Denis O’Brien: Called off the initial public offering  at the 11th hour after investors declined to meet his valuation of the business. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

As Denis O’Brien tells it, he woke up yesterday morning feeling “very happy” at his decision on Tuesday night to pull Digicel’s planned $2 billion (€1(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly and his wife Chryss. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

BUSINESSMAN Sir Anthony O’Reilly has failed to overturn a High Court order requiring him to provide additional information to AIB Bank about his asset(...)

The goal of the second annual Irish Run the World event is to raise another $100,000 for Irish charities.

Everyone knows about St Patrick’s Day, or “St Patrick’s month” as it’s known in the US. But what about the other 11 months of the year? Is there room (...)

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(...)

Richard Desmond: suggested Anthony O’Reilly surrounded himself with “old people . . . like a drinking club or a rugby club”

UK billionaire media mogul Richard Desmond claims to have forced former Independent News & Media chief Gavin O’Reilly into a business decision abo(...)

Richard Desmond: “Everybody has ethics, I’m sure Adolf Hitler had ethics. It’s about what you think is right.” Photograph: Peter Maciarmid/Getty Images

The Irish Times is being escorted to the top floor of the Northern & Shell office building in London by a hefty young man who says he “looks af(...)

The board, led by chairman John Fitzpatrick,  agreed a $100,000 donation to assist the families of those killed or injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse.

Some 180 donors from 11 countries made the trip to Killarney last week for the worldwide Ireland Funds conference at the five-star Europe Hotel, which(...)

Mr Justice Brian McGovern said he would require 79-year-old Sir Anthony O’Reilly, who recently underwent back surgery in New York, to swear a new affidavit by September 9th after the judge said there was nothing to stop him instructing lawyers and accountants to prepare the information.

A bank seeking to recover debts from businessman Sir Anthony O’Reilly wants to “humiliate and embarrass” him by requiring he swear a further statement(...)

Defect in The Companies Act, 2014,   relating to the rights of dissenting shareholders in a takeover when an offer is made to acquire the shares in a company  could be important in the pending takeover of Aer Lingus. Photograph:  REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

The Companies Act, 2014, which comes into force today (Monday, June 1st), has been widely welcomed, and seems overall to be a fine piece of work. But(...)

AIB has obtained a conditional court order giving the bank a charge over €2.7 million worth of shares held by, or on behalf of, businessman Sir Anthony O’Reilly in the Dromoland Castle holding company. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

AIB has obtained a conditional court order giving the bank a charge over €2.7 million worth of shares held by, or on behalf of, businessman Sir Anthon(...)