Grant Thornton managing partner Paul McCann said that the merger will “serve to increase competition within the larger Irish firms, particularly in the areas of audit and taxation, as well as the growing market for corporate finance advisory services”. Photograph: Patrick O’Leary

Accountants Grant Thornton and RSM Farrell Grant Sparks are set to merge in a link-up that will see them threaten the profession’s dominant big four. (...)

Petroceltic chief finance officer Tom Hickey at the company’s AGM in Dublin.  Photograph: Sara Freund

Worldview Capital, the dissident shareholder that owns 29 per cent of oil and gas explorer Petroceltic International, has blocked a number of resol(...)

 Ireland’s football team:  continues to dole out nothing but heartbreak. Photograph: Reuters / Matthew Childs Livepic

The Ireland football team continues to dole out nothing but heartbreak and misery for supporters but at least we still have our accountants to keep th(...)

Joan Mulvihill’s motto: ‘I will think more about how I make others feel and less about how they make me feel.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

  Joan Mulvihill (41), chief executive of the Irish Internet Association   Joan Mulvihill regarded herself as unaccompli(...)

Beaux Lane House: Reputed to have been developed at a cost of about €20m

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)has sold a substantial office block at the rear of Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre to Germa(...)

Eason: generated cash last year and increased its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation by €200,000 to €5.8 million.

Irish-owned book retailer Eason expects to grow its sales this year and to post a profit as the business completes its restructuring following the (...)

The survey reveals that businesses outside of Dublin are closing the gap on their Dublin-based peers in terms of profitability, pricing levels and optimism. Photograph: Getty Images

Operating profits rose at almost half of all Irish businesses during the first three months of the year, according to a new study published today. The(...)

The Titanic Belfast Experience: while recovery is under way, the business environment remains challenging and the outlook for long-term growth is far from confident, the survey found. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Northern Ireland’s economy continues to show signs of recovery as illustrated by more local businesses reporting an increase in domestic orders, posit(...)

Paul Coulson: his firm Yeoman Capital held 28 per cent of Identigen. Photograph: Frank Miller

MML Capital Partners Ireland (MML), an Enterprise Ireland-backed fund, has invested up to €12 million in Identigen, a food-tracing business, to give (...)

Michael Fingleton: The joint special liquidators of IBRC have said they intend to continue with the bank’s legal action against the former chief executive of Irish Nationwide

The joint special liquidators of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation have said they intend to continue with the bank’s legal action against the form(...)