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.

Worker who deleted emergency call gets €5,000 for wrongful dismissal

Worker who deleted emergency call gets €5,000 for wrongful dismissal

A sacked emergency services dispatcher was awarded €5,000 for wrongful dismissal from Dublin Fi...

United Oil & Gas to start drilling key prospect within 18 months

United Oil & Gas to start drilling key prospect within 18 months

United Oil & Gas, a newly floated Irish oil and gas exploration company, is less than 18 mont...

Cakes, cookies and capital: Aryzta’s €800m dilemma

Cakes, cookies and capital: Aryzta’s €800m dilemma

Analysts and investors are asking tough questions about the company’s audacious plan

IPL in acquisition talks with at least three firms

IPL in acquisition talks with at least three firms

Plastics firm says it’s insulated from environmental backlash because of product range

Kenmare Resources shares ‘undervalued’

Kenmare Resources shares ‘undervalued’

Shares in Irish mineral mining company Kenmare Resources are “undervalued” by investors and t...

The $23 billion man: Dómhnal Slattery on Trump and trade

The $23 billion man: Dómhnal Slattery on Trump and trade

For aviation tycoon Dómhnal Slattery, Ireland’s recovery is still a source of unstinting pride – but, he cautions, we must make sure not to lose the economic plot again

Victoria Homes served with winding up petition

Victoria Homes served with winding up petition

The High Court has received a petition to wind up ambitious house builder Victoria Homes over a r...

Desmond’s diamond mine earns CAN$43m in first six months of year

Desmond’s diamond mine earns CAN$43m in first six months of year

Dermot Desmond’s billion-dollar diamond mine earned $43 million (Canadian dollars) for the firs...

Failure to deliver: the inside story of how CityPost fell to earth

Failure to deliver: the inside story of how CityPost fell to earth

It was founded to distribute a free sheet, but CityPost was meant to pivot into an ambitious competitor to An Post following the liberalisation of the postal market. A number of small but significant errors later - and more than one brush with ComReg - the company is moving into liquidation and its founder Ian Glass is retiring: all serving as a chilling reminder of how fragile new enterprises can be

Bloomberg foundation warns TDs to beware of Philip Morris lobbying

Bloomberg foundation warns TDs to beware of Philip Morris lobbying

An American foundation funded by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bill and Melinda Gates,...

Can the Irish betting firms crack the US?

Can the Irish betting firms crack the US?

With the United States’s gambling laws being overturned, the likes of Paddy Power and Dermot Smurfit jr’s GAN are hoping to capitalise on a new gold rush

Parcel Motel to deal with further planning queries ‘case by case’

Parcel Motel to deal with further planning queries ‘case by case’

The company was last week told that it would have to apply for planning permission on eight of its units in various locations around Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, which it had built on the assumption that they were exempt from planning permission

Blackrock Irish subsidiary taxed just £150k on £58 million profit

Blackrock Irish subsidiary taxed just £150k on £58 million profit

An Irish subsidiary of the multitrillion-dollar US investment giant Blackrock paid just £150,000...

DUP leader Foster set for surprise invite to papal Mass in Park

DUP leader Foster set for surprise invite to papal Mass in Park

Foster has been making high-profile overtures towards the nationalist community in recent months, most notably her visit to the Ulster senior football final where her native county of Fermanagh were beaten by Donegal

The importance of 'good news hygiene'

The importance of 'good news hygiene'

BBC economist and Newsnight presenter Evan Davis is urging people to read only reputable news sources, and to include a few that might hold different views from your own