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(...)

Fitzwilliam said that it would continue to develop both Arnotts itself and the surrounding properties as market conditions improve.

Property player Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam Finance Partners has won the battle for control of landmark Dublin department store, Arnotts. In a statement(...)

Arnotts is trading well,  with operating profit of  €12.5 million for the year to the end of January 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

The battle to take full control of Arnotts department store in Dublin is set to intensify in coming weeks, as its two rival shareholder blocs step (...)

L&R, which owns the Intercontinental hotel, formerly the Four Seasons, in Dublin’s Ballsbridge, was recently brought on board by Mr Smyth to fund his bid. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

London & Regional, a property company owned by the UK billionaire Livingstone brothers, has replaced Brown Thomas owner Galen Weston as backers of(...)

Brown Thomas: could find itself with an even more direct rival on its hands across the Liffey. Photograph: Eric Luke

Despite the fact that its owner is no longer directly involved, the stakes are high for Dublin department store Brown Thomas in the ongoing talks betw(...)

Jaideep Prabhu: argues that large industrial models, with expensive overheads and complex hierarchies, are no longer appropriate. Photograph: Ben Watkins

Doing more with less is not merely a recessionary response to weak consumer demand but an increasingly necessary business strategy that addresses g(...)

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, the Canadian property and casualty insurer run by contrarian investor Prem Watsa, said it would buy Brit Plc for about(...)