A ban on flat annual charges is set to come into force on July 1st next year but it is worth trying to save some money in the meantime. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It’s almost impossible to avoid paying them, but for many of us, finding the most competitive deal on bin charges is a challenge. If you’re looking fo(...)

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, said the Labour Court had told Patrick  Mulholland he could issue a summons to compel the attendance of a member of Greenstar management to give evidence in relation to pay rates, but that this option was not pursued. File photograph: Collins Courts

A truck driver employed by a recruitment agency who claimed he was paid lower rates by waste company Greenstar Ltd than drivers directly employed by t(...)

Panda Waste got the injunction against Greenstar pending full hearing of an action in which it is claimed written agreement must be obtained from Panda before the bins can be transferred to another company. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A bin collection company has obtained a High Court injunction preventing a rival temporarily keeping wheelie bins of customers who have switched to th(...)

RBS will receive up to £1.1 billion (€1.4bn) in cash for the portfolio. (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Ulster Bank’s parent the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) is to sell a portfolio of Irish prooperty loans to an entity controlled by Cerberus, a US (...)

Rosheen McGuckian: “I’m not secretly driven, I know that for a fact.” photograph: brenda fitzsimons

As NTR chief executive Rosheen McGuckian (Rosh for short) tells it, she’s something of an accidental CEO. Her journey to the top of the corporate ladd(...)

Lone Star, the Dallas-based private equity firm led by John Grayken, above,  is understood to be the preferred bidder for “Portfolio 14”, a mixed bag of loans owed by over a dozen businesses. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images Lone Star, the Dallas-based private equity firm led by John Grayken, above, has bought loans associated with one of Dublin’s best-located office blocks for about €75 million. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Lone Star, the Dallas-based private equity firm led by John Grayken, is understood to be the preferred bidder for “Portfolio 14”, a mixed bag of lo(...)

Several units of the Cork City Fire Brigade remain at the scene of a blaze at a waste recycling plant in Glanmire on the outskirts of the city. (...)

Gardaí believe the fatally injured man was attended to by four or five persons following the incident at the Greenstar facility at Ballymount Industrial Estate and appealed for them to make contact. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A man was killed at the Greenstar waste recycling facility in Ballymount Industrial Estate in west Dublin yesterday. The man is believed to have been (...)

Suir Bridge. The Roche family, which founded the original National Toll Roads, still holds a 38 per cent share in the business with investment company One51 also a major shareholder.

NTR share buybackInvestment group NTR is examining the prospect of organising a share buyback or a special dividend to return €100 million to sharehol(...)

Greenstar’s recycling facility in Old Fassaroe, Bray. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s biggest waster management group, Greenstar has been sold to US private equity company Cerberus by a receiver for an undisclosed figur(...)