As well as its outlets in Cork and Dublin airports, ARI runs duty free stores in Bahrain, Barbados, Canada, Cyprus, Lebanon, Oman, and India. The business has a turnover of close to €880 million a-year.

State company Aer Rianta International (ARI) has won a contract to operate a new duty free concession at New Zealand’s largest airport from next July.(...)

John Montgomery (right) with colleague Mark Blackwell of Morphis Design

John Montgomery’s father runs an architectural practice in Dublin, as did his father before him. Fortunately for Montgomery, his parents never put pre(...)

Chris Henry wears jacket 425, shirt 160, twill trousers 135. Simon Zebo wears Bomber jacket 445, shirt 95, jeans 135. Jamie Heaslip wears Jacket 375, shirt 115, jeans 125. Photograph: Sean Jackson

Whether scrumhalves or flankers, they are built like tanks these days. Irish rugby stars are top athletes in prime condition, strong and ferociousl(...)

Denis O’Brien is leading a lobbying campaign in relation to the CWC deal on competition grounds. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Denis O’Brien, the chairman of Digicel, has hinted he will ask regulators in the Caribbean to force rival Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) t(...)

Katie Taylor arrived on Jeju Island in South Korea two weeks before the start of the Women’s World Boxing Championships. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jeju. A sub tropical, volcanic island in the East China Sea. Okinawa is one way, Japan another and South Korea 64 kilometres to the north. A World Her(...)

Ireland, Kildare: €650,000 DNG Doyle
Take Five for €650,000

DNG Doyle is seeking €650,000 for this four-bedroom house in Naas, Co Kildare. We find similarly-priced properties around the world

 Breifne O’Brien: The businessman (53) made a habit of deceiving friends, friends-of-friends and associates for many years, right up until “the house fell down” in 2008.

He denied ever saying that “it was easy to pull suckers in when the economy was booming”. But whether he found it easy or not, deceive people was p(...)

Ireland, Naul: €850,000 Eugene Berry
Take Five: €850,000

Take Five for around €850,000: Eugene Berry is seeking €850,000 for this six-bed detached stone cottage in Naul, North Co Dublin. We seek similarly-pr(...)

Botox is one of Allergan’s products. Photograph: Bloomberg

On Wall Street, financial engineering masquerades as vision. When it works, you get to be called the Oracle of somewhere or other. If it works for onl(...)

Best in Show, left, by Vinita Khemka from India, a winner at   World Flower Show 2014 at the RDS today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:33

The World Flower Show 2014 is under way in the RDS, with as many as 20,000 people hoped to attend. This is the first time Ireland has hosted the even(...)