Independent TD Mick Wallace and is now in receivership has been sold to the Wexford Football League (WFL)
The Dublin Docklands is set for a new cultural hub which will be housed in two buildings owned by billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien.
A new fuel laundering tracking system has boosted tax revenues by up to €200 million per year.
Beijing-based Kang family also owns Green Ireland International, which aims to bring wealthy Chinese visitors to Ireland
The Lucey Fund, an innovative fund which helps entrepreneurs develop technology products, expects to invest
Ireland needs a central pensions register to help retirees trace old pensions, and to avoid pension savers missing out on potential retirement income, brokers say.
Lenders on the Irish peer-to-peer lending site Linked Finance receive an average return of 8.9 per cent on their loans, according to its founder, Peter O’Mahony.
Bank drafts in extra staff to help deal with mortgage arrears ; House payments more than two years behind are targeted
Eleventh-hour bid to stay in €7m family home
Ulster Bank is set to cut perks for its staff from this week.
Use by hospitals of a treatment that can lessen the impact of a stroke varies widely across the country
Dozens of highly-paid hospital consultants have reached settlements with the Revenue Commissioners in recent weeks
The search for a breakthrough drug for dementia is being hampered by “funding fatigue” with pharmaceutical companies retreating from research in that area, a major report has warned.
At the start, the discussion in government was about whether to sell or not to sell the Aer Lingus stake. Now it is about the price
Stephen Kinsella Electoral considerations are fouling the air around the IAG bid for Aer Lingus.
Siptu could lose out if IAG’s acquisition of the airline goes through - and Impact could win
The fields of Athenry are to get a massive Apple data centre, one of a growing number of such facilities that could make Ireland the European leader in the newest tech wave
Ireland’s largest ever free-standing sign has been erected in Dublin’s Point Village Shopping Centre.
Seat Ireland has paid €100,000 to be the title sponsor of the Jonathan Ross Show on UTV Ireland.
Ciaran Casey of publisher Harmonia sees a future where old and new channels support each other
Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings recently announced that internet TV would probably replace broadcast TV by 2030.
Petroceltic’s Brian O’Cathain knows what it means to be stress-tested: the oil exploration firm has recently seen a takeover bid fail and been locked in a battle with its chief shareholder
Antonia McTaggart, account director, Javelin Advertising
Two anchors, two cases of self-aggrandisement by exaggerating the truth. Only one winner
The lads had their uniforms down to a tee. Dubarrys, chinos, Polo T-shirts, the lot.
They leave Ireland as heroes, but those boys whose football dreams don’t come true find themselves ‘washed up’ by their late teens, writes John Fallon
Ryan Constable director, Esportif International
With top-level world sport undergoing massive changes, sponsoring companies are having to adapt on the hoof
Launching a start-up is supposed to be a terrifying and exhausting process that is filled with unforeseen obstacles and pitfalls.
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