James Stafford:  took over his family’s coal-importing business, transforming it into a major player in the coal market. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The businessman and art collector James Stafford, who has died aged 70, was a leading figure in the Irish business world in the 1970s and 1980s, who l(...)

Fallon and Byrne, Exchequer Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Now in its ninth year, Fallon & Byrne on Exchequer Street remains food heaven for many readers. The business is constantly innovating and last (...)

Derek Quinlan, for chairman of Quinlan Private outside Claridges in London in 2006. Photographer Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Derek Quinlan, one of Ireland’s most prolific property financiers in the boom years, was appearing before the banking inquiry on Thursday. Mr Quinlan,(...)

Vincent Reid, from Lisburn, Co Antrim, leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday. Photograph: Courts Collins

A holidaymaker has been awarded more than €40,000 damages after he lost the tip of one of his fingers due to a defective catching mechanism on a sun l(...)

Paddy McKillen has been fighting for five years over the ownership of Claridge’s (above), The Berkeley and The Connaught hotels

Qatari investors allied to developer Paddy McKillen have bought out his rivals, the Barclay Brothers, for the ownership of three high-end London ho(...)

The Savoy: owned by Dublin Cinema Group

Perhaps the Ward family who control the Dublin Cinema Group, the owner of the Savoy in Dublin, should update the directors’ report in its 2014 account(...)

 Famagusta: the outbreak of war saw 36 multistorey hotels evacuated overnight. Photograph:  Francoise De Mulder/Roger Viollet/Getty Images

My guide, Ionnis, prepares for our trip. He opens his wallet and checklists passport, driving licence, insurance, visa and a couple of aspirin. We’re (...)

Actor Ryan O’Neill with Pat Heavin on the set of ‘Barry Lyndon’ in 1973. Photograph: Stanley Kubrick

There was no bigger film star during the early 1970s than Ryan O’Neal and no more controversial a director than Stanley Kubrick. O’Neal had made Love (...)

Actor Orla Brady meets fans at the screening of “The Price of Desire” which opened the 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

The 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of Mary McGuckian’s The Price of Desire at the Savoy Cinema on(...)

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins in the eponymous movie.  Photograph: Kobal

Dame Julie Andrews, one of cinema’s most durable stars, is to attend two special events at next month’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JD(...)