Barry J Whyte

Barry J Whyte

Barry J Whyte joined The Sunday Business Post in 2013 as a business reporter. Whyte spent the previous four years in New York, where he worked as the web editor for Institutional Investor magazine. He has worked in the past for the Phoenix magazine and RTE.ie. He studied at DIT, UCD and Columbia Journalism School.

‘It’s very hard to see a future for journalism . . . and truth’

‘It’s very hard to see a future for journalism . . . and truth’

Ten years ago, Guardian journalist Nick Davies’s polemic Flat Earth News ripped apart his own profession. He followed that by tenaciously exposing the phone-hacking scandal that closed the News of the World and changed journalism for ever. A decade on, with Trump and Facebook in ascendance, he says things have reached crisis point, writes Barry J Whyte

Listowel lawyer in High Court battle

Listowel lawyer in High Court battle

Listowel solicitor Helen Lucey, who is also the coroner for north and west Kerry, transferred €...

Sammon Contracting: the inside story of an Irish corporate fatality

Sammon Contracting: the inside story of an Irish corporate fatality

Debt funding of €15m was needed, but Japanese bank would only stump up €10m

'Terms like gangland make it seem like the crime has boundaries, that we’re inside and they’re outside'

'Terms like gangland make it seem like the crime has boundaries, that we’re inside and they’re outside'

The murder of an innocent man and the attempted killing of two more, including boxing coach Pete Taylor, has stunned the seaside town of Bray

United Oil boss considers corporate buyouts

United Oil boss considers corporate buyouts

Brian Larkin said that the next step for the company was to look at either “a corporate acquisition [or] a portfolio acquisition”

UBS slashes stake in beleaguered Aryzta

UBS slashes stake in beleaguered Aryzta

The move has capped a difficult few weeks for Aryzta

Nursing homes need work visas ‘with immediacy’, minister told

Nursing homes need work visas ‘with immediacy’, minister told

Nursing Home Ireland says “severe labour shortage is presenting within the employment category”

Dolan revealed as backer of tower blocked over risk to Dart Underground

Dolan revealed as backer of tower blocked over risk to Dart Underground

Irish Rail says the building proposed by the hostel developer could compromise plans for its €4.5bn project

Pro14’s South African connection

Pro14’s South African connection

Irish provinces could soon be planning regular journeys to Johannesburg and beyond, if Pro14 chief executive Martin Anayi’s vision becomes a reality

Smurfit Kappa subsidiary in Colombia fights claim by farmer over land sale

Smurfit Kappa subsidiary in Colombia fights claim by farmer over land sale

A subsidiary of Smurfit Kappa is appealing the decision of a Colombian court that it should give ...

Profit & Loss: Inside the world of Irish business

Profit & Loss: Inside the world of Irish business

Harvey Norman losses climb, engineering firm BMD and Blackrock Medical Partners

A butter mountain to climb for Aryzta as debts continue to rise

A butter mountain to climb for Aryzta as debts continue to rise

With profit projections waning and a crippling debt that’s not going away, the Swiss-Irish company Aryzta is facing a period of uncertainty

Fruit business Keelings lobbied minister over migrant workers

Fruit business Keelings lobbied minister over migrant workers

David Keeling of Dublin fruit farm company Keelings lobbied the enterprise minister Heather Humph...

Profit & Loss: inside the world of Irish business

Profit & Loss: inside the world of Irish business

Hain Celestial Ireland – the Irish subsidiary of the multinational that bought the Cully & ...

Smurfit’s GAN under starters’ orders

Smurfit’s GAN under starters’ orders

Dermot Smurfit jr’s GAN looks set to strike gold, now that the US Supreme Court has given betting the green light