Seán Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea: Ms Killilea’s US lawyer said granting a relief would be “completely unfair”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Gayle Killilea, the wife of property developer Seán Dunne, has objected to an application in the US courts for relief that would help her husband’s (...)

DCC’s agm in Dublin last July. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

DCC, a quoted distribution services group, has brought in specialist food industry investment bank Stamford Partners to explore options for its food d(...)

Lawyers for bankrupt developer Seán Dunne have asked a US court to order his bankruptcy trustee to file a promised protocol on how his dual bankruptcies in Ireland and the US will be managed. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Lawyers for bankrupt developer Seán Dunne have asked a US court to order his bankruptcy trustee to file a promised protocol on how his dual bankruptci(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has announced that the State’s bankruptct term has been reduced from 12 years to three years. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Changes to legislation reducing the State’s bankruptcy term from 12 years to three were announced today by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. Announc(...)

Insolvency Service of Ireland director Lorcan O’Connor: “If we don’t get the practitioner bit right the system won’t work.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Central to the Government’s plan to deal with the legacy of personal debt is the creation of a new brand of insolvency professional, due to be (...)