Former minister for enterprise Mary Harney said in 2005 that she asked civil servant Gerry Ryan to end his inquiry into tax evasion in 2004 as it had been running for seven years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times. 2:39

1971: Ansbacher accounts were funds lodged in Ireland by the Cayman Islands bank, Ansbacher (Cayman) Ltd. They were at the core of an unauthori(...)

Des Traynor (left), an accountant and financial adviser to late former taoiseach Charles Haughey (right),  was a director and de facto chief executive of Guinness & Mahon Bank from 1969 to 1986.
What was Ansbacher?

These were funds lodged here by the Cayman Islands bank, Ansbacher Cayman Ltd. They were at the core of an unauthorised financial service run in secre(...)

Naas, Co Kildare. Craigfort, which trades as the four-star Killashee House Hotel in the Kildare town of Naas, and Marchford, which trades as Lawlor’s Hotel on Poplar Square in the town, were both granted court protection last month after Nama said it would not stand in the way of their applications.

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has installed a receiver to Faxhill Homes, a building company run by the developer Jack Tierney that ow(...)

Businessman Ben Dunne: “With the water charges people will be able to shower cheaper at our gyms than at their own homes.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Businessman Ben Dunne is expecting a dividend for his gym business as a result of the household water charge. He said yesterday he expected his gym (...)

Former minister Alan Shatter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

There may or may not be a “dark side” lurking amid the force, but there is little denying that, after years of trying to nail their man, the police(...)

Two hotels in Naas employing more than 260 people recei
v
ed emergency High Court protection from their creditors yesterday evening, following an application from their owners who feared the National Assets Management Agency was about to appoint receivers.

Two hotels in Naas employing more than 260 people received emergency High Court protection from their creditors yesterd(...)

Twilfit House: Likely to appeal to a wide range of investors due to attractive immediate return and improving location

An early 20th century building rented by two commercial tenants at the junction of Jervis Street and Upper Abbey Street in Dublin 1 is for sale(...)

Shops on the corner of Sundrive Road and Lwr Kimmage Road. Photograph: David Sleator
Hotspot: Kimmage

Why now?With house prices on the rise, Kimmage represents good value for those priced out of neighbouring Terenure, Rathmines and Ranelagh, says Ciara(...)

Former Dunnes Stores chief executive Ben Dunne has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela but defended his position in relation to the bitter strike almost 30 years ago. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Former Dunnes Stores chief executive Ben Dunne has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela but defended his position in relation to the bitter strike almost 30(...)

Background The Ansbacher deposits story was a huge event in Irish journalism that moved constantly between the politics and business pages o(...)