Telco’s former chief executive quit last month after flotation plans abandoned

Overvalued: the former Jurys and Berkely Court hotel sites in Ballsbridge

Hotel values may be rising at 35 per cent annually in Ballsbridge, but most likely not in Ballycotton or Ballybofey

Paddy Cosgrave (right) at a publicity event for the 2014 Web Summit – 20,000 people are expected to attend the summit. Photograph: Maxwells

US rival had accused Cosgrave of deceptive business practices and unfair competition

Paul McGinley: worked with the course architects on the redevelopment of the golf facilities at the complex. Photograph:   Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Revamped Denis O’Brien course in Quinta da Lago resort

Ronan Dunne: chief exceutive of Telefónica UK

Ronan Dunne is one of those senior corporate executives Ireland didn’t know it had

 Imperial Tobacco was “taken aback” by the 40 cent increase on a packet of cigarettes announced by Michael Noonan. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Government criticised for fuelling a ‘criminal industry’

Becoming part of the Single Electricity Market would require huge investment.  Photograph: Collins

Integration of electricity markets could see bills shoot up for consumers

The Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton hosted a conference call with officials and executives from up to 60 US multinationals yesterday afternoon, to discuss some of the measures that might affect them.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Budget measures including new foreign direct investment incentives discussed

An explanatory note with the budget said some of the extra cash would be drawn from the proceeds of the Bord Gáis Energy sale.

Decision to draw down ‘special dividends’ made over weekend before budget

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