Kennedy Wilson’s acquisition of the Shelbourne Hotel  closes out a near decade of ownership by a consortium of investors that included Bernard McNamara and Jerry O’Reilly. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

It was some time in the making but ownership of the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, the city’s most famous five-star inn, has finally transferred to Kenne(...)

Staff marking the 190th anniversary of the Shelbourne Hotel in April of this year.

The Shelbourne Hotel has been acquired by US property investment group Kennedy Wilson, which is planning to invest millions of euro into the business (...)

The loophole that allowed Irish banks not to disclose their property losses during the crash has finally been closed.Under new international accountin(...)

President of Spanish wifi company Gowex, Jenaro Garcia, who announced on Twitter last week that the company’s accounts had been falsified for more than four years. Photograph: Angel Diaz/EPA

To many, attempting to profit from stock market falls is immoral and parasitic. Short sellers, however, see themselves as the detectives of the stock (...)

When the contest is between the big firms it is especially pointless. Photograph: Getty Images

Some time ago I sat on a committee that had the job of hiring a headhunter. For the best part of a day we shut ourselves into a room in the City of(...)

Ireland’s top legal and accountancy firms have been among the few financial beneficiaries of the banking crisis – to which the “Big Four” audit firms (...)

The Central Bank paid out €20.5 million last year for work related to the banking crisis. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank of Ireland paid out almost €53 million in fees between 2008 and 2013 to seven legal and accounting firms for work related to the b(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick faces 12 counts of failing to disclose to auditors Ernst & Young the true value of loans worth at least €139 million given to him or people connected to him, by Irish Nationwide Building Society. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick on charges of failing to tell the bank’s auditors about loans he received has been put (...)

Airbnb has its own office bar, with a happy hour every Thursday.

For many workers in Ireland, the idea of benefits is probably limited to health insurance, some paid maternity leave and above-average holiday time. H(...)

There were four bidders in the final shake-up for developer Brian O’Farrell’s portfolio. Photograph: Collins Courts

Patron Capital Partners has acquired loans with a face value of €225 million associated with Brian O’Farrell, the north Dublin developer and auctionee(...)