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.

Patent cliff could wipe €6.5bn off Ireland's GDP Government report warns of lost tax revenue

Patent cliff could wipe €6.5bn off Ireland's GDP Government report warns of lost tax revenue

The so-called ''patent cliff'' on pharmaceutical drugs could knock as much as Euro 6.5 billion off Ireland's economic output over the next four years, according to a high-level government report.

Pennies from heaven, or a bucketload of magic beans?

Pennies from heaven, or a bucketload of magic beans?

Bitcoin has taken the financial world by storm during 2013. But is it truly a quantum leap in currency terms, or merely another opportunistic Ponzi scheme? Barry J Whyte reports.

The Sunday Interview: Kevin Nowlan

The Sunday Interview: Kevin Nowlan

Now back in the family firm and at the helm of the €365 million Hibernia Reit, Kevin Nowlan's property career is a monument to good timing, writes Barry J Whyte.

Tough year for car dealerships

Tough year for car dealerships

Two large Dublin car dealerships were hit by a significant downturn in the car business during 2012, according to recently filed accounts for both Linders of Smithfield and Murphy and Gunn.

Nowlan had no Nama insider knowledge

Nowlan had no Nama insider knowledge

The boss of the newly floated Hibernia Reit has told The Sunday Business Post that he gained no unfair insight into the market from time at the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

Big-league football transfers reap Euro 11m for Dublin investment funds

Big-league football transfers reap Euro 11m for Dublin investment funds

Three Dublin-based investment funds owned by US talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) took in at least Euro 11 million in the last two years from their investment in football.

Will investors in Section 481 find a new home?

Will investors in Section 481 find a new home?

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan's last two budgets effectively put paid to the lucrative Section 481 tax relief scheme for individuals investing in Irish film and television productions, writes Barry J whyte.

The Sunday Interview: Norman Crowley

The Sunday Interview: Norman Crowley

Norman Crowley, chief executive of Crowley Carbon, has hit on a hot formula by turning the immersion off': eliminating energy waste in companies, writes Barry J Whyte

Corporate tax regime could be undermined by US proposals

Corporate tax regime could be undermined by US proposals

Proposals to overhaul the US tax regime could undermine Ireland's corporate tax rate, according to one American tax expert, but could also lead to an increase in tax-related takeovers of Irish headquartered companies.

Motorway builder running €87m losses

Motorway builder running €87m losses

The company that built the 56-kilometre Galway to Ballinasloe section of the M6 motorway has accumulated losses of Euro 87 million, according to the most recently filed set of accounts.

RSA: How RSA has grown in Ireland

RSA: How RSA has grown in Ireland

RSA announced the seriousness of its intentions in the Irish market towards the end of 2008.

Sunday Interview: Darach McQuaid

Sunday Interview: Darach McQuaid

Darach McQuaid, has plans to make the most of the start of the Giro d'Italia in Ireland next year, writes Barry J Whyte.

Ireland could have been first to issue Islamic bond, says expert

Ireland could have been first to issue Islamic bond, says expert

Ireland has missed an opportunity to raise its markets profile in the Middle East and southern Asia by letting Britain become the first western country to issue an Islamic bond, according to a member of the Taoiseach's influential IFSC Clearing House

Share price shows demand for more Reits is out there

Share price shows demand for more Reits is out there

The Green Reit, the recently-launched real estate investment trust, revealed its first Irish property purchases, last week having raised €310 million through its initial public offering on the Irish Stock Exchange in July.

First court battles over Irish Life London office sale to begin

First court battles over Irish Life London office sale to begin

The first of more than 200 cases linked to the sale of a London office block by Irish Life Assurance is due to be heard in the High Court tomorrow.