Denis O’Brien: Since Digicel’s IPO was pulled, he has faced the threat of stiffer competition in the Caribbean. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Businessman Denis O’Brien waived about $20 million (€17.5m) of cash dividends last year from his Digicel Group and has promised the mobile company’s l(...)

Mark McCloskey: much of his early career was with Denis O’Brien’s Esat Telecom at a time when it was a proving ground for a whole generation of future Irish business leaders.

It all started in hospital, appropriately enough. Recuperating in a four-bed ward after knee surgery, access to the television quickly became an irrit(...)

Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien said the group was continuing its “journey to becoming a total communications and entertainment company”. Photograph: Reuters

Digicel, the telecoms group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, is expected to set a price range for its initial public offering (IPO) this week. The (...)

Michael Lowry (centre) with Mar Kare Gustad of Telenor Mobile, Noway, and Denis O’Brien (right), in 1995.  O’Brien plans to float Digicel in New York. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dramatic disclosures about a possible payment to former communications minister Michael Lowry created a secret crisis in the run-up to Denis O’Brie(...)

‘Larry Goodman’s fortune in the 1980s was built on his brilliant and relentless use of the massive EU and State subsidies available to the beef industry.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

I have never taken LSD but Irish politics reminds me that I don’t need to. The flashbacks to bad trips keep coming without chemical assistance. A liti(...)

Mark Roden,  Ding.com

Ding.com enables people to send mobile phone credit top-up to anyone anywhere in the world. Chief executive Mark Roden spent his early career i(...)

Denis O’Brien: Mr Justice Bernard Barton said he would give his decision in due course

The Revenue Commissioners want the High Court to strike out an appeal by businessman Denis O’Brien brought over a finding his tax return 14 years ago (...)

In closing arguments on behalf of businessman Denis O’Brien in the High Court, Darren Lehane said people would have had to be “living under a rock” not to realise that Mr O’Brien contested vigorously that he was in any way involved with corruption in the matter. Photograph: David Sleator

Allegations of corruption in the process resulting in the State’s second mobile phone licence being awarded to Esat Digifone are of such public import(...)

Ezetop’s service allows people working abroad to instantly top up the mobile phones of friends and family back home through a simple easy to use platform. photograph: akos stiller/bloomberg

“On a cold wet November day in Ireland, running a startup business can be a pretty lonely place,” says Ezetop’s chairman Mark Roden. But the payments (...)

Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

  Story   1995 was the year that Denis O’Brien went from relative obscurity to becoming one of the best-known figures in Iris(...)