Conor Hillery was one of eight bankers promoted to manage specific regions or products as part of one of the largest reshuffles in the bank’s history. Still only in his 40s, he is one of the most senior Irish-born bankers internationally.
In the latest installment of the Mapping Multinationals series, we unlock Microsoft’s Irish presence – the tax tactics, the IP moves and the dividend strategy.
Prop-tech probably prompts thoughts of things like smart fridges or being able to control all the electrical elements in your house through one device. In reality, it’s a growing industry that focuses on planning, development, asset...
Abbott Laboratories (market cap: €142 billion) has been battling Edwards Lifesciences (market cap: €42 billion) in US and UK courts over the Pascal, Edwards’ device for fixing leaky heart valves. Now the fight is coming to Ireland.
VideoDoc was billed as the next big thing, raising millions from investors and even appointing a former health minister as chair. Now, its assets have been sold for crumbs with liquidators poised to wind up the business. Just what went wrong?
First elected to the Dáil at the age of 27, Lucinda Creighton was a rising star in Fine Gael – before she resigned from the party over her stance on abortion. Having left Irish politics for good, Creighton has entered the world of business through Vulcan Consulting.
Northern Ireland-born banker Martin Shields made millions off so-called cum-ex transactions now at the centre of a spectacular German investigation. This week, he offered to give €15 million back to the taxpayer.
Social media has fueled a rise in defamation claims. But few lawyers But few lawyers are betting it is a growth industry.
Hibernia took a hit when Paschal Donoghue clamped down on REIT sales last year. Now it has to worry about three tax changes being proposed by Sinn Féin.
June O’Connell gave up a career as a corporate lawyer to co-found a whiskey and gin distillery in her home town of Cahersiveen. Four years later, she has a €10m distillery, a pop up shop and is in talks to raise millions in investment for her company Skellig Six18.
Gary McGann believes people need to see evidence of improvement if they are to regain trust in the establishment. In this candid interview, the business leader talks about politics, housing, betting and the highs and lows of his life in business.
Irish policymakers have been ignoring inconvenient truths for decades. Over the next three weeks, I will be looking at the real data in a range of issues including the national accounts and the labour market. But today, I am starting with housing.
Sinn Fein is a political offshoot of the Northern troubles, a maverick campaigning force that has made up its socialism as it has gone along. Working from issues not ideology, it retained an anti-establishment cred that has attracted so much youth.
As the global geopolitical climate heats up, China will not have the luxury of being able to solely focus on these long-term domestic over-arching policies and will need to take some challenging decisions to protect core interests.
From a new wealth tax to a charge on onshored intellectual property, the Sinn Féin manifesto proposes a range of tax reforms. In a detailed assessment of the proposals, tax expert Eoin O’Shea assesses the detail of each proposals and its likely impact.
It is possible, though not probable, that a government dedicated to the twin principles of growth and distribution could be formed. So, what possible policy platform could a government of the left piece together? And what would it mean for business, the economy and society?
Despite concerns over inflation, the markets do not anticipate rates to rise until 2025 at the earliest. Instead, the real focus for central bankers will be on the longer-term issues surrounding eurozone banking profitability. Investors in Irish banks will be watching on with interest.
We have witnessed an historic political realignment. But it has been driven by a radical realignment of expectation from a generation who feel they are victims of a growing economic divide beyond young and old.
The exit poll may point to a three-way tie. But Sinn Fein has the real winner of this election. Stephen Kinsella looks at 3 factors behind the party’s surge: demographics, reverse tribalism and wealth inequality.