Denis O’Brien: put up $750,000 with Paddy McKillen to help the  SDLP after New York dinner. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The SDLP has a registered agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Thomas P O’Neill III, son of the former US Speaker, the late Tip O’Neill, i(...)

The final frame of Newstalk’s original ‘Don’t Hold Back’ ad, which was rejected by RTÉ Television because it contained a call-to-action from a rival.

  Newstalk has removed its slogan “move the dial” from a television advertisement in order for it to run on RTÉ, saying it “can’t forgo” m(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly has been gradually winding down his stake in INM since losing control of the business in 2012. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

Sir Anthony O’Reilly has reduced his shareholding in Independent News & Media (INM), a company he controlled for almost 40 years, to below 3 pe(...)

Digicel, the Caribbean mobile operator owned by Denis O’Brien, plans to raise $925 million in unsecured loan notes to fund a buyback of more expensive senior debt. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Digicel, the Caribbean mobile operator owned by Denis O’Brien, plans to raise $925 million in unsecured loan notes to fund a buyback of more expensive(...)

Sean Corkery, chairman and CEO, Siteserv, said the acquisition of PDC Utility Service is “ very much in line with the overall growth strategy for the company”. (Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES)

Siteserv, the utility support services group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, has acquired UK tower painting and maintenance company P.D.C. Utility(...)

Digicel has accused UPM of bypassing its Haitian systems to terminate international calls on its network for free using a sophisticated technique

Digicel, the Caribbean mobile phone company owned by Denis O’Brien, has stepped up its war on internet telephony firms it accuses of profiting from a(...)

A rally in support of the jailed protesters will be held in Dublin today, Friday, and is expected to draw thousands of people. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 0:57

The jailing of five water protesters for defying a court order has been portrayed as a “political act” by a leading figure in the anti-water charge(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar (left) with Prof Des Fitzgerald, principal of UCD’s College of Health Sciences (centre) and Beacon Hospital chief executive Michael Cullen, at the launch of the UCD Beacon Academy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Greater co-ordination is needed between private and public hospitals over the provision of new facilities, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said.N(...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan. The agency met about 40 existing and prospective companies in Davos in a bid to enhance Ireland’s international profile. Photograph: Alan Betson

Insurance companies and representatives of the financial and technology sector were among the companies that attended events organised by the IDA l(...)

Davos selfie: attendees enjoy a lighter moment at the 45th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Photograph: EPA/Laurent Gillieron

Within an hour of touching down in Davos, The Irish Times bumped into one of its compatriots – businessman Denis O’Brien. Dressed in a sharp pink shir(...)