Tom Lyons

Tom Lyons

Tom Lyons is Business Editor and Associate Editor of the Sunday Business Post. Lyons was previously senior business correspondent with The Irish Times, deputy business editor with The Sunday Independent and business editor of Newstalk. An award winning investigative journalist, he is the co-author of two books: ‘The FitzPatrick Tapes, the rise and fall of one man, one bank and one country’ and ‘Fingers, the man who brought down Irish Nationwide.’

Liquidator appointed to Crean’s lager brewer

Liquidator appointed to Crean’s lager brewer

The Dingle Brewing Company had been doing well until it ran into difficulties expanding into the United States.

Siteserv: anatomy of a deal

Siteserv: anatomy of a deal

The sale of Siteserv to the tycoon Denis O’Brien is of huge public interest. Since 2012, Tom Lyons has been reporting on this important story. Now, in this major investigation, he goes inside one of the most controversial deals in Irish business history

‘I founded my company at 50. Seventeen years later, I sold it for €68 million’

‘I founded my company at 50. Seventeen years later, I sold it for €68 million’

Since founding Merlyn Industries in 2000, Michael Hoyne has seen his shower enclosure business grow to sales of over €34m. It has thrived in boom, bust and Brexit. Just how did he do it?

Siteserv Uncovered: How Denis O’Brien beat rival Siteserv bidders

Siteserv Uncovered: How Denis O’Brien beat rival Siteserv bidders

A 12-month investigation into the sale of Siteserv to the billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien has revealed new information about how the controversial deal was done

Veteran architect defends 22-storey tower for capital

Veteran architect defends 22-storey tower for capital

Dublin City Council shot down the Johnny Ronan development after claiming it would have a 'significant and detrimental visual impact'

Primary care centre owner partners for expansion

Primary care centre owner partners for expansion

Clarington Primary Care, which owns three primary care centres with two more in the pipeline, has held talks with four potential funders from Ireland and overseas

Director Horn takes on executive role at Marlet Property Group

Director Horn takes on executive role at Marlet Property Group

Marlet, which is backed by a multibillion British fund called M&G Investments, is also seeking to expand its management team

Trinity defends INM partnership in free speech forum

Trinity defends INM partnership in free speech forum

The event has been criticised by the Social Democrats because of the number of legal actions being taken by INM’s largest shareholder, Denis O’Brien, against media organisations, journalists and politicians

Hospitality firm fears  ‘73 per cent hike’ in council rates

Hospitality firm fears ‘73 per cent hike’ in council rates

The Fitzgerald Group, which employs 1,000 people in two hotels and five pubs, said it was calling on all businesses to lobby against any increase

O’Brien alleges Red Flag connection to Siteserv leak

O’Brien alleges Red Flag connection to Siteserv leak

Mogul also claims politicians revealed ‘stolen’ personal banking information to the Dáil

Bewley’s set to reopen after €12m revamp

Bewley’s set to reopen after €12m revamp

The investment in the café is intended to position the venue as a landmark destination for tourists

Ronan architect blasts council over tower rejection

Ronan architect blasts council over tower rejection

‘The purpose of a landmark is that it is visible’

Siteserv probe begins interviews

Siteserv probe begins interviews

Commission has a budget of €10 million

Chomsky endorses journalist Connolly ahead of Nama book

Chomsky endorses journalist Connolly ahead of Nama book

"Connolly’s careful and penetrating investigative research has exposed critical truths about malfeasance in high places"

Alt-finance firm lines up €16.6m worth of Irish deals

Alt-finance firm lines up €16.6m worth of Irish deals

Capital Step has already funded Welltel, the Dublin-based business telecoms provider, and financed the buyout of Berkley Recruitment