The late PJ Mara and former Fianna Fáil  leader Bertie Ahern, who said Mara was “able to handle almost any situation”. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Tributes have been paid to Patrick Joseph (PJ) Mara, the former government press secretary and Fianna Fáil strategist, who died yesterday aged 73. Mr(...)

A file image of PJ Mara from 1983. He was Charles Haughey’s press officer and confidant in the 1980s and Bertie Ahern’s director of elections for each of the three-in-a-row victories between 1997 and 2007. File photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

PJ Mara was a flamboyant, larger-than-life character who played a central role in Fianna Fáil for more than three decades. He was Charles Haughey’s (...)

Denis O’Brien or his companies became entangled in an array of legal actions and controversies in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The past year was, without doubt, the most eventful yet in the entrepreneurial career of Denis O’Brien, who is Ireland’s richest and most successful b(...)

The company said it was currently pursuing a policy of geographic and sectoral diversification with resources being deployed on developing business in the UK and in the Caribbean, where Denis O’Brien’s telecoms firm Digicel has a large foothold

The Denis O’Brien-owned infrastructure and utility support services company Siteserv, which recently rebranded as Actavo, is forecasting turnover of a(...)

Digicel  plan to become the first telecoms operator to block ads of the biggest internet giants such as Google and Facebook across its network. Photograph:  Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Digicel’s plan to become the first telecoms operator to block ads of the biggest internet giants such as Google and Facebook across its network has hi(...)

Paul Coulson, chairman and Edward Kilty, group chief executive, at the Ardagh plc Annual General Meeting, in Dublin, on Monday: the company has put its US plans on hold because of “challenging” market conditions.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish-owned packaging group Ardagh insists it still intends to launch part of its business on the New York Stock Exchange despite putting those plans(...)

Denis O’Brien wants orders permitting him inspect documents on the firm’s computers and devices. Photograph: Bloomberg

A dispute has arisen over whether the personal computers and devices, including mobile phones, of various executives and employees of the Dublin-based(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien claims Red Flag was engaged to compile and contribute to a dossier of mainly unfavourable material about him. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Efforts are continuing to reach agreement about how much computer material a Dublin-based consulting firm must provide for photographing by experts fo(...)

Denis O’Brien: “It is clear to me that this is part of a campaign to undermine me and to disseminate false statements about me.” Photograph: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

In the sweltering Caribbean heat and humidity of an October day, 223 people gathered on the lawns of King’s House, the official residence of the gover(...)

Maarten Boute: Digicel’s chairman in Haiti

The Digicel diaspora continues to sprout up all over the place. Re-Volt, a Haitian solar energy micro company co-founded by Maarten Boute, the telco’s(...)