Communicorp chairwoman Lucy Gaffney: ‘We have managed to move forward as one whilst our competitors have stalled or slipped back.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The success of Communicorp’s various Irish radio stations in the recent JNLR listenership survey results (covering the period from July 2013 to June 2(...)

Glittering: the theatre on its opening night, in March 2010. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It is now all but certain that the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, the best-appointed performance space on the island, will be sold off by Nama-appointed re(...)

 “One can’t deny that things are improving, but I see at least another 18 months before we see a sustained level of growth in retail.” Conor Whelan at Eason’s flagship store on O’Connell Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

On a side table of an office on the top floor of Eason & Son, the 127-year-old grand dame of Irish books-to-stationery retailing, is a collection (...)

Denis O’Brien is at his peak in business terms for the next few decades but perhaps he is thinking even further ahead by bidding for the theatre.

After Denis O’Brien the tribunal (witness) it now seems Denis O’Brien the musical (impresario) could be on the cards. His emergence at the weekend as (...)

There was no official confirmation of the businessman’s move to end his relationship with Aer Lingus. The shape of yesterday’s share  sell-off in four blocks led others to speculate at least three buyers were in the market, with most pointing to international institutional investors. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Businessman Denis O’Brien has sold the remainder of his stake in Aer Lingus. Shares in the carrier jumped by almost 5 per cent yesterday, the single b(...)

Hectic day for Aer Lingus in the market. Photograph: Alan Betson

The market was abuzz with rumour yesterday after almost 4 per cent of Aer Lingus stock changed hands. Coming just a week after businessman Denis O’B(...)

Aer Lingus had its busiest trading day in five years as its share price closed out the session up 4.8% to €1.37. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Global stocks fell and treasuries extended gains as escalating tensions in Ukraine outweighed optimism on ECB stimulus. The crisis in Ukraine deepene(...)

Actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor from “Love/Hate” and “Late Late Show” presenter Ryan Tubridy, at the announcement of RTÉ’s new schedule at Donnybrook yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

“That’s beyond my interest-level to be honest,” said Ryan Tubridy (above with Tom Vaughan-Lawlor of Love/Hate) at RTÉ One’s season launch yesterday as(...)

Independent News & Media chairman Leslie Buckley at the company’s agm in June. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Independent News & Media is to seek 13 voluntary redundancies following the merger of the editorial operations of the Sunday World and The Herald,(...)

Pat Kenny: RTÉ rejected a Newstalk ad telling audiences to “move the dial” to Newstalk where he now presents a radio show on weekdays. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Newstalk, the radio station owned by Denis O’Brien, has complained to the European Commission that RTÉ’s use of licence fee funds is in breach of E(...)