M&S had sought a High Court injunction preventing a major extension to the Frascati centre. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Retailer had objected to plans to revamp shopping centre in Blackrock

Camile Thai restaurant on Pearse Street, Dublin. Its owner Brody Sweeney is expanding into the UK market. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Caveat: Ability to bounce back from failure is the true measure of an entrepreneur

PlayOn  has already signed partnerships with NBA basketball  and European Tour golf. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

Founder Killian Jones wants to build Irish-owned start-up into a €290m business

Camile Thai food chain founder Brody Sweeney.

London ‘soft launch’ follows franchise-led expansion of chain to 15 outlets in Ireland

Niall Quinn: said the decision by Avanti to switch off Q-Sat’s services had come with no warning “like a Scud missile”. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Satellite broadband service had 3,000 customers in less accessible rural areas

The new plan Three announced is to apply a fair usage formula for users that has been agreed at European level. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Instead it is introducing a ‘fair usage’ policy in accordance with new European rules

Topaz garages are to be rebranded soon.

Canadian-listed Couche-Tard will bring its Circle K brand to Ireland next year

Sports Direct now occupies the former Boyers building on Talbot Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Caveat: Megastore is more than an acre of fresh competition

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street rebounded after the Philadelphia Federal Reserve said its business activity index unexpectedly rose in May after declining for two months. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Bank of Ireland and Aryzta fall on Iseq after both announce new chief executives

C&C has blamed a decline in revenue on temporary “disruption” to its US business as it beds down a sales link-up with Pabst Brewing Company

Bulmers/Magners cidermaker interested in providing more loans to more Irish pubs

Vodafone’s organic service revenue growth slowed to 1.5 per cent in the final quarter from 2.1 per cent in the third

Wider group looks to calm investors after net loss of €6.1bn

Fine Grain Property is chaired by former Telecom Éireann chairman  Ron Bolger, pictured here in 1997. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Fine Grain Property Ireland teams up with Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Deliveroo’s turquoise army takes to the streets of Ireland.

Caveat: Delivering big plans, rich footballers and Lidl expansions

Coillte CEO Fergal Leamy: said State’s forestry agency  has identified sites at locations including in Cork, north of Dublin and in the west of the country that might be suitable for housing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

State forestry agency identifies up to 300 hectares of land close to population centres

Maurice Pratt, newly elected chair of The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation, will lay out the challenges ahead when he meets Minister for  Tourism Shane Ross on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former Quinnsworth supremo takes the chair of the industry’s lobby group with a stark Brexit message for Government: act now or lo(...)

Up to €1 million has been spent in direct fire-fighting costs for the blaze at Cloosh Valley in Galway.

‘If anyone knew it would lead to what happened at Cloosh, they would never have started it’

     US retail industry lobbyist Matthew Shay has warned   that a  proposed  levy on imports   could cripple Irish exporters of food and clothing to America. Photograph: Getty

Washington lobbyist calls on Irish retailers to boost their engagement with politicians

A screen displays  the IBEX35 index at Madrid’s stock exchange market in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: EPA/Fernando Alvarado

Dalata hotel group falls sharply in Dublin, with its price down by 2.9 per cent to €5.02

NS last year established a company, Disa Assets, which is registered to a small, Dublin south city office building that is also home to NS Financial Services Company

NS’s Irish tax avoidance structure triggers heavy criticism from Dutch politicians

The bitter falling out between Frank  Gleeson on one side, and a consortium that includes Irish-American investors and Danu Partners, backed by the founders of Setanta Sports, on the other, spawned three separate legal actions

Peace deal to see group divided between US-backed investors and Frank Gleeson

Even if a director doesn’t meet the definition of independence in the codes, they are still considered independent if the board says so. Photograph: iStockphoto

Caveat: Mueller misses Etihad job; and publicans in bitter Hairy Lemon battle

Frascati centre, Blackrock, Co Dublin: building work is about to get under way on an estimated €40 million revamp.

Blackrock shopping centre row may end up in Commercial Court if not resolved

 Matheson headquarters  at 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin  2.    File photograph: Alan Betson

Review followed criticism over law firm’s use of its charity in tax-efficient finance deals

Sir Anthony O’Reilly: almost all of his  assets have been sold off and so the public scrutiny will soon end. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA

Caveat: Ryanair engages private detective and Web Summit seeks government liaison expert

 Robert Pitt, chief executive INM  and  company chairman  Leslie Buckley. Photograph: Alan Betson

Triona Mullane received €250,000 from Denis O’Brien for her start-up company

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold addressing the company’s agm in Dublin. Photograph: Gary O’ Neill

Chairman says CRH is entering ‘new phase’ of growth and acquisitions

Dromoland Castle hotel: it is unclear whether the other Dromoland shareholders, mostly members of a Wall Street-assembled consortium of wealthy Americans, have pre-emption rights to acquire the shares

Efforts to liquidate businessman’s share may spark property sale

 Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast (left) and Ryanair CFO, Neil Sorahan, with Trinity business student Alannah Higgins from Boston. Photograph: Mark Stedman

‘Professor of entrepreneurship’ position at business school will commence in September

The Irish League of Credit Unions headquarters on Mount Street, Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Individual credit unions will make lending decisions but will receive centralised support

INM shareholders are currently waiting on the company to formally notify them of the details for its upcoming annual general meeting

Swiss bank takes third-largest stake in publisher, as shareholders await news of agm

 Irish Press meeting: Eamon De Valera is the grandson of the group’s founder. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Publishing group was founded in 1931 by former president Eamon De Valera

It’s all change on the Dublin drinking scene these days with a new breed of pub barons taking over

Who will buy the next round on the frenetic Dublin pubs market?

Steve Fitzpatrick, General secretary of the Communications Workers Union. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Steve Fitzpatrick, the pragmatic union leader who won’t leave managing to the managers

London: Marks & Spencer shares slumped 4.7p to 353.7p on the Footsie amid news the retail giant is planning to close six stores following a review of its store estate. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Glanbia performs strongly on Iseq while Kingspan falls 0.5% ahead of trading update

Martin Shanahan of IDA Ireland, Claire Solon of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and  Daniel Susskind, author of “Future of the Professions”, at the SCSI national conference  on Friday. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Ex-Department of Finance official says new spatial development strategy is needed

INM chief executive Robert Pitt, chairman Leslie Buckley with fellow directors Ryan Preston and Jerome Kennedy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

O’Brien says he doesn’t control INM but O’Reilly did so with the same 29% stake he has

Simon Pratt, MD of Avoca at the new store under construction at Dunboyne, Co. Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Following its €64 million sale to US giant Aramark, the retailer opens in Dunboyne

Independent House on Talbot street. INM says on its website that it “applies the UK Corporate Governance Code published by the Financial Reporting Council in the UK”.

Financial backing from Manx company is not disclosed in INM’s annual report

Coillte CEO Fergal Leamy says Coillte is now on the lookout for more  international partnerships. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

State agency joins consortium to produce MDF fibreboard treated for outside use

Number of overseas trips to Ireland continued to rise with more than 1.7 million visitors during the winter months. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fall of 22% in British visits in 2017 could lead to 850,000 fewer tourists this year

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Apple’s 1.3 per cent gain made it the top stock on the S&P and the Nasdaq. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Bank of Ireland, Smurfit Kappa and Glanbia among strongest performers on Dublin’s Iseq

Kieran Mulvey: demands for ministerial intervention in disputes represents “shallow thinking”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland faces challenge from ‘perfect storm’ of Brexit and Trump, Kieran Mulvey says

Independent News & Media chief executive Robert Pitt and chairman Leslie Buckley. Photograph: Alan Betson

Chief executive not the only INM executive to raise concerns over corporate governance

 (L to R, front row) Siptu shop steward Gerry Markey (in pale shirt), Siptu services division organiser Ethel Buckley (in black dress), Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr and Natrium director Deirdre Foley with  former Clerys staff after reaching a deal. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Caveat: Media-shy developer Deirdre Foley was hurled into spotlight but what did she expect?

Three Ireland,  which bought the O2 brand in Ireland in 2014 for €850 million, continued to boost its active subscriber base, which rose by 2 per cent to almost 2.1 million. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Mobile phone operator’s revenues fell by 5% last year, due to cap on EU roaming charges

The aborted proposal sparked a public schism late last year between INM’s chief executive, Robert Pitt (left), and its chairman and O’Brien associate, Leslie Buckley( right).Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The deal that never was simply refuses to go away

INM chief executive Robert Pitt: made a protected disclosure under whistleblower legislation. Photograph: Fran Veale

Robert Pitt made disclosure about proposed Newstalk bid

Sean Mulryan: Markland has completed the sale of a number of assets as part of its Nama wind-down since the end of 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nama-backed European property company valued at €256m in most recent accounts

Beauty and the Beast: Stocks in the House of Mouse gave the Dow a big boost thanks to torrid ticket sales.

Possibilities on Donald Trump’s revised trade policy weigh down US markets

 The avaiation industry is “a proper paddy party” and  Tallaght’s Alan Joyce is on course for a decade at the helm at Qantas. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Caveat: They are to be found all over the world, and today they will be donning the green

Primark’s seventh US store which is in   Staten Island Mall in New York

Outlet in Staten Island Mall is chain’s seventh US store

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

US stocks fall as oil price dip continues; Bank of Ireland among worst-performing banks

The Chicago river was dyed green on Saturday. Tourism Ireland hopes up to 300 landmarks in 40 countries will go green this year. Photograph: Lee Hogan/Chicago Sun-Times via AP

Agency talks up €10m ‘free advertising’ from St Patrick’s Day

Frank Gleeson: embroiled in legal action with EMI-MR, a company linked to his US-based co-investors in Mercantile, Michael Breslin and Maurice Regan

Whelan’s publican alleges he has been forced from chief executive role in Dublin group

Ulster Bank said employment growth in construction in February was “the third-fastest in the survey’s history”. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Construction sector data for February shows marked rise in activity after three-month lull

Eddie Hobbs: Brendan Investments, the fund he helped found in 2007, is liquidating its remaining housing assets in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Lender calls in €750,000 loan to troubled Eddie Hobbs-founded property fund

A High Court action is being taken to enforce guarantees given by members of the Kelleher family for property loans made by Anglo Irish Bank. Photograph: Frank Miller

Kenmare Property Finance takes action over Anglo loans

 Mick and Ciaran Crean: “While you may want to kick the s**t out of your brother on a daily basis sometimes, there is serious trust there,” says Mick. “You don’t get that in the same way from someone you employ.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Crean twins: ‘We’re not sitting back and waiting for Brexit to kill us. We’re ambitious’

Eason’s managing director Conor Whelan: If the bookstore’s  various digital and physical customer “touchpoints”   can be stitched  together seamlessly, it should give it   an edge over its  digital-only rivals. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Store-to-online experience may give anchor on Dublin’s ‘auld triangle of retail’ the edge

Eason has already decided to seek about 10 redundancies from the 55 staff currently employed at its books and stationery warehouse near Dublin Airport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bookseller to upgrade stores and digital output but may outsource warehouse activities

One of the main drags on the Iseq index was a 5.8 per cent fall in bookmaking giant Paddy Power BetfairPhotograph: Paddy Power Betfair/PA

Iseq falls 0.8% as Paddy Power Betfair confirms a slowdown in online gaming

Incoming Adare Human Resources Management chairman Kieran Mulvey (right) with (from left) Adare head of industrial relations Tommy Cummins, managing director Derek McKay and head of employer relations Liam Mac Namee.

Former WRC chief to advise clients on dispute resolution, compliance and conciliation

Paul Gallagher, chairman of the  Irish Tourist Industry Confederation with Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, chief executive of  Itic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Industry calls for €12m fund to help it cope with anticipated impact of Brexit

Peter Mathews (right) with Shane Ross at a public meeting in Stepaside in January last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The energetic late Fine Gael TD will live long in the memory of many Irish journalists

 Aidan Heavey, chief executive of Tullow Oil: he will become chairman next month when he hands over the reins to current chief operating officer, Paul McDade. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tullow’s chief steps down and client of Auld Dubliner pub has to sit down after getting bill

Eugene Murtagh, group chairman Kingspan, at an annual general meeting of shareholders.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Insulation group alleged the former president of its US insulation business leaked data and failed to disclose links to recruiter (...)

A  trader with ash  on his forehead for Ash Wednesday  works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange where banks and industrial stocks were the biggest gainers. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European stocks jump most since US election as Dow crosses 21,000 mark for first time

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary  in Brussels. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Footnotes: We read between the lines so you don’t have to

 Liffey Valley Shopping Centre:  it was to get about 22,000sq m (236,806sq m) extra  net retail space, on top of its existing 37,000sq m. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Caveat: Nobody seems to have a clue what is in store for the retail sector so sitting tight could work

The Four Courts. Geoffrey Stevenson, who was in charge of Petroceltic’s prime asset in the Algerian desert until the company was bought out of examinership last year, is taking on the business’s new owners in the High Court in Dublin

Summary judgment action filed against Petroceltic Investments for alleged debt

Joe Macken, John Roberts and Kevin Macken:  Roberts declined to reveal how much his former business partner paid him, but said it was an amicable arrangement.

Family regain full control of restaurants as colleague Roberts moves on to other projects

CRH finished up 1.5%. It will hope to benefit from the infrastructural programmes of Donald Trump

Aryzta continues to regain some of the ground lost in recent weeks

Eddie Hobbs: “I’m embarrassed by what has happened . . . but I don’t engage in chicanery.” Photograph: Collins

The €13m property fund he co-founded has lost 90 per cent of investors’ cash, but Hobbs is determined to defend his integrity in a(...)

 Robert Pitt, chief executive, and Leslie Buckley, chairman of Independent News and Media (INM) Group: they fell out over how much to bid for Newstalk. Photograph: Alan Betson

Caveat: Boardroom tension at Independent over aborted purchase of Newstalk

It is understood Colette Fitzpatrick informed Newstalk management earlier this evening of her intention to quit Newstalk Breakfast.  Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Broadcaster leaves programme after less than six months to take news anchor position

Most of the hacked sites feature a posting of the Kurdish flag and the statement “long live Peshmerga”. Photograph: iStockphoto

The National Treasury Management Agency website is shut down all day on Monday

Tiffany fell 2.8 per cent on Monday as  its chief executive had stepped down after what the company called disappointing financial results. Photograph: Craig Warga/Bloomberg

Wall Street experiences uncertainty over Donald Trump’s policies

HWBC said Dublin office completions are expected to rise 184 per cent in 2017

Prime office rents expected to rise 8% despite increase in completions of new projects

Centra sales director Ian Allen with Martin Kelleher, managing director,  at the Centra National Conference, where the brand announced sales of €1.59 billion in 2016, a 3 per cent increase on the previous year. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Retailer plans to revamp 100 other shops as part of €20 million investment programme

East Coast Bakehouse founder Michael Carey at the Checkout conference. Photograph: Nigel Gault

Caveat: Michael Carey’s start-up East Coast Bakehouse is expected to break even by Autumn

Brandtone’s revenues are forecast to grow from €18 million this year to €40 million in 2019, according to court papers.

Operating arm of Unilever-backed mobile marketer has net liabilities of €41 million

Matheson is understood to have applied to Revenue to relinquish the charitable status of Eurydice, Medb and Badb,  originally registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority  to “relieve poverty and distress”.

Dublin law firm used trusts to provide services to customers including ‘vulture funds’

Eason chief executive Conor Whelan said  growing volumes was a significant achievement given escalating online competition from the UK. Photograph: Eric Luke

Franchise division and wholesale arm most affected by currency slump, bookseller says

The new Dunboyne Avoca will target a communter hinterland including Meath, Kildare and west Dublin.

Poulet Bonne Femme will be among the food service brands on offer

Glen of the Downs golf club: A statement of affairs prepared by directors, who include landowner Michael Doyle, shows total assets of €581,000 and debts of €2.9 million

Receivers for both firms will pool resources to put golf club and land on sale as one lot

Café en Seine on Dawson Street, Dublin
Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Caveat: marriage breakdown, devilish Eir figures and how windy pigs boost exports

The Howl at the  Moon pub on Mount Street in Dublin

Dublin pub was owned by a Mercantile Group company which had debts of €2.5m

Richard Moat, chief executive of Eir: “Our vision for our customers is a converged future.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Telecommunications company says it will continue to concentrate on investment

Eason chief executive Conor Whelan: core books category is “showing positive signs of improvement”. Photograph: Shane O’Neill Photography.

Together with recently-opened Limerick store, retailer says it will create 30 jobs

BT shares fell as the telecoms giant warned on profits  after accounting irregularities at its Italian division. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Bank of Ireland rally as Italy’s Generali bid news sparks revival in European banks

Dalton Philips: says the impact of the discounters has been a generation of “very educated, savvy consumers in Ireland” who now seek both luxury with value

Wicklow man who formerly ran Morrisons says ‘structural shift’ has taken place in retailing

Lifes2good owner James Murphy has sold his Viviscal brand to Church & Dwight, the owner of Arm & Hammer toothpaste and Trojan condoms.

Lifes2Good chief and Galway Tenors singer sells Viviscal hair brand for €150m

Actor Jennifer Aniston is among the celebrities who have endorsed Viviscal. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

James Murphy’s celebrity-endorsed brand bought by Church & Dwight

As organisations get used to the new regime, perhaps they will learn how to provide meaningful levels of detail. Photograph: Getty Images

Caveat: fixed penalties and matching power to prosecute finally give regulator teeth

A house on Prevost Street in Detroit – one of the properties bought by the family in Michigan.

Lottery winner’s family and Eddie Hobbs-backed fund forfeit scores of houses

The McNamaras, including Dolores (above) and five of her six adult children, are thought to have bought  more than 100 homes in poorer parts of Detroit, Michigan. File photograph: Frank Miller

US authorities seize houses in Detroit owned by Dolores McNamara and her relatives

Family-owned McElhinney’s in Ballybofey, Co Donegal. Mc Elhinneys Shop BallybofeyClive O’Donohoe | Product PhotographerMc Elhinneys Department Store Ballybofey County Donegal IrelandT +353 74 913 1217F +353 74 913 1757

Caveat: McElhinney’s goes it alone as it exports to 65 countries

Detroit, Michigan: Brendan Investments raised almost €13 million from Irish small investors at the end of the boom, and initially invested in Germany before moving into the city’s risky  abandoned homes market in 2012. Photograph: Stephen McGee/The New York Times

Investments firm also dragged into row over lack of heat at apartment block it rents out

Microsoft fell 1.8 per cent and Apple dropped 0.9 per cent, making them the biggest drags on the S&P and the Nasdaq. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

FTSE 100 records 11th consecutive record close as sterling dips on Brexit speech news

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