Asylum seekers, refugees and supporters  march to the Deptartment of Justice  protesting about the system of direct provision. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State agency responsible for accommodating asylum seekers has promised to introduce a more open and competitive tendering process as new figures (...)

The State pays firms about €50 million a year to provide bed and board for more than 4,000 asylum seekers. Housing in Mosney for asylum seekers (pictured). Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Private companies involved in providing accommodation for asylum seekers are highly profitable and in some cases have accumulated profits of millions (...)

On safari: African elephants in South Africa. Photograph: Thinkstock

I am 60 on January 2nd and want to celebrate. I would like to go somewhere warm and welcoming, where myself and my long- suffering husband can real(...)

This interview took place prior to the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.Chicken or beef?” The call of the Virgin Atlantic trolley-pusher escape(...)

Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said he had received “very positive feedback” on the budgetary changes in meetings with US companies.

Germany has warned that corporate tax subsidy arrangements known as “patent boxes” are acceptable in the European Union only as a reward for research(...)

The accounts for Limerick Alumina Refining Ltd and its subsidiaries show turnover increased in 2013 to $608 million, up from $586 million the previous year.

The Aughinish Alumina plant in Co Limerick recorded a pretax profit of $15.6 million (€12.2 million) in 2013 following the closure of its defined ben(...)

Developer Michael O’Flynn leaving the Four Courts after yesterday’s High Court hearing. Photograph: Collins Courts

US private equity fund Blackstone’s “real purpose” in having O’Flynn Construction Group placed in examinership is to get control of its assets, the H(...)

Michael O’Flynn: said that both the O’Flynn Group debts and some personal loans were fully serviced with all payments up to date. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

US fund Blackstone and Michael O’Flynn look poised for a legal battle for control of the developer’s property and construction empire to which an e(...)

Michael O’Flynn said in a statement that he had begun talking to his lawyers.

US fund Blackstone and Michael O’Flynn look poised for a legal battle for control of the developer’s property and construction empire to which an ex(...)

The two biggest financial bets of O’Reilly’s career – Independent News and Media and Waterford Wedgwood – eventually proved the catalysts for O’Reilly’s downfall. Photograph: Alan Betson

The topic of conversation was Black Monday. A relaxed Tony O’Reilly was wearing a pair of boat shoes – no socks – as he sat on an armchair in the e(...)