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.

Tricap in talks with Taoiseach’s office about third terminal for Dublin airport

Tricap in talks with Taoiseach’s office about third terminal for Dublin airport

Dubai private equity firm Tricap Investments held talks late last year with the Taoiseach’s chi...

Avolon boss warns that more airlines will go to the wall

Avolon boss warns that more airlines will go to the wall

Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon and its minority shareholder, Japanese investment firm Orix, a...

Breitbart’s Irish disciples

Breitbart’s Irish disciples

More than a decade ago, Donegal-born Ann McElhinney and Tyrone native Phelim McAleer had a chance meeting with the American alt-right mogul and activist Andrew Breitbart in Washington DC. Since then, they’ve built a burgeoning and lucrative empire of conservative agit-prop that feeds the growing appetite for right-wing invective in the US. Barry J Whyte and Marion McKeone report

Mars Ireland chief met Coveney to warn of Brexit risks to products

Mars Ireland chief met Coveney to warn of Brexit risks to products

Lobbying filings show that Fiona Dawson, Mars’ global president of food, drinks and multi-sales, met Coveney late last year to 'share the concerns of business regarding the potential impacts of Brexit'

Solas changes procurement rules following protected disclosure

Solas changes procurement rules following protected disclosure

The news has emerged after a Workplace Relations Commission case. The employee complained that he had been penalised for bringing the protected disclosure

Credit union makes ‘drastic’ benefits cuts as loan demand falls

Credit union makes ‘drastic’ benefits cuts as loan demand falls

Savvi credit union’s most recent annual report shows that its total income dropped 18 per cent in 2018

Tesco Irish subsidiary in €1bn share restructuring

Tesco Irish subsidiary in €1bn share restructuring

One of Tesco’s Irish subsidiaries has reduced its share capital by nearly a billion euro to cre...

Labour leader pushes government access for Big Tobacco firms

Labour leader pushes government access for Big Tobacco firms

Howlin and FG’s Noone among politicians canvassed by industry; cigarette giants anxious to influence anti-smoking initiatives

The vape of things to come?

The vape of things to come?

Long touted as the alternative to smoking, vaping is now coming under attack from observers who insist that it carries health dangers of its own. And all the while, Big Tobacco waits patiently in the wings

Zomato pumps €2m into Irish operation

Zomato pumps €2m into Irish operation

Zomato is a restaurant review, booking and food-ordering website, which provides detailed restaurant information as well as reviews

Fair City’s Wayne strikes Wilde trademark deal Image rights for drink firm

Fair City’s Wayne strikes Wilde trademark deal Image rights for drink firm

A drinks company fronted by former Fair City actor Victor Burke has struck a deal to acquire some...

Round Towers debt debacle: Depth of GAA woes revealed

Round Towers debt debacle: Depth of GAA woes revealed

A small Kildare GAA club is just one of many facing crushing financial burdens in the wake of the Celtic Tiger years. As more cases come to light, the issue has become less of a local problem and more of an existential crisis for the GAA itself

RSA chair O’Donnell lobbying for Big Pharma company MSD

RSA chair O’Donnell lobbying for Big Pharma company MSD

O’Donnell made particular efforts over the last two years to get the sitting Taoiseach - first Enda Kenny, then Leo Varadkar – to meet MSD executives at the World Economic Forum meeting at Davos

Barry J Whyte on business

Barry J Whyte on business

Franklin Templeton scales back on its Irish holdings

Lobbying leads to BT Ireland 999 operators’ pay rise

Lobbying leads to BT Ireland 999 operators’ pay rise

Nearly 60 workers at BT Ireland have received a pay rise after lobbying dozens of politicians ove...