Sean Corkery, chairman and CEO, Siteserv, said the acquisition of PDC Utility Service is “ very much in line with the overall growth strategy for the company”. (Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES)

Siteserv, the utility support services group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, has acquired UK tower painting and maintenance company P.D.C. Utility(...)

Independent TD Catherine Murphy says she had asked specific parliamentary questions about awarding contracts for the installation of water meters, one of which was “flatly refused” and the reply to another question was “so anaemic it was a non-answer”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Questions have been raised in the Dáil about the procedures used in awarding contracts for the installation of water meters and if they met European (...)

Lucinda Creighton: former Fine Gael TD says taxpayers “have never been told how much they are paying this company”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than €1 billion of taxpayers’ money has already been spent on Irish Water with much more to follow, a former minister of state has claimed.Refor(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien, who bought Siteserv for €45 million in 2012 using an Isle of Man company called Millington. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Siteserv, the utility support services group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, has increased its turnover by almost a quarter over the past year.(...)

Mick Wallace: “The very nature by which this gentleman ended up in possession of Siteserv is very questionable.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Alan Dukes, the former State-appointed chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, has called for Independent TD Mick Wallace to withdraw his comments in the Dáil (...)

Denis O’Brien wasn’t long last week in putting manners on, the chippy satirical website owned by the former New York Dog publisher John (...)

Dietician Paul Gough set up Nualtra, a company making oral nutritional supplements to treat disease-related malnutrition, in 2012. It now has a mar(...)

The High Court appointed Michael McAteer of Grant Thornton as examiner to Siac Construction.

A consortium backed by French giant, Bouygues, looks poised to take over troubled building group, Siac, after the original preferred bidder for the co(...)

Brian Harvey: has shown Grant Thornton that he can inject €9m into Siac. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Brian Harvey, founder of business support firm Siteserv, will become chairman of Siac, the distressed construction company, once a rescue deal s agree(...)

A €230 million group of loans owed by Arnotts, the leading Dublin department store, is to be sold to Fitzwilliam Finance Partners Investment Ltd. Photograph: Alan Betson

KPMG, the special liquidators of IBRC, the former Anglo Irish Bank, are on the brink of selling the loans of some of the best-known names in Irish bus(...)