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 1:32

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(...)

 Noel Smyth: Fitzwilliam Partners is continuing the policy of buying retail properties adjoining Arnotts

Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam Partners, which has gained control of the Arnotts Group, is continuing the policy of buying adjoining retail properties. The(...)

Ariel Waldman: the former Nasa employee is keen to break down perceived barriers to science via the ‘Science Hack Day’ events

All-nighters are not fun. Whether catching up on office work, studying for an exam or doing extra project research, they rarely feel productive. Howe(...)

Asset management agencies such as Nama and Spain’s Sareb hold commercial real estate loans, residential mortgages and foreclosed properties with a face value of about €233 billion

European banks and asset managers are seeking to sell €74 billion of real estate debt and foreclosed assets, the most ever, as they trim their soured(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly (left) and chief executive Brendan McDonagh  yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of potential buyers were eyeing Nama’s Northern Irish property loans in mid-2013, but US fund manager Pimco made the strongest play for the a(...)

Pierre-André de Chalendar, CEO of French building materials giant Saint-Gobain, addresses the group’s general meeting in Paris on June 4th, 2015. Photograph: AFP Photo/Eric Piermont

French building materials firm Cie de Saint-Gobain may soon be able to focus all its energy on the battle to take over Swiss chemicals maker Sika afte(...)