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.

Farmer’s planning objection halts Glanbia’s €30m biorefinery project

Farmer’s planning objection halts Glanbia’s €30m biorefinery project

Aiden Moore has appealed the planned biorefinery – which would transform dairy waste products into lactic acid, a building block for biodegradable plastics – to An Bord Pleanála, over fears that it would flood his land

Misery in Montrose: RTÉ's funding crisis

Misery in Montrose: RTÉ's funding crisis

With a deficit of €13 million, the national broadcaster faces an ongoing funding crisis, and none of the options put forward to solve it will be popular

War of words over consent on gene data

War of words over consent on gene data

A Chinese-backed Irish company’s plans to harvest the genetic data of half a million Irish people is threatened by stringent new European rules

Sisters with voices: The lobbying activities of the Sisters of Mercy

Sisters with voices: The lobbying activities of the Sisters of Mercy

The nuns of the Sisters of Mercy congregation are active lobbyists in many areas, most notably the environment and justice. But the order must also make peace with their own past and the cruelty of the industrial schools, writes Barry J Whyte

A very public advocate: Cian O’Carroll profile

A very public advocate: Cian O’Carroll profile

O'Carroll's career path has made him a hero to many, but there have been rather noisy disagreements between him and some members of the medical profession and government

Chicago fund takes €1 billion bet on Ryanair as it plays long game

Chicago fund takes €1 billion bet on Ryanair as it plays long game

A multibillion-dollar Chicago mutual fund has spent more than €1 billion over the past nine mon...

Cervical cancer lawyer demands that Varadkar correct Dáil record

Cervical cancer lawyer demands that Varadkar correct Dáil record

The dispute between O’Carroll and Varadkar centres around the story – broken in The Sunday Business Post – that the state intends to appeal a judgment which saw €2.1 million awarded in compensation to Ruth Morrissey

Husband of model Salpa embroiled in German share-trading scandal

Husband of model Salpa embroiled in German share-trading scandal

Total losses from the Cum-Ex trade across Europe have been estimated at €55 billion; Joe Penna was a key figure in the Deutsche Bank unit financing the controversial transactions

Off-screen drama in Ireland’s film industry

Off-screen drama in Ireland’s film industry

Unions are at the centre of an ongoing civil war that, it is claimed, has diminished Ireland’s attraction for film-makers

Union claims Colombian workers' rights a 'black mark' for Smurfit Kappa

Union claims Colombian workers' rights a 'black mark' for Smurfit Kappa

Last week, the Irish packaging manufacturer announced that it was spending €81 million to bring its stake in its Colombian subsidiary, Cartón de Colombia, from 69.94 per cent to 97.7 per cent

Gym chain owned by rugby star’s father trims losses to €16.5 million

Gym chain owned by rugby star’s father trims losses to €16.5 million

A gym run by Dirk van der Flier, the father of Ireland rugby star Josh van der Flier, trimmed bac...

Call to use private security for court to free up gardaí

Call to use private security for court to free up gardaí

Limerick Chamber of Commerce is 'concerned about the reduction in general resources to gardaí in Limerick'

€50m proton beam cancer treatment centre in doubt

€50m proton beam cancer treatment centre in doubt

Venture bogged down in planning process as founder Woodford has difficulties with his hedge fund firm

Central Bank warns brass-plate funds over governance standards

Central Bank warns brass-plate funds over governance standards

The Central Bank has fired another warning shot across the bows of brass-plate investment firms t...

Worth the weight: Entrepreneur Pat Phelan's journey from near death to new ventures

Worth the weight: Entrepreneur Pat Phelan's journey from near death to new ventures

When diabetes and possible death were staring multimillionaire entrepreneur Pat Phelan in the face, he embarked on a self-improvement programme that radically transformed his physique - just in time for the launch of his new chain of cosmetic clinics.