Struggling to sell: Shorecliffe House, the west Cork holiday home of Sir Anthony O’Reilly

If anyone was wondering whether the whiff of celebrity might add a few hundred thousand to the value of a house, think again. At least if you’re lo(...)

Independent News & Media has sold its stake in APN. Photograph:  Bryan Meade

The new management at Independent News & Media (INM) will be in a sunny mood this morning, having disposed of its 18.6 per cent stake in Australia(...)

INM chief executive Robert Pitt: “Understanding the customer – the reader – is very, very important.” Photograph: Bryan Meade

The china in the Independent News & Media (INM) meeting room where management gave a briefing to journalists yesterday hailed from Waterford Wedgw(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly has been gradually winding down his stake in INM since losing control of the business in 2012. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

Sir Anthony O’Reilly has reduced his shareholding in Independent News & Media (INM), a company he controlled for almost 40 years, to below 3 pe(...)

Galway developer Luke Comer has purchased Courtown Demesne, a classic Georgian mansion on 400 acres of prime development land in Kildare for a sum (...)

The Waterford Crystal building in Waterford City. About 50,000 high-end pieces of crystal are made each year in the company’s manufacturing facility in Waterford, where it also runs factory tours

The company that owns the Waterford Crystal brand increased its profits by 57 per cent last year in spite of booking redundancy and other once-off co(...)

Dripsey Castle: its  new owners will need to invest at least the same amount they paid for the historic house – €1.95 million –  which comes with an array of outbuildings and cobbled courtyard

Things are looking up in the country estates market following a couple of strong recent sales. First we had news just before Christmas that Castlemart(...)

The new owners returned crystal manufacturing to Waterford in 2010, but on a much smaller scale, to a facility designed to showcase the brand’s heritage and attract tourists.  File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Six years ago this week, workers at the Waterford Crystal plant began a sit-in sparked by receiver David Carson’s decision to halt manufacturing there(...)

KPS Capital Partners has appointed Goldman Sachs to auction WWRD, the Anglo-Irish owner of the Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Albert and Royal Doulton porcelain and crystal brands. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES)

The American private equity owners of Waterford Wedgwood are selling the historic ceramics and glassware maker six years after the company’s debts sa(...)

John Collison, co-founder of Stripe, speaking    during the  Web Summit at the RDS in  November. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

For the first time since the financial crash, it was harder this year to pick the losers than the winners. As well-known businesses toppled and entrep(...)