John Moloney: announcement of new role came on the day the company announced it had agreed to sell its Robert Roberts and Kelkin food businesses. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Glanbia managing director replaces former AIB chief executive Michael Buckley

 Citywest Hotel in Dublin which was purchased out of receivership.

Two firms obtained court permission to serve legal papers on businessman

The DCC agm in the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin earlier this year, Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Deal, which was announced to the stock market, is subject to clearance from Competition Authority

The Commission’s aid investigation into Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland goes back 10 years to 2004. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

How did this come about and what’s likely to happen if the Commission finds against Ireland

Eircom ran into a wall with institutional investors as its highly paid advisers Goldman Sachs, Rothschild and JP Morgan quietly sounded them out regarding an IPO. Photograph: Eric Luke

Analysis: sinking sales no help when you want to floa

In recent months, Eircom also ran a parallel process to seek a buyer, but was rebuffed by several private equity houses as the company has yet to return to growth. Earnings have stabilised but its revenues are still falling.

Earnings have stabilised but revenue is still falling

The multinational drinks companies would benefit exponentially from an excise cut

Boston major Marty Walsh during his election campaign last year. photograph: jim davis/boston globe via getty images

Walsh will spend some time in Connemara, from where his parents hail, as well as Donegal, Derry, Belfast and Dublin

Richie Boucher: interviewed for NYT pullout

New York Times ran eight-page pullout on Ireland featuring several blue-bloods of Irish economic and public life

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