U2: publisher Ian Hyland is clearly a   fan.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Publisher Ian Hyland is clearly a massive U2 fan. He looked delighted as he exited the band’s barnstorming homecoming gig at the 3 Arena o(...)

Eddie Rockets opened its first 1950s-style diner experience in Dublin in 1989 and most of the group’s restaurants are franchised

Irish fast food restaurant chain Eddie Rockets reported a €446,193 pre-tax loss last year as against a €882,630 profit in 2013 mainly due to a €1 m(...)

Denis O’Brien: “It is clear to me that this is part of a campaign to undermine me and to disseminate false statements about me.” Photograph: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

In the sweltering Caribbean heat and humidity of an October day, 223 people gathered on the lawns of King’s House, the official residence of the gover(...)

Topaz was told to dispose of three Esso service stations as part of the regulatory approval

The Denis O’Brien-owned fuel group Topaz Energy has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to purchase Esso’s fuels and co(...)

The first Rocket’s outlet to open on a Topaz forecourt is in Douglas, Co Cork Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Eddie Rocket’s is taking its franchise to Topaz outlets with a new deal that will see the fuel and convenience brand invest €11.4 million and creat(...)

Ireland’s largest fuel retailer Topaz has reported lower turnover but higher profits for the 12 months to March 2015, according to newly filed acco(...)

Ray Managh Applegreen and Tedcastles Oil Products are legally challenging the former National Road Authority’s decision to award three new service st(...)

Emmet O’Neill: bought 10 per cent of Topaz, which, once it swallows Esso, will control nigh on a third of the Irish forecourts market

Emmet O’Neill, a nephew of Denis O’Brien who also happens to run the billionaire’s Topaz fuel station network, has snapped up a chunk of the business (...)

‘Larry Goodman’s fortune in the 1980s was built on his brilliant and relentless use of the massive EU and State subsidies available to the beef industry.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

I have never taken LSD but Irish politics reminds me that I don’t need to. The flashbacks to bad trips keep coming without chemical assistance. A liti(...)

Catherine Murphy outside the Dail last month. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

In April, Independent TD Catherine Murphy called on the Government to order a full independent inquiry into a number of IBRC transactions, including t(...)