A rendering of the “McWhopper.” Burger King proposed a one-day truce with McDonald’s to sell a meal blending their burgers

It is rare enough that McDonald’s gets taught a lesson in marketing by Burger King, but that is what seems to have happened after its smaller rival su(...)

 Warren Buffett, chief executive and chairman of  Berkshire Hathaway: company announced it will buy aircraft parts company Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Warren Buffett struck the largest deal of his life as Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy engineering group Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion (€33.7b(...)

In May, Berkshire celebrated 50 years under the control of  Warren  Buffett, who turned an ailing textile company into the largest conglomerate in the US, with a market capitalisation today of $354 billion. Photograph: Bloomberg

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is closing in on its biggest acquisition as it negotiates a deal worth about $30 billion to buy Precision Castpart(...)

Nutgrove Retail Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14: currently bringing in rent of €4.1 million

Nutgrove Retail Park in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 is one of five retail parks in receivership to be offered for sale on the instructions of Bank of Irela(...)

 Despite having the   largest population Dublin city has only been ranked sixth in a measure of  fast food outlets based on the size of population. Dublin city has   six McDonald’s branches.

Swords, a relatively prosperous area with a large youth population, ranks as Ireland’s fast food capital, according to a study by the online doctor se(...)

The Irish company had a market cap on admission of about €299.7 million and a total of 78.9 million ordinary shares in issue

Shares in Irish service station operator Applegreen began trading in Dublin on Friday, raising €91.7 million for the company and its owners. Some 24.1(...)

City Square shopping centre in Waterford:   producing an annual rental income of €1.7 million

The City Square shopping centre in Waterford is to be upgraded and extended when it is taken over shortly by new owners. The New York-based Marathon (...)

Applegreen has 98 forecourts in the State, including 12 dealers and eight motorway stations

Irish fuel group Petrogas is targeting an initial public offering of its Applegreen service station business for June, The Irish Times has learned.It(...)

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Image of the week: Welcome signs A sign reading “This business serves everyone” is placed in the window of Bernadette’s Barbershop in downtown (...)

A pig making an effort. Happy April fool’s day. 1:21

There is a long and storied history of April’s fools day jokes. Some are brilliantly believable, others, well, perhaps less so. Below are some of o(...)