Google, Amazon and Walmart are positioning themselves to dominate ecommerce in the coming decade. That’s the reason Google acquired Dublin’s Pointy on Wednesday, for $160 million. We examine how the deal was done, who...
Petrel Resources’ share price has been on a rollercoaster since it unveiled takeover plans by investors with deep connections in the Middle East. Less than six months into their honeymoon, the partners are lawyering up.
The establishment of the Court of Appeal liberated Ireland’s highest court from the burden of workaday appeals. The result has been quietly transformative.
Orpea Groupe, a French headquartered nursing care giant, has made an offer of well in excess of €100 million for TLC Nursing Homes, a move that makes it the preferred bidder
In 2007, Athlone Town FC unveiled a state-of-the-art stadium built with lottery funds and a mystery donor. Then the row over ownership began – and it continues to work its way through the courts. Just how did it come to this? And what happens next?
250 insurers have left the Irish market in the last six years – 117 in the last two. Liberty’s announcement fits into the narrative of a contracting market. Small businesses are among the hardest hit.
The ban on The Currency’s writers has been “lifted” but The Irish Times remains silenced. Michael McDowell, the former Attorney General and Minister for Justice, says it raises questions about the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Some 16 months after being installed by the High Court, inspectors are preparing to move to Phase Two of the investigation into an alleged significant data breach in the media publisher
As managing partner of Mason Hayes & Curran, Declan Black heads a law firm with 90 partners and 500 staff. He talks about his rise to the top, the future of the profession and when to tell a client if they need to fight or settle.
Chopped CEO Brian Lee has a background in carpentry but describes himself as also being a “Wheeler-Deeler” of his age. He is now the co-founder and CEO of healthy fast-food chain Chopped. His aim is to have Chopped on the same street as every McDonalds.
He has brokered some of Ireland’s biggest deals, steered Goodbody through the financial crisis and faced scrutiny by the highest authorities. Roy Barrett now chairs the beleaguered Football Association of Ireland – is he up to the task?
Unlike the US where mistakes in business are seen as part of the journey, we fear failure because it may well be used as a stick to beat us with. That fear can see genuine talent shrink from the challenge and never even try.
Politicians with control of the economy, can affect their electoral fortunes using the machinery of the state. This behaviour is bad for the economy, as it induces a political business cycle. Stephen Kinsella asks how credible are electoral promises, and what do they mean for Ireland for the next five years?
This year, the technology entrepreneur Bobby Healy is joining a small number of DEBRA volunteers making an expedition deep into the Arctic Circle to raise some funds for this most worthwhile of causes. He explains why he is doing it.
From trade wards to the “starbuckification” of food retail, Aidan Connolly foresees disruption and opportunities in the year(s) ahead – with Irish farmers and food processors showing disparate levels of readiness in the face of upcoming challenges.
The mention of a Fiscal Union is in line with the EU Commission’s 2019 tax harmonisation proposal to scrap the member state veto on direct taxation matters, especially corporation tax. Here is why.
Contemptuous of red cheddar, but jealous of Irish rain: a new study by Bord Bia’s French counterpart assesses the performance of Ireland among the world’s top dairy exporters and holds some lessons for the industry here.
Intangible assets make up enormous amounts of the value generated by most companies. Yet, we barely know how to value them and we don’t know what might happen if they suddenly lose their value. Could Ireland’s intangible boom bust?
To really become a global hub, we need a new pre-fabricated, modular off-shore port system connected by bridge added to coastal towns around the island to facilitate short range electric, autonomous ferry services.