Irish Water managing director John Tierney:  the Sunday Business Post  reports that senior Coalition figures have discussed the need to replace him and the company’s board if the Government is to neutralise the political fallout from the water charges controversy.   Photograph:  Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Investec launches High Court proceedings against Topaz

Digital kitchen scale innovator Ben Harris (left), chief executive of Drop, with members of the AIB and Frontline Ventures teams, celebrates AIB’s €2 million seeding

Fund will be managed by specialist venture capital operator that invests in early-stage software

‘Drivetime’ presenter Mary Wilson. The programme  is  Ireland’s most popular drivetime radio show. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Show hosted by Mary Wilson has proved to be attractive option for banks in the past

Rugby pundit Brent Pope is launching a clothing range in Arnotts.

Leinster and Ireland pair McFadden and Madigan to pitch in for launch

Basil Geoghegan: adviser on options available to save Irish Nationwide at time of bank bailout.

Cantillon: divestments deprived Irish banks of fee income, says investment banker

In Dublin, Aer Lingus shares rose 3.4 per cent, marking  a reversal of recent sentiment towards airline stocks in the wake of the Ebola scare. Photograph: Alan Betson

Good day for big names in Dublin as Bank of Ireland and CRH both rise by 4.4%

The five-star Merchant Hotel at Skipper Street in Belfast, one of the hotels whose loans were sold by Ulster Bank to Goldman Sachs

High-profile hotel loans thought to have had face value of about €200m

Basil Geoghegan: State aid might have gone in the door of the Irish banks but it immediately went out

Claim by Basil Geoghegan that the government sleep walked into guarantee

Adriaan Bartels: “We realised that the only people who would come and stay in those days were the Irish, and there was only so much they would pay.”  Photograph: Patrick Browne

Kenya-born Adriaan Bartels has all the required sophistication to manage a five-star boutique hotel

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