Awards are great for encouraging people and companies to push themselves, and think about achievement. Photograph: Thinkstock

Once upon a time, there were hardly any business awards competitions in Ireland. Now, there are so many – often in overlapping areas – that it can be (...)

Arthur Cox was paid €33.1m, Blackrock Financial Management got €23.5m, Ernst & Young (former Anglo Irish Bank auditors) had €20.9m, KPMG (former Irish Nationwide auditors)  €13.2m, and Goldman Sachs  €9.4m

Ever since the banking crash in late 2008, various figures have circulated as to the cost to the State, or taxpayers, from the sector’s financial bail(...)

By the end of last year IBRC had been the biggest financial drain on the State with a net cost of €36.1bn. It was followed by AIB at €8.8bn andPTSB at €200m

The annual interest bill attaching to the State’s bailout of the banking sector could run to €1.7 billion a year, the Comptroller and Auditor General (...)

The Central Bank, the National Treasury Management Agency, the Department of Finance and the National Pension Reserve Fund  requested the assistance of expert financial advisers between  2008 and  2014.

The State spent €152 million on consultants to advise them on the banking sector following the collapse of the sector in 2008, a report by the Comptro(...)

Pádraig Ó Céidigh: set to create 30 jobs with expansion of nursing home. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pádraig Ó Céidigh, who founded Aer Arann, plans to expand a nursing home he bought in Westmeath with €4 million of financing from Ulster Bank. The San(...)

 The cranes are back and construction around the docklands continues on North Wall Quay.  Photograph: Sara Freund

Last year, with the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) not quite cold in its grave, An Bord Pleanála approved Dublin City Council’s plans f(...)

Roisin Hogan of Hiro: “Our aim is to give people a healthy, tasty and convenient meal option without the calories or carbs.”

The phrases “ultra-low calorie” and “super low carb” make food sound virtuous rather than tasty but Roisin Hogan, founder of food start-up Hiro, says (...)

Sedicii founder Rob Leslie

  Irish technology firm Sedicii has been named as one of the World Economic Forum’s most promising technology pioneers. The Waterford-(...)

Youth development: a concept graphic of the  proposed all-island tall ship. © Dykstra Naval Architects and Damen

Plans for an all-island tall ship to replace Asgard II have been unveiled by a cross-Border trust which has been working on the project for the past(...)

Philip O’Quigley, chief executive, Falcon Oil & Gas: “Shareholders don’t want to wait 20 years for a payback. We’re setting ourselves up to sell. Ultimately, that’s what we want to do.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Philip O’Quigley, the chief executive of Falcon Oil & Gas, leans back in his chair on the balcony outside his Dublin office, balancing it momen(...)