Ed Micheau

Ed Micheau

Results may herald recovery at Iona

Results may herald recovery at Iona

An excellent set of results in Iona’s third quarter that included revenues 10 per cent ahead of expectations has prompted the market to question whether the firm has finally turned the corner.

Cadbury demands Coolock staff accept plan to cut 450 jobs

Cadbury demands Coolock staff accept plan to cut 450 jobs

Cadbury Ireland has told its staff it will close its manufacturing plant in north Dublin if a ratonalisation programme involving up to 450 job cuts is not accepted.

Aer Lingus battle about to take off

Aer Lingus battle about to take off

Michael O’Leary has chosen to adopt a ‘carrot-and-stick’ approach to persuade Aer Lingus shareholders to part with their shares at an offer price of €2.80 per share.

Desmond’s €1bn airport windfall a mere 10 years in the making

Desmond’s €1bn airport windfall a mere 10 years in the making

The old saying that you need money to make money certainly applies, but it sure helps when you are also blessed with an instinct for an opportunity.

Magners the apple of C&C's eye

Magners the apple of C&C's eye

Former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio will lead London Wasps against out Newcastle in the Guinness Premiership today, with the Magners Irish cider logo emblazoned on his shirt.

Texaco to follow Statoil out of Irish petrol market

Texaco to follow Statoil out of Irish petrol market

Chevron, the parent company of Texaco Ireland, is preparing to put some or all of the company’s estimated 220 petrol stations in the Republic up for sale in the near future.

EU veto could scupper Ryanair takeover bid

EU veto could scupper Ryanair takeover bid

Aer Lingus and the government have been told by advisers that the best prospect of Ryanair’s proposed €1.48 billion takeover failing rests with a narrow interpretation by the EU Commission of competition on the Dublin to London market and the dominan

Advantage Ryanair

Advantage Ryanair

It wasn’t meant to happen like this. Just over a week after privatisation, Ryanair’s hostile €1.4 billion bid for Aer Lingus was welcomed about as warmly among government ministers as an offer to speak at a private function in Manchester.

Mayoman seeks to create germ-free eggs

Mayoman seeks to create germ-free eggs

A Mayo businessman who claims to have the technology to create the world’s first germ-free eggs is seeking €100 million in fundraising to mass-produce eggs for vaccines.

Anglo chooses docklands site

Anglo chooses docklands site

Anglo Irish Bank has chosen a site in Dublin’s docklands owned by billionaire property developer Liam Carroll as the location for its new headquarters.

Cullen in new drive for US open-skies deal

Cullen in new drive for US open-skies deal

Minister for Transport Martin Cullen will ask his European counterparts on October 12 to allow Ireland to proceed with agreeing a new bilateral aviation treaty with the US in the event that talks for a wider EU-US open skies agreement break down.

Tullow tries to boost oil reserves with Hardman buy

Tullow tries to boost oil reserves with Hardman buy

Tullow Oil chief executive Aidan Heavey’s love affair with Africa deepened last week with the announcement that the Irish company is seeking to buy Australian rival Hardman Resources for stg£581 million (€865 million).

BIAM names Fox new head of Irish equities

BIAM names Fox new head of Irish equities

Bank of Ireland Asset Management (BIAM) has appointed a successor to Chris Reilly as head of Irish equities, completing the recent process of restructuring at the fund manager.

Irish Estates trading up

Irish Estates trading up

Property services group Irish Estates has undergone a period of considerable change over the last 12 months.

Cubic Telecom steadily growing by word of mouth

Cubic Telecom steadily growing by word of mouth

It’s not quite the bush telegraph, but word of mouth and a few well-placed messages are helping to sell one of the country’s fastest-growing franchise businesses.