Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien. He has lobbied regional regulators strongly over the takeover, which he says should only go ahead after a major sell-off of overlapping assets

The proposed $3 billion (€2.7 billion) deal by the telco Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) to take over Columbus International appears to be (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said ‘an unsuccessful bidder’ for Siteserv had complained to his department about the 2012 sale process for the business. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has told Independent TD Catherine Murphy that “an unsuccessful bidder” for Siteserv complained to his departmen(...)

Former editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy arriving at Government Buildings  for a hearing of the banking inquiry. Photograph: Bryan Meade 2:26

Six current and former executives from The Irish Times, Independent News & Media and RTÉ went before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry yesterday. The(...)

The ISIF formerly the National Pensions Reserve Fund, has a statutory mandate “to invest on a commercial basis to support economic activity and employment in Ireland”

The Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) used to be the National Pensions Reserve Fund. It held investments that would in time be liquidated to pay (...)

At the fund’s launch, Nick Ashmore said it was open to “big idea” type proposals. Photograph: Alan Betson

When the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund was launched last year, the view was that its biggest challenge would be finding appropriate homes for the (...)

Journalist Paul Drury, who has died aged 57, appeared to be destined to edit Ireland’s largest daily newspaper. But when his mentor, Irish Independent(...)

Denis O’Brien surely had plenty on his mind as he joined Alex Ferguson in the directors’ box at Old Trafford last Sunday for Manchester United’s demol(...)

1-3 Ormond Quay: the former headquarters of developer Bernard McNamara

A private investor has paid over €3.5 million for the former HQ of property developer Bernard McNamara at 1-3 Ormond Quay. The four-storey over baseme(...)

Bono with his wife Ali and U2 band members Larry Mullen , Adam Clayton and The Edge, at the funeral of radio DJ Tony Fenton, at Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Not many people can persuade U2 to play at their funeral, but not many people are Tony Fenton. The Dude, as he was affectionately known to his friends(...)

The new group of investors i includes the chain’s management and private investors such as Emmet O’Neill, a nephew of Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Denis O’Brien, the Digicel founder and Independent News & Media shareholder, has sold the BB’s Coffee & Muffins chain to a group of investors(...)