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.

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.

Quinby losses reach €146 million

Quinby losses reach €146 million

Accumulated losses at Kildare property developer Jerry Conlan's Quinby Properties now stand at €146.4 million, according to the most recently filed set of accounts.

Cerberus awaits EPA decision on Greenstar

Cerberus awaits EPA decision on Greenstar

New York-based private equity firm Cerberus will find out tomorrow if the EPA will settle its case against Greenstar, which it is trying to buy.

Hourican hoping to escape shadow of Libor scandal

Hourican hoping to escape shadow of Libor scandal

John Hourican, the Irish banker, could be forgiven for feeling some exasperation this week, even as he was announced as the new chief executive of the troubled Bank of Cyprus.

Finance Bill strengthens hand of Irish rugby stars

Finance Bill strengthens hand of Irish rugby stars

Irish rugby players will have a stronger hand in their contract negotiations with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) after the passing of the new Finance Bill. The bill will give them greater freed

Trading in AIB can be a dangerous game

Trading in AIB can be a dangerous game

AIB's tiny free float of traded shares has been giving an inflated impression of the bank's market value since 2012 – and now retail investors are getting caught

AIB mortgage used to invest in collapsed bank property fund

AIB mortgage used to invest in collapsed bank property fund

Two investors in a risky AIB property investment fund that has since collapsed in value invested in the fund with money loaned to them through an AIB mortgage.

McIlroy: more rough battles on the Horizon

McIlroy: more rough battles on the Horizon

As Rory McIlroy faces a court showdown with Horizon, Oakley is suing him in California, writes Barry J Whyte.

Budget 2014: What it means for property

Budget 2014: What it means for property

With signs of a fragile recovery coming through recent economic data, Barry J Whyte gauges reaction to the property measures in Budget 2014.

Hedge funds: EU rule change good news for Irish hedge funds

Hedge funds: EU rule change good news for Irish hedge funds

US fund managers looking to raise money in Europe for alternative investment funds could increasingly look to partnerships with Irish fund managers thanks to new European hedge fund regulations.

Better Access to Finance Stokes Business Interest.

Better Access to Finance Stokes Business Interest.

Improved availability of a variety of finance for new start-ups and franchises in Ireland has reinvigorated interest in getting into business, experts say. Expressions of interest in business lending

Liquidator appointed to Corporate Video Company.

Liquidator appointed to Corporate Video Company.

A liquidator has been appointed to Animo Communications, the corporate video company run by John Ingram, one of the founders of television production company Animo Television.

Three of AIB’s Belfry property funds in liquidation

Three of AIB’s Belfry property funds in liquidation

Three of AIB's six Belfry property funds, which used a combination of loans and money raised from the bank's private wealth clients to buy British property at the height of the bubble, are now being liquidated.

Revenue seeks wind-up of Quinn family firm

Revenue seeks wind-up of Quinn family firm

The Irish tax authority has opened up a new legal frontier against the Quinn family, writes Barry J Whyte.

McIlroy signed Horizon extension

McIlroy signed Horizon extension

Golfer Rory McIlroy extended his contract with sports agent Conor Ridge's Horizon Sports Management last month, just weeks before ending his relationship with it.