Adrian Yeates, managing director of Volvo Cars Ireland, in the new XC90: “Safety will always be our number one concern, and that has a conservative dimension, but now we want to go over and above that with a focus on design.”

Volvo held a “first look” event in Dublin this week for its new XC90 SUV – billed as “a new chapter” in its design history. The choice of venue, the B(...)

Billionaire John C Malone, the biggest landowner in the US has now set his sites on creating an Irish property portfolio. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

American billionaire John Malone says he buys land because, reprising the Mark Twain adage, they are not making it anymore. But it’s mostly because(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Simon Coveney said  the Government had agreed to increase its support for the Cork event centre from €10 million to €12 million. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

BARRY ROCHE Cork City Council is to increase financial support for a €50 millon event centre to be built on the former brewery site by Heineken Irelan(...)

Denis O’Brien is at his peak in business terms for the next few decades but perhaps he is thinking even further ahead by bidding for the theatre.

After Denis O’Brien the tribunal (witness) it now seems Denis O’Brien the musical (impresario) could be on the cards. His emergence at the weekend as (...)

The then taoiseach Brian Cowen tours the Grand Canal Theatre with Harry Crosbie ahead of its opening in March 2010. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatrein the Dublin docklands, is to be offered for sale on the international market at over €20 million – a long way short of t(...)

The historic Beamish and Crawford site in Cork is one of the proposed sites for the event centre

A decision on where to locate a €50 million event centre in Cork looks set to be delayed following a decision by a global entertainment company to wi(...)

A company of music promoter John Reynolds has settled its legal action against the company operating the Electric Picnic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A company of music promoter John Reynolds has settled its legal action against the company operating the Electric Picnic. Mr Reynolds alleged he was e(...)

Music promoter John Reynolds has secured orders requiring Ticketmaster to provide him with information about volume discounts paid on the sale of tickets for five Electric Picnic festivals up to 2013. Photograph: Collins.

Music promoter John Reynolds has secured orders requiring Ticketmaster to provide him with information about volume discounts paid on the sale (...)

Beyonce at last year’s V Festival: Denis Desmond has signed over his minority interest in V Festival to Live Nation-Gaiety (LNG), a UK-based joint venture between his Gaiety Investments and Live Nation. photograph: samir hussein/wireimage

Denis Desmond, the MCD concert promoter, is continuing to restructure his myriad interests with the assistance of Live Nation, the Big Daddy of the gl(...)

Uncertain about U2 before he met them in 1978, Paul McGuinness recognised their potential as soon as he saw them perform, and agreed immediately to manage them. Photograph: Dave Meehan

“A gang of four but a corporation of five” is how U2 singer Bono always described the band’s relationship with manager Paul McGuinness.. But with McGu(...)