Cafe La Serre at the Village at Lyons, Celbridge, Co Kildare: it is not clear if the buyer is Irish or from overseas but it is believed due diligence is under way with contracts yet to be signed. Photograph: Sile Nolan

The 16-acre Village at Lyons wedding venue and cookery school in Celbridge, Co Kildare, has gone sale agreed with a unidentified buyer. The venue f(...)

Michael McKenna, chairman, and John Fox, chief executive, at the Merrion Pharma egm. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shareholders in Merrion Pharma have approved the sale of some IP assets to partner Novo Nordisk and the transformation of the company into an investme(...)

The poll of 1,000 people, conducted by Behaviour & Attitudes, was commissioned by Equate, a new campaign group seeking equality for children in the education system. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 85 per cent of people believe the education system should be reformed to ensure no child is excluded on the basis of their religion, according (...)

 Merrion Pharmaceuticals chief executive Dr John Fox

Merrion Pharmaceuticals says its survival is dependent on Declan Ryan’s Irelandia Investments not calling in an overdue loan as it reported a doubling(...)

Ciara O’Toole: In Italy many of her friends were restoring aircraft, salvaging parts and giving them “a second lease of life”. That second chance idea chimed with her and turned into a business plan

Ciara O’Toole is an adventurous spirit who left a career in marketing to live in Lake Como with her husband in 2007. Six months later the marriage (...)

Empty pot: charities are facing funding shortfalls after the departure of Chuck Feeney. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Photographer’s Choice/Getty

From their modest base in Limerick city centre, Karen McHugh and the rest of the Doras Luimní team are helping new migrants integrate into Irish socie(...)

 Declan Ryan recently knocked €100,000 off the original asking price of €850,000 for his home, Maytree, on the Bray Road, in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

VivaAerobus, the Mexican low-cost carrier in which Declan Ryan’s Irelandia is an investor, is launching a new international service from Mexico to Dal(...)

 Howard Millar, Ryanair’s former deputy chief executive, joins advisory board of Irelandia. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Former Ryanair deputy chief executive and financial officer Howard Millar has been appointed to the advisory board of Dublin-based Irelandia Aviation.(...)

Ryanair has recently shaken up its customer service and launched a drive to attract more businesss travellers and famililes

Ryanair has signed up Boxever, the travel marketing software specialist whose investors include a firm backed by Irelandia, the investment vehicle run(...)

Viva is understood to be eyeing opportunities in Costa Rica, Peru and Ecuador

Viva, the airline brand backed by the family of the late Tony Ryan is embarking on a major expansion drive in Central and South America. The group, w(...)