Petroceltic chief finance officer Tom Hickey at the company’s AGM in Dublin.  Photograph: Sara Freund

Worldview Capital fail to block re-election of any directors

Boojum, a chain of five burrito bars has been sold for in excess of €3 million

Boojum burrito chain bought by private equity firm and ex-Ulster rugby player Andrew Maxwell

Dunnes Stores: maybe it should open a concession in the Four Courts

Chain’s legal department is a busy spot

Property developer Sean Mulryan arriving at the banking inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke

Examples of Anglo Irish Bank events that Ballymore executives attended include a Chelsea versus Barcelona football match, the Chel(...)

 A scene from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which was a big summer blockbuster last year

Cinema looks set to go ahead despite opposition from Ward family, former business partners in Ward Anderson cinema group

Declan Kelly with Hillary Clinton. Teneo was once closely linked to the Clintons

Declan Kelly’s US-based consultancy also acquires two major London PR firms

David Smith: after four years in Ireland, he will head up Diageo’s Australia and New Zealand operations

After four years in Ireland, David Smith will head up company operations in Australia and New Zealand

Balls Media  is moving into audio and video content in “a big way”

Balls Media score fresh capital as it eyes further digital expansion, perhaps including sports for the ‘Sunday Business Post’

Sean Mulryan: he outlined the Savarin tender process run for Ballymore by Cushman and Wakefield, adding that Flow East “gave no confirmation of proof of funding”

Statement sets out Mulryan’s position in row between Ballymore and Flow East

Sean Mulryan is known for throwing lavish boomtime parties, the hiatus on which appears to have been lifted in recent times. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Epitome of the Celtic Tiger-era developers who dominated during boom

Nama is embroiled in a dispute with a Czech property company. Photograph: The Irish Times

Losing and irate bidder claims it was excluded from tender ‘for no apparent reason’

Eason’s in O’Connell Street: Eason’s has 62 stores including 26 franchised outlets. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Book company is emerging from a painful five-year restructuring

Houseware and furniture in the lead as retail sector continues to increase sales, says survey

Average sales in sector rose 5 per cent in second quarter 2015, survey reveals

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave: renting in Dublin “sucks”.

Free accommodation for new hires while they find a permanent place in Dublin

Ergo chief executive John Purdy, one of the Fenergo shareholders bought out by equity fund Insight

Investec-managed venture fund more than quadruples its money in two years

Cerberus  acquired the debt through Nama’s Project Eagle portfolio

EY administrators to Belfast property company file detailed report setting out company’s financial position – and the administr(...)

 Dermot Desmond is a keen golfer

World’s number four golfer spent time in the capital with Daon founder Desmond’s family, including his sons Brett, Ross and Derry (...)

 David Drumm: reportedly has been doing some consulting work for his old acquaintance Michael Breslin in New Jersey.  Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Nama hot on his trail over £9 million loan while Safway Atlantic hit with a lawsuit by a union in the US

Irelandia has already invested heavily in  VivaAerobus, a Mexican airline where Declan Ryan sits on the board

Airline group backed by Irelandia Aviation to begin flights across Central America

Nama’s Treasury Building: 40% of Project Eagle borrowers ‘already subject’ to Nama enforcement proceedings. Photograph: Eric Luke

US firm defends treatment of borrowers after buying loans worth €10bn

Aer Lingus intends to maintain at least five Gatwick flights to Dublin and one Knock flight to London, although it is unclear if this will be a Gatwick flight. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Identical Aer Lingus and IAG statements welcome approval of takeover

IAG has  promised the commission it will enter into agreements with IAG’s long-haul rivals to maintain route link-ups with Aer Lingus’s network. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Merged IAG-Aer Lingus will have to offer for sale five pairs of landing slots at London Gatwick

The European Commission has cleard the way for IAG to buy Aer Lingus.

Concern expressed about competition on specific routes, including USA

A television screen shows Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, speaking during a Greek bailout news report as a trader monitors financial data inside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Iseq soars by 1.7% and European equities rally as investors celebrate Greek bailout

One-third of Irish respondents choose Tesco for their big weekly shop. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Just 15% of survey respondents chose Dunnes Stores

Iceland took back the franchise and bought Aim’s seven stores in late 2013.

ACCHL has high level of short-term debt at €5.6m but low level of long-term bank loans

Royal Bank of Scotland said in May it had sold its last major portfolio of Northern Ireland-backed loans, Project Rathlin, to Cerberus. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

US firm purchased Nama's Project Eagle portfolio

Ulick McEvaddy, the aviation tycoon, is backing the launch of an Irish company that plans to spend €20 million developing a drone project. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Ulick McEvaddy has joined the board of Green Aviation

It is likely Aer Lingus could be flying under the IAG banner by the autumn

Wednesday is the deadline for the European Commission’s competition directorate to decide whether to give approval

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe speaking to reporters on the Ryanair decision to accept IAG’s offer, yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Ryanair acceptance of IAG offer removes last major corporate obstacle to deal

Philip O’Quigley, chief executive, Falcon Oil & Gas: “Shareholders don’t want to wait 20 years for a payback. We’re setting ourselves up to sell. Ultimately, that’s what we want to do.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Chief executive Philip O’Quigley has high hopes for the explorer in Australia and South Africa

Dunnes chief executive Margaret Heffernan: sales are rising at the supermarket group

Dunnes Stores grows sales by 6.5 per cent in three months despite high-profile disputes

After more than 40 years in business Pamela Scott is still flying the flag for indigenous retailers on Grafton Street Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Accounts show retailer is still loss-making on an operating basis despite growing sales

Kevin Nowlan: “It’s safe to say that a large cushion was needed on my office chair the following Monday [after the cycle].”

Hibernia REIT chief executive led amateurs over four days from Malin Head to Mizen Head

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel  has the hump over so-called “bypass fraud”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Employees in ‘joint operation’ with counterterrorism unit in Jamaica

Central Bank of Ireland: tweet machine timing. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Call for people to bring their old Irish punts into the bank for exchange

A Paddy Power advertisement depicting Roy Keane as Scottish warrior William Wallace. Photograph:  Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Republic of Ireland assistant manager starts lawsuit

The 36-bedroomed Dawson Hotel, which formerly housed the La Stampa restaurant, also includes another currently-shuttered restaurant at basement level, formerly called Faat Baat. It also includes Sams Bar and the Dawson Spa.

Owner of the Marker, Mount Juliet and Citywest buys boutique hotel

Tetrarch chief executive Michael McElligott: company plans to purchase the Millennium Park complex in Naas. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taxpayers on the hook for massive loss on Naas property scheme’s Nama loans

John Brennan, chief executive of the Jurys Inn group. “A flotation is certainly one option given the business’s scale”

Lone Star launches Amaris Hospitality, to be run from Dublin by Jurys Inn team

Nama: Project Eagle portfolio sold at steeper than usual discount. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cerberus’s €1.6bn Project Eagle bid selected ‘on the advice of Lazard’, Nama says

The website of Cerberus Capital Management, which states the private equity firm has some $25 billion (€22.5 billion) in assets under management.

Private equity firm ‘deeply troubled’ over allegations made in Dáil by Mick Wallace

Well-known Belfast law firm Tughans said Ian Coulter (above) was involved in the sale by Nama last year of a portfolio of loans with a nominal value of €5.7 billion, which were sold for €1.6 billion.

Leading NI business figure left law firm in dispute over fees related to portfolio sale

Denis O’Brien: old hand at the debt game. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien’s firm is on the hunt for equity via an IPO to fund a major fibre and content rollout

Mr Justice Brian Cregan: gave businessman Tom Anderson what could politely be described as a dressing down. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Consortium made ‘unscrupulous attempt’ to leverage extra concessions, judge finds

Senator Feargal Quinn: said pubs need to be able to adjust to the competition provided by supermarkets. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Greg Mulholland criticises supermarkets at Oireachtas jobs committee

Goodbody Stockbrokers Trading Room. Photograph: Dara Mac D?naill / THE IRISH TIMES Dara Mac Donaill

New unit has target of attracting funds under management of €1.5bn by 2020

Digicel’s IPO filing revealed the company made payments over the last three years of $26.5 million to  AC Executive Aviation Services, a company controlled by Digicel owner Denis O’Brien, for the use of his corporate jet. Photograph: David Sleator

Filing reveals $26.5m paid over three years to company controlled by Denis O’Brien

Mark Godfrey: “The Irish business never defaulted on its debt in the past, it will always be able to service it.”

Guarantee has reduced BWG’s annual interest rate from 4 to 1.75 per cent

Brian O’Cathain, Petroceltic’s chief executive officer:  Worldview says the company is “proposing to pledge the company’s crown jewel” because it has “run out of money”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Largest shareholder Worldview calling for egm over plans for $175m bond issue

Michael Hasenstab, bond trader with Franklin Templeton

Franklin Templeton has emerged as a key backer of Denis O’Brien’s Caribbean telco Digicel

Emmet O’Neill: bought 10 per cent of Topaz, which, once it swallows Esso, will control nigh on a third of the Irish forecourts market

Emmet O’Neill rolling out Re.Store brand across network of forecourts

Golfer Paul McGinley:  “I am now no longer involved in the business.” Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Ryder Cup captain says he is no longer involved in golf club rental firm

 Oisín Fanning: his Aim-listed San Leon Energy is to  ask shareholders to approve a £29 million (€40 million) placing. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Shareholders’ meeting to consider placing from Toscafund

Ethiopian Airlines: new Addis Ababa-Dublin-Los Angeles service

Dreamliner service connects three contintents

 A  view from the 16th hole during the  Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in  Arizona. Clubstohire.com will offer services to tourist visiting the course. (Photograph:  Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Irish-based golf rental business to begin operations in Florida, Arizona and Nevada

Ollie Brogan, managing director at ESB International: “As a nation, we’re good at understanding other peoples.”

Some commentators had called for company to be sold during crisis

The Saudi project, which will be revealed at ESBI’s 40th anniversary event in Dublin Castle, is part of the “Northern Promise” investment programme that was championed by the late King Abdullah (above) to economically reinvigorate the undeveloped northern part of the world’s biggest oil producer.

Company due to announce €17 million Saudi project at Dublin Castle event on Thursday

Block R in Spencer Dock, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Central Bank among current tenants of 11,798sq m building behind the Convention centre

BWG’s chief executive Leo Crawford. The retail group has managed to negotiate significantly better terms on its loans.

Deal to bring on board Barclays guaranteed by South African parent

Merrion Capital has appointed  former Davy, AIB and Anglo Irish Bank executive Jack O’Keeffe as  head of corporate finance

Company has beefed up senior team in recent months

Pat Kenny at the launch of UTV Ireland . Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Board approves ‘action plan’ to plug audience shortfall at UTV Ireland

CRH attributed an enterprise value of about £414 million to UK brick maker Ibstock. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Purported valuation of £1bn for UK brick maker Ibstock

Apple chief Tim Cook: the company’s 0.9 per cent drop yesterday weighed heavily on the S&P. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

US stocks fall from near record levels, with eight of the 10 main S&P 500 sectors down

A computer-generated image of the proposed new Stillorgan shopping centre in south Co Dublin

State’s oldest mall to be transformed through the addition of glass roof and new facade

Lorraine Sweeney: “We also didn’t think we were dealing with vultures.”

‘Brutal’ closure was like a ‘mass funeral’, says former SFA chairwoman

Jay Bourke: publican finds himself in another legal dispute, this time with the operating company for Bellinter House. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bellinter operator has filed a High Court case against co-owners of country house hotel

 Ireland’s football team:  continues to dole out nothing but heartbreak. Photograph: Reuters / Matthew Childs Livepic

Kevin Reid is a Scot but he has declared for Ireland, which would make him the firm’s version of Aiden McGeady

The proposed Navan commuter railway line only ever got as far as the M3 Parkway station slightly beyond Dunboyne, a good 34km from Navan

As I’m told they often say up in Navan, “will you get ou’ of that garden”

Wenceslas Square in Prague: commands some of the highest retail rents in the Czech Republic. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Agreement reportedly reached to sell scheme to Czech developer

Philip O’Quigley: he said he was confident that Falcon could wrap up South African negotiations this year

Drilling to start within weeks at its main fracking project in Australia

The competition watchdog seized thousands of documents when it raided the offices of Irish Cement, a subsidiary of industrial giant CRH. Photograph: The Irish Times

Competition commission to ask High Court what documents can be used from raids

Denis O’Brien:   He  has also initiated a lawsuit against the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission and the State arising from the Dáil utterances relating to his banking affairs with IBRC. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Injunction lifted on the original script, with the exception of two paragraphs

Emirates National Oil Company’s  offer for the 46 per cent of Dublin-listed Dragon that it currently does not own values the explorer at more than €5 billion.

Recent buyout offer for company ‘materially undervalues’ growth potential – claim

Catherine Murphy: said she was acting on the concerns of citizens and engaged in a search for answers

Siteserv wrote to Sean Barrett seeking to get record amended over accusations

The sudden closure of the store on Thursday night in the midst of an access dispute with Paul McCann and Stephen Tennant of Grant Thornton, the AIB-appointed receivers to the centre, leaves 100 staff in limbo. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Shutting of Gorey outlet is typical of the chain’s combative tactics

Denis O’Brien: there is speculation that Digicel may be preparing to sell the vestiges of its business in the emerging economy of Myanmar, or Burma if you have an old-school colonial bent.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Reports indicate Denis O’Brien may have given up on business in Burma

Willie Walsh: IAG chief gave a wide-ranging talk on aviation issues, including IAG’s proposed €1.36 billion offer for Aer Lingus during lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel. Then he got down to the big bucks. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

IAG chief tells Shelbourne Hotel lunch-goers of winning €25 draw from Tipperary pub

Sam Neill in  Jurassic Park:  did his bit last week to boost the profile of a small Irish wine business

Actor owns Two Paddocks vineyard in New Zealand

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: is as mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Irish banks charge between 4.1 per cent and 4.9 per cent, compared to the ECB base rate of 0.05 per cent

Gerry Barrett:  Nama’s portfolio of the Galway developer’s loans is called Project Maeve

Bankers go all James Bond with their portfolio code names

Denis O’Brien: ‘I believe that every citizen is entitled to privacy in their financial affairs.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Injunction prevents RTÉ broadcasting dealings with IBRC

Siteserv chief executive Sean Corkery: Politicians were asking the public to connect disparate issues concerning the Siteserv sale, Irish Water contracts and Mr O’Brien’s finances. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Denis O’Brien planning to dispatch similar letter to Ceann Comhairle requesting change

Musgrave said it was planning to develop a strategic partnership with Booker to collaborate on store formats, digital innovation, buying opportunities, sharing of best practice and to achieve cost savings and efficiencies for the business.

Company had been working on turnaround of business and had reduced losses

Robbie Keane: fundamentally solid, occasionally infuriating, but remarkably consistent

Offer of €3.3bn for Eircom was apparently made a couple of months ago

Anchorage Capital, which has global operations and is headquartered in New York, did not comment when asked if it was the “credible” bidder referred to by Eircom.

Telco back in play as Blackstone sells 25% share to Anchorage Capital

Wednesday is the deadline for a request from Eircom to extend by more than two years to 2022 the repayment date for about €2 billion of its loans.

Offer understood to have been made in first quarter for telecoms company

Company set to boost sales for first time in seven years

Grainne O’Halloran, technical director and Oliver Sutherland, group commercial officer, at the Valeo Foods plant. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell

Plant upgrade brings production back to Ireland

Avoca managing director Simon Pratt says the family is “inundated” with buyout approaches, but that no decision has been made. Photograph: Pat Langan

The American food service giant is still in the frame to buy the successful Irish company

Amanda Pratt: no longer assisting the owners of Bewley’s cafe on Grafton St

Former Avoca designer advised on early stages of project at famous Grafton Street cafe

Google’s David Sneddon, REI chairperson Oonagh O’Hagan and Harvey Norman chief executive Blaine Callard at the Retail Excellence Ireland ‘Retail Retreat’ in Carton House, Maynooth

Retail Excellence Ireland entertains 500 members in plush Carton House Hotel

Counsel for RTÉ told the court that Mr O’Brien wanted a “boring, dry, sterlie” report. Photograph: The Irish Times

Billionaire must not be allowed ‘set the boundaries’ for media

Heineken’s newly launched Orchard Thieves cider brand: building a profile.

New cider serves as fuel for twitterati

 Denis O’Brien. File Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Businessman may ‘review arrangements’ with Irish banks, judge hears

Denis O’Brien is seeking an injunction preventing an RTÉ report based on a 2013 letter he wrote to IBRC liquidator Kieran Wallace.

RTÉ fighting injunction over news report into businessman’s dealings with IBRC

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