Cliff Taylor: Would anyone like to let us taxpayers in on what is going on with the banks we bailed out?
The state's bankruptcy authorities will this week ask the High Court for permission to examine the contents of more than 60 boxes of files it seized from a luxury property they believe is controlled by the bankrupt property developer Sean Dunne.
Fresh contacts are under way between the bidders for Bord GÃ¡is Eireann and advisers to the company, to see if any of the parties are willing to increase their offer.
July 18, 1918: born in Mvezo in the Transkei, a separate homeland for blacks within South Africa.
We should celebrate at his passing the roll of the Irish, from patriots to members of the religious orders, who, by action and by example, inspired the struggle for freedom among oppressed peoples, writes Tom McGurk.
In the past 200 years, there has been an unusual number of men to whom the sobriquet ''great'' could be applied - Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill - and, above all, Nelson Mandela.
Even though he had long retired from public life, Nelson Mandela spent his last few years trying hard to push South Africans to carry on the work of making the country a better place without him, writes Bill Corcoran in Cape Town.
He was removed from the US government's terrorist watch list as late as July 2008, writes Niall Stanage.
Irish property agents offering overseas investment and luxury properties such as vineyards have noticed a marked increase in interest from Irish investors over the past few months.
The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) has said there will be a lock-out situation in hundreds of secondary schools across the country if the government pushes ahead with new laws next month.
British private equity giant Better Capital and the Belfast based Lagan Group have expressed an interest in buying Siac, the troubled Irish construction giant that is in bankruptcy protection.
One of the things about old Nelson is that he was an incorrigible flirt. Even Mary Robinson noticed it. And Last Post sources confirm it.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has said it is ''closely'' monitoring developments in Venezuela, where the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro has taken over Smurfit Kappa Group's local subsidiary.
Two major parts of U2's corporate empire have amassed combined retained losses of more than Euro 11.4 million, new filings show.
Pension experts have raised concerns about the government's funding plan for new supports for struggling pension schemes.
The holding company for Cork-based outsourcing company SouthWestern and foresters SWS Forestry, made a pre-tax loss of more than €20 million last year after taking a heavy writedown on the company's goodwill.
Shares in embattled insurance group RSA continued to fall last week, as the investigation into accounting irregularities at its Irish subsidiary rumbled on.
Two large Dublin car dealerships were hit by a significant downturn in the car business during 2012, according to recently filed accounts for both Linders of Smithfield and Murphy and Gunn.
The tribunal's finding of Garda collusion in the murders of two senior RUC officers poses questions about other killings on the border, writes Barry Cummins.
The so-called ''patent cliff'' on pharmaceutical drugs could knock as much as Euro 6.5 billion off Ireland's economic output over the next four years, according to a high-level government report.
Nama, the state's bad bank, has retained investment bank USB to sell approximately €1.8 billion in loans connected to the O'Flynn Group, the Cork development giant headed by Michael O'Flynn.
The Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has agreed a deal to sell off a large Bristol office block to giant US private equity group Blackstone, writes Philip Connolly.
The Burge Group, a pub chain with premises across Dublin and north Wicklow, has been taken over by its banks after buckling under more than €18 million in debts.
Kathleen Lynch, the junior health minister, threatened to resign at a fractious cabinet sub-committee meeting last Monday week.
The Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) looks set to comply with a call from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to give evidence to a special hearing on top-ups.
The founder of one of the country's most prominent children's charities has said the recent revelations of top-up payments to charity bosses may be only the ''tip of the iceberg''.
Confusion has emerged about the regulation of advice for struggling borrowers considering bankruptcy.
The government may never have a better opportunity than the early months of 2014 to get a good price for its shareholding in Bank of Ireland
Battered by five years of recession and almost 15 of downloading, the Irish music industry is launching a counter-offensive centred on legal challenges and website closures - but even this will only stem some of the tide, writes Philip Connolly.
Now back in the family firm and at the helm of the €365 million Hibernia Reit, Kevin Nowlan's property career is a monument to good timing, writes Barry J Whyte.
The modern Tsar
Within hours of the budget being announced, the accepted wisdom was that we were about to enter a period where the health sector would be consumed by a tempest of controversy.
Only 80 per cent of InterCity trains were on time last month
Transport minister Leo Varadkar is to meet bus drivers' unions again in the New Year in a bid to allay concerns about the tendering of a portion of public service routes to private operators.
Bus Eireann is set to get a report card early next year outlining how successful it has been in meeting its promises to customers.
The Health Service Executive (HSE) has sanctioned the appointment of consultants who are allowed to work off-site in private hospitals.
Irish shares continued their exceptionally strong run in 2013, outperforming most developed markets going into the final month of the year, according to new data by S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Bank of Scotland (Ireland) has moved to appoint a receiver over more than 100 properties, mainly based in Limerick, with a combined worth in excess of €15 million.
Accumulated losses at Choice Broadcasting, the company behind multi-city radio station Classic Hits 4FM, increased to €11.1 million in 2012, up from €9.5 million in 2011.
Ahead of a major RTE documentary to be broadcast tomorrow night, Business Editor Ian Kehoe explains why wealthy foreign investors are being lured to post-crash Ireland.
Record numbers of entrepreneurs are fuelling the surge in high-tech business, with the potential to boost the capital's economy by €200 million, writes Graham Clifford.
Retailers are optimistic that consumers are starting to spend again for Christmas, but any growth is likely to be tentative, writes Nicola Cooke.
Retailers are hiring hundreds of additional temporary staff as they gear up for one of the busiest periods of the year.
Advertisers are pumping millions of euro into festive campaigns, as customers start their holiday season spend, writes Siobhan Brett.
Niall Meehan, head of journalism, Griffith College Dublin
Consumers over the age of 55 are ''massively understudied and underinvested in'' by brands and advertisers in Ireland, according to a study by Dublin media-planning and buying firm Mediavest.
The number of Irish shoppers planning to make Christmas purchases online this year has dropped since last year, according to the latest survey by Carat Ireland.
Steve Dempsey: Possession of a social networking network pales into insignificance compared to what a teenager can do on a smartphone.
Labour taxes paid by Irish employers are lower than the European average, according to a new report.
Chartered Accountants Ireland have launched a new book that addresses the key issues facing businesses and business advisers as a result of the property and financial crash.
Kathleen Lynch, the junior health minister, threatened to resign over attempts to cut the mental health budget proposed by the senior Minister for Health James Reilly.