Karl McCarthy: ‘How do you know what things are good? Where’s the quality control? That’s what we’re trying to bring to the party.’ Photograph: Conor Mulhern

Karl McCarthy was on the Tube in London when he got the idea for what would become Usher, the event booking application platform. He saw an advertisem(...)

Among chief executives of firms on the S&P 1500 for each woman, there are four men named John, Robert, William or James. Photograph: Thinkstock

Fewer large companies are run by women than by men named John, a sure indicator that the glass ceiling remains firmly in place in corporate America. A(...)

The Four Courts: case arose after AIB in early 2014 sought summary judgment against brothers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two brothers have lost their bid to restrain receivers selling their assets after Allied Irish Banks obtained a €17.6 million judgment against them. M(...)

Aoife Quinn, daughter of  Seán Quinn: the Quinn family allege they are not liable for about €2.34 billion loans advanced by the former Anglo Irish Bank to Quinn companies

Businessman Sean Quinn’s family have appealed to a High Court judge not to grant the DPP a second deferral of the hearing of their action. They allege(...)

Aoife Quinn: family “swamped” with documents.

The Director of Public Prosecutions is seeking another deferral of the action brought by businessman Seán Quinn’s family denying liability for some €2(...)

Allsop’s new online auction will allow buyers to bid for properties via the internet where the winning bid will be binding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Property auction specialist Allsop Space will this week launch an online auction that will allow buyers bid for properties via the internet where the (...)

Gerry Delaney says the most important part of financial statements is the projected cash flow forecast.

For week three of the AIB Start-up Academy, the finalists received an introduction to finance and learned why managing finances and accounts are criti(...)

Councillor Catherine Connolly questioned why an “accountancy firm” had been hired to “review hospital procedures”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

A former mayor of Galway has said that she is “aghast” at the identification of “apparent deficiencies” in the care of seven babies at the maternity u(...)

The inquiry will hear from Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan today. Photograph: The Irish Times 2:04

The Department of Finance has objected to providing confidential Cabinet documents to the banking inquiry as part of a number of submissions on how th(...)

“Most of our deals are financed this way, it is not unusual,” said Jon Moulton of Better Capital. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The private equity owner of collapsed delivery company City Link has said it stands to recoup up to £20 million of its investment even as it relies on(...)