Dermot Desmond invested in cyber-security firm Vahna. Photograph: Eric Luke

There are few Irish investors better than Dermot Desmond at spotting the next big thing. His latest investment in Vahna, a cyber-security firm, comes (...)

Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Jack Ma isn’t the only billionaire winner of Alibaba’s initial public offering. The record-setting stock sale also gave a jolt to the fortunes of the (...)

Deirdre O’Kane as Christine Noble in Noble

How do you capture a personality so enormous as Christina Noble? Over the last quarter of a century, the indomitable Dubliner has toiled energ(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington in July. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Global stocks and commodity prices rose today, boosted by speculation the US Federal Reserve will maintain a pledge on low rates later in the day and (...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: warned that the DAA must be allowed raise the cash it needs to implement Government aviation policy.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has stepped into the row over plans to cut Dublin Airport’s passenger charges by issuing a warning that the hub(...)

Paul Costelloe with Nicholas, left, and William, two of his three sons whose paintings are about to go on show in an upcoming art exhibition in Dublin. Photograph: Andrew Wiard

Paul Costelloe is a very busy man. He’s hard to catch, constantly travelling between Asia and London, where he is based. But he is about to return (...)

Alibaba’s billionaire founder Jack Ma. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans to boost the price of its initial public offering amid strong investor demand, potentially making it the biggest in hi(...)

The number of Irish people spending time in prison in Australia is increasing, with high alcohol intake often a feature of offences committed by emigrants, the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) has warned. Photograph: Getty images

The number of Irish people spending time in prison in Australia is increasing, with high alcohol intake often a feature of offences committed by emigr(...)

Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba , speaks at SoftBank World 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Alibaba plans to close its IPO order book early after it received enough orders to sell all the shares in the record-breaking offering. The Chinese e-(...)

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo at a press conference in Maranello, Modena, Italy, today. Montezemolo said he was resigning after 23 years at the helm, in a move that had widely been expected after his record was questioned by parent company Fiat-Chrysler. Photograph: EPA

At first glance, the resignation today of Ferrari chief executive Luca De Montezemolo, has a football-style, manager sacking look about it. You have b(...)