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(...)

 Dr John Fox, chief executive, Merrion Pharmaceuticals. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Merrion Pharmaceuticals has blamed foreign exchange weakness for a 4 per cent fall in revenues in the first half of the year.The Irish group’s revenue(...)

Merrion Pharmaceuticals chief executive John Fox. Photograph: Eric Luke

Merrion Pharma is back on the active list. The Elan spin-off which effectively went into hibernation during the recession has re-emerged this year un(...)

Frontline Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund, has raised €40 million in its maiden funding round. The Dublin- and London-based software-onl(...)

Sean Coughlan: ‘There are conversations happening on boards.ie which are very relevant to what’s going on in Ireland’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

This is a career to watch. In 2000, as part of researching a book I was writing, I interviewed Sean Coughlan as he was getting ready to leave Baltimor(...)

While planners throughout the Irish countryside have long deemed dormer bungalows to be the ideal living accommodation, sometimes they allow a litt(...)

Frank Flannery (above)  was appointed chairman of the Forum on  Philanthropy by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some members of the Government-appointed Forum on Philanthropy expressed concern about an initiative led by its chairma(...)

Michael Noonan: lobbied by Frank Flannery

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan have both confirmed they were unaware (...)

Frank Flannery: was paid  €60,000 per annum by an organisation called Philanthropy Ireland.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

As this morning’s media reports show, it is now becoming clear why Frank Flannery moved so precipitately to sever his links with Fine Gael, or (...)

Boxever chief executive  Dave O’Flanagan: “The funding enables us to accelerate our growth plans and drive our product strategy so that we can capitalise on the huge opportunity in travel.” Photograph: Aidan Oliver

Boxever, a Dublin-based big data and personalisation platform for airlines and travel operators, has raised $6m (€4.3m) in a new funding round (...)