Out of Office: catch up on the day’s business news

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Today’s stories cover Bank of Ireland, Web Summit, Johnny Ronan and more

Welcome to the Business Post’s Out of Office, your daily round-up of the day’s business, tech, markets, legal and politics news.

Our business editor Lorcan Allen sat down with Myles O’Grady, the Bank of Ireland chief executive to hear about the four main challenges facing the lender this year. O’Grady spoke about keeping investors happy, commercial property threats, the next Davy chief executive and helping to solve the housing crisis. Subscribers can read that exclusive interview here.

Catherine Sanz covered a number of high profile business people legal actions, including Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave taking legal action against Irish Independent publisher Mediahuis.

Johnny Ronan’s real estate group is taking a High Court action against its lender Fortress in which accuses it of improperly appointing receivers as part of a conspiracy to prevent it from pursuing a lawsuit.

Elsewhere, Daniel Murray takes a look at Sinn Féin’s tack to the right on environmental issues, an issue that is causing some division within the party.

Our political correspondent Cónal Thomas reflected on Catherine Martin’s performance in front of an Oireachtas committee meeting on Tuesday evening. You can read that story here.

News in brief

* OpenAI partners with Dublin City to improve tourism experience

* Stripe’s valuation rebounds to $65 billion on the back of share deal

* Glenveagh pivots to take a slice of state’s €40bn intervention in housing market

* Waterford-based Suir Engineering to add 200 jobs as sales soar

* Barclays analysis shows restrictions on Irish data centres ‘forcing sector to decarbonise’

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