McCann FitzGerald’s  managing partner Barry Devereux and corporate partner Gary McSharry: Mr McSharry will head the law firm’s New York office. Photograph: Picasa

Irish law firm McCann FitzGerald is to open an office in New York this month. The law firm, which has offices in Dublin, London and Brussels, is expa(...)

The request by the tourist assistance service was made in a letter in recent months to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and posted on Tuesday to the lobbying register. Photograph: The Irish Times

A tourism body wants the Government to provide a seven-day Dublin city centre drop-in centre for visitors who fall victim to crimes such as robbery an(...)

Mike Ashley: his sports retailer Sports Direct has been pilloried this week. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Former minister for finance Charlie McCreevy really seems to have a knack of getting out before the proverbial brown stuff hits the fan. Not only did(...)

Four shops, including McDonald’s,  on Grafton Street were part of the Sovereign Portfolio sale. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Irish commercial property market has turned on its head since the 2008 crash. Ownership of a large proportion of our best properties has passed t(...)

Administrators expect ultimate cost of Quinn Insurance liquidation for Insurance Compensation Fund to be €1.1bn. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A repayment of some €100 million to the State’s Insurance Compensation Fund by Quinn Insurance, which has so far cost the fund some €1.23 billion, has(...)

The Gallery Quay Retail Portfolio at Grand Canal Quay in Dublin 2 is fully let and producing an annual rent roll of €234,840.

DTZ Sherry FitzGerald is quoting €3.5 million for a portfolio of shops in the fashionable south docklands. The Gallery Quay Retail Portfolio at Grand (...)

Early learning: Sandy Bolger with her daughter, Daisy, and Michelle Moore, a home visitor with the Parent Child Home Programme. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s lunchtime in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and “the suits”, as the locals call them, are emerging from office blocks(...)

Johnny Ronan (left) lifts the lid on his business activities up to 2008 in submission to banking inquiry. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Johnny Ronan’s 28-page submission to the Oireachtas banking inquiry, published yesterday, lifts the lid on his business activities up to 2008. It als(...)

 The financial district of Pudong in Shanghai: officials from the city travelled to Ireland as part of China’s Senior Officials Training Programme. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

The current crackdown on extravagance and corruption has made overseas travel for government officials in China a lot more difficult than it used to b(...)

The Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, before the balcony collapse which killed five Irish J-1 students and one Irish-American student. Photograph: Google Maps

Where did the water come from? That’s the question. It is six weeks since the balcony collapse at an apartment block in Berkeley that killed fi(...)