At the top of the Irish list are Hilary and Alannah Weston (above), the Dublin-born mother and daughter from the family which controls Brown Thomas and Penneys in Ireland and Selfridges and Primark in the UK. The family is valued at some €15 billion. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The richest 250 people in Ireland are worth a combined €75.03 billion and have seen their wealth increase by 15.9 per cent in the last year, according(...)

 Number 1, Harbourmaster Place, Dublin was originally bought for around €26 million.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Another of the original tax-driven office buildings in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre has been sold in an off-market deal. Business(...)

Shane Bissett: royal mint ‘a strong consumer brand’.

As the UK royal mint is more than 1,100 years old, it’s not surprising to discover it had become a little stuck in its ways. The appointment of Dub(...)

Seán O’Driscoll, group chief executive, Glen Dimplex Group, said testing the technology on a large scale would accelerate innovation

A consortium led by Irish electrical goods firm Glen Dimplex has secured €12 million in funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme – the single larg(...)

Dr Ivan Coulter, founder and chief executive of Sigmoid, said the company had raised €25 million since it was founded in 2003. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sigmoid Pharma, a Dublin-based drug developer, has raised €5 million in new investment from Canadian company Pendopharm. The Irish firm, which is base(...)

Sean O Driscoll: We need to focus more on efficiency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Seán O’Driscoll, the chief executive of Glen Dimplex, yesterday invited the former Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan to the Merrion Hotel in Dublin t(...)

 Sean O Driscoll: the Glen Dimplex CEO will be the keynote speaker at the International Manufacturing Conference in Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson

The International Manufacturing Conference will return to Cork this week after an 11-year absence. The conference, which is being jointly organised by(...)

Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West: A plug from the reality TV star is priceless advertising.  Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

You may love her or loathe her but there is something about reality television star Kim Kardashian West that her 21.9 million Twitter followers just c(...)

PayPal launch: Louise Phelan, PayPal’s vice president of global operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, shakes hands with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the recent official opening of the International Operations centre of eBay in Dundalk which includes PayPal and eBay. Photograph: Alan Betson

This month’s announcement that PayPal will be creating 400 additional jobs in its Dundalk base illustrates the strides that have been made in a region(...)

Refurbishing an apartment with electric heating: there are a whole range of heat emitter models with varying degrees of efficiency. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q I’m interested in two properties in Ireland. Both are part of a development area with annual management fees. I have made enquiries as to how much t(...)