Tom Lyons

Tom Lyons

Tom Lyons is Executive 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.’

Swrve acquires Dublin start-up for undisclosed sum

Swrve acquires Dublin start-up for undisclosed sum

Swrve, the Irish-founded mobile marketing automation firm which raised $10 million last year, has acquired Dublin-based startup Converser.

Casey plans to roll out Fab.com to Europe and Asia

Casey plans to roll out Fab.com to Europe and Asia

PCH, which was founded by Corkman Liam Casey, plans to bring US e-commerce design website Fab.com to Europe and Asia in a bid to make it a global brand.

Drumm ‘has a lot of friends’, says US lawyer

Drumm ‘has a lot of friends’, says US lawyer

Tracy Miner, a noted attorney with the Massachusetts firm Demeo who is acting for David Drumm, has declined to comment on who is paying her fees for representing the former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive in his American bankruptcy appeal and potent

‘Bono gives us huge credibility in the Valley’

‘Bono gives us huge credibility in the Valley’

Its backers include Bono, and it’s targeting what it sees as the $1 billion business of helping firms manage their daily lives. Tom Lyons profiles Bizimply, a start-up with grand plans

Financial start-ups give the banks a run for their money

Financial start-ups give the banks a run for their money

A new wave of financial technology companies is catching the eye of investors. Business Editor Tom Lyons talks to one Irish-American who is leading the charge

Portfolio sale by Lone Star would include Airbnb HQ

Portfolio sale by Lone Star would include Airbnb HQ

Lone Star, the international investment fund, is considering selling on a large chunk of its Iris...

Developers and bankers scuffle over Anglo bond

Developers and bankers scuffle over Anglo bond

A firm co-founded by a former senior banker in Anglo Irish Bank is suing a Maple 10 developer aft...

Bono joins dream team for tech start-up

Bono joins dream team for tech start-up

Bono has emerged as the anchor of a dream team of Irish investors in a red-hot Dublin start-up. ...

Authority heard 19 allegations of cartels last year

Authority heard 19 allegations of cartels last year

The Competition Authority received 19 new complaints of alleged criminal cartel behavior in 2014,...

Drinking in pubs is good for you, says Lord Iveagh in attack on cheap drink

Drinking in pubs is good for you, says Lord Iveagh in attack on cheap drink

The Earl of Iveagh, a descendant of Arthur Guinness, has hit out at discount supermarket alcohol,...

Tech firm to hire 30 staff after securing investors

Tech firm to hire 30 staff after securing investors

Barricade Security Systems, an Irish tech company which has developed an early hacker warning pro...

Disrupt or die: the clichés ring true here

Disrupt or die: the clichés ring true here

Eoin Dowling is the chief executive of Boxfish, which develops technology that captures data from television shows, movies and other video broadcasts to allow searches and alerts. In March last year, it raised $5 million from Dublin-based venture cap

Waterford IT documents reveal tax settlements to Revenue

Waterford IT documents reveal tax settlements to Revenue

Confidential documents from the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) reveal a range of serious issues faced by the educational institute, including settlements to the Irish tax authority.

Ronan agrees a deal with Nama over €250m debts

Ronan agrees a deal with Nama over €250m debts

Property developer Johnny Ronan has reached an agreement with the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) to refinance company debts of over €250 million.

NEW GOLDEN CIRCLE Drumm taps up builders to fund extradition fight

NEW GOLDEN CIRCLE Drumm taps up builders to fund extradition fight

David Drumm, the former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, is raising a war chest from a golden circle of developers, to fund his battle to prevent the Irish state from bringing him home to face potential criminal charges.