Denis Brosnan: “If you worked in a multinational you saw no recession in the past five or six years. If you worked in a small business you’ve either gone out of business or you’re still struggling to survive”

The Government needs to put more money into the pockets of consumers so that SMEs in Ireland can feel the benefit of the economic recovery, former Ke(...)

Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan told City of Culture organisers that funding would not be decided until budget. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Limerick City of Culture ran into “serious cash-flow problems” only weeks before it opened in January. Internal (...)

Limerick: Lead-in time of 18 months far too short to organise a year-long festival. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

When a group steering the reorganisation of Limerick met Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan in April 2012, they came armed with a big idea. (...)

Sinead Heaney, director of the new €75 million fund for export-focused SME’s at the BDO office in Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

“Premature sell-out of businesses is an issue here,” muses Sinead Heaney, founding director of the €75 million BDO Development Capital Fund. Sh(...)

A new € 75 million fund has been launched to support established Irish companies targeting significant revenue and jobs growth through export m(...)

A view off Skellig Michael  in Co Kerry. Skellig Michael and  Brú na Bóinne, Co Meath, are designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage sites. Minister for  Heritage Jimmy Deenihan has warned the number of World Heritage sites will not expand unless the objections of landowners can be overcome. Photograph:   Don MacMonagle

The number of World Heritage sites in the State will not expand unless the objections of local landowners can be overcome, the Minister for Arts, H(...)

The National Health Service in England has paid compensation to the families of 19 vulnerable adults who were abused at a care centre owned by some of(...)

William Buick renews his partnership with The Fugue in the Breeders’ Cup Turf on Saturday and has also been selected to ride for Ballydoyle.   Photograph:  Getty Images

Any bygones appear to have been let bygone by Aidan O’Brien who has entrusted the mount on one of his two runners in Friday night’s $1 million Breeder(...)

Winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year  Kieran Fitzpatrick and Maurice Curran from Barracuda FX, Patrick Joy from Suretank, Brian Hogan from KSG and Special Award winner Denis Brosnan from Kerry Group. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Patrick Joy of Louth-based manufacturer Suretank was last night named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 at a gala awards ceremony held in Dublin.He(...)

Barchester is backed by investors including Dermot Desmond (above), JP McManus, John Magnier  and Denis Brosnan. Photograph: Pat Langan

Barchester Healthcare, the British nursing homes operator backed by several senior Irish business figures, has finalised a sale and leaseback of some (...)