Denis O’Brien’s Esat Digifone consortium won a competition for a mobile phone licence in 1996  and Persona was the runner-up.       Photograph Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

A High Court judge will decide if a company that lost out on a mobile phone licence in 1996 can sue Denis O’Brien, Michael Lowry and the State using m(...)

The Court is being asked to decide on  whether Harbour is entitled to fund the case. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

An ancient law that was dismissed as obsolete in Britain in 1967 was retained by the Government in 2007 and bars a funding arrangement in a legal clai(...)

 Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly in the High Court on Wednesday heard a second day of submissions in an application for approval of a funding agreement as part of a legal claim against Denis O’Brien, Michael Lowry and the Irish State. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A law concerning third party funding of legal cases in Ireland comes from an era when people thought the earth was the centre of the universe, witches(...)

A British company is funding the damages claim by the runner-up in the bid to win the 1996 competition for a mobile phone licence that was awarded to businessman Denis O’Brien’s Esat Digifone consortium.

The High Court should not use medieval laws to dismiss a legal claim against Denis O’Brien, the Irish State and former minister Michael Lowry, the Hig(...)

Ray Coyle and Mr Tayto. It is reported he will sell his 25% stake in Largo Foods to German company Intersnack for an undisclosed sum

New Generation Homes considering flotation in 2016 The Sunday Business Post reports that New Generation Homes, the homebuilder backed by M&G pensi(...)

Denis O’Brien: Called off the initial public offering  at the 11th hour after investors declined to meet his valuation of the business. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

As Denis O’Brien tells it, he woke up yesterday morning feeling “very happy” at his decision on Tuesday night to pull Digicel’s planned $2 billion (€1(...)

The High Court will hear Persona’s third-party funding details on November 17th. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The High Court hearing over whether third-party funding can be used by Persona in its case against the State in relation to the 1995 mobile phone lice(...)

Denis O’Brien: was trying to sell an IPO for a heavily indebted telecoms company whose revenues have flatlined in the past couple of years. Photograph: The Irish Times

Digicel’s decision to pull its IPO in New York less than 48 hours before it was due to announce the pricing is a huge blow to Denis O’Brien. Not fina(...)

US-owned Lloyds Pharmacy group is reportedly lining up a €40-€50 million takeover of Sam McAuley Chemists. Photograph: Alan Betson

According to the Sunday Times, the US-owned Lloyds Pharmacy group is lining up a €40-€50 million takeover of Sam McAuley Chemists. It is one of the la(...)

During an archeological dig through my tech past I found the floppy disks for setting up my Indigo email account (floppy disks!). Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

I learned this past week that nobody ages as quickly as a lover of technology. Not because we live life in a continuous state of stress-inducing exasp(...)