Editor's picks

Editor’s picks: Sit down with the best of our big reads

Our editors handpick some of the best writing in this week’s Business Post – including Matt Cooper’s take on the Siteserv report, and a series of dramatic letters between Michael McGrath and Stephen Donnelly

Denis O’Brien: the decision to sell Siteserv to the businessman came after a months-long process, where eight parties made formal bids for the company. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The Siteserv saga: How a multimillion euro deal was 'tainted by impropriety'

After seven long years, an IBRC report has laid bare the sleight of hand behind the controversial sale of building services firm Siteserv to tycoon Denis O’Brien. Its explosive findings point the finger squarely at co-founders Brian Harvey and Niall McFadden, with the strong likelihood of further repercussions.

‘Dear Stephen’: McGrath told Donnelly health overspend was ‘of great concern’

Letters from the Minister for Public Expenditure show his frustration as he sought clarity from the Minister for Health about a potential deficit of €2 billion, despite ‘the largest health budget in the history of the state’.