Lucy Close and Jeremy Spong Lucy, from Ballymena, Co Antrim, and Jeremy, from Chichester in West Sussex, met in London while working at th(...)

“It is clear to me that the GalaCoral and Playtech shareholders are the big winners here with Ladbrokes shareholders once again paying the price of management ineptitude,” Dermot Desmond said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dermot Desmond will challenge Ladbrokes’s and Coral’s agreement to pay their partner Playtech €106 million, in a bid to have the pair’s €3.3 billion (...)

Gary Bloom, Chief Executive Officer and President of database technology firm MarkLogic: “Imagine a city that could be taken over by a hacker.”

Don’t play the Internet of Things (IoT) drinking game at this year’s Web Summit. You’ll be on the floor before lunch. It’s the buzzword du jour much (...)

Break time: A shopper off her feet in the furniture department. Photograph: The Irish Times

1843 – The store that is now Arnotts opens for business at 14 Henry Street having been set up by George Cannock and Andrew White. 1845 – Bankers Andre(...)

Attendees at Oracle’s annual OpenWorld conference in San Francisco wearing event rucksacks.

Intel and Oracle are to partner to offer enhanced cloud-based data centre technologies and hardware, the companies announced in the opening keynote Su(...)

Nama: just one bidder, the US fund Cerberus, may be left in contention for the Project Arrow loans. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Rumours persist that US fund Apollo could be about to pull out of the race to buy Project Arrow, the biggest loan portfolio that Nama has put up for s(...)

Johnny Ronan: statements to banking inquiry  were highly critical of Nama. Photograph: Collins photos

Nama auction in question Nama’s largest loan auction, Project Arrow, is under threat, according to the Sunday Times, which claims there are fears a s(...)

Goldman Sachs and CarVal Investors are understood to have pulled out of the bidding in the National Asset Management Agency’s sale of € 8.4 billion worth of loans in the Project Arrow portfolio (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Joint venture bidders Goldman Sachs and CarVal Investors have pulled out of the bidding in the National Asset Management Agency’s sale of € 8.4 billi(...)

 A passerby reads a notice on the door of Boyers & Co on North Earl Street, Dublin, after it was announced the store would close in January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin faces the loss of another high-profile department store in January when Boyers on North Earl Street will close its doors . The news follows thi(...)

Closure leaves questions about 48 direct jobs and a further 30 to 35 positions with various concessions

Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam Finance Partners blamed the fact that it could not find a retailer willing to take on Dublin department store, Boyers, for it(...)