Datalex chief executive Aidan Brogan

Travel software firm Datalex enjoyed a 15 per cent jump in transaction revenue during the four months to October.In a trading update, the company, whi(...)

Dermot Smurfit: “For Powerflute, it is a big deal. This deal fundamentally doubles our Ebidta (a measure of cashflow) from €20 million to €40 million.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dermot Smurfit had been chasing the deal for some time before his speciality listed packaging group Powerflute finally acquired Corenso, an internatio(...)

Dermot Desmond  originally invested in Intuition Publishing in the 1980s and was a founding director. He now has full control of the business.

Intuition Publishing, Dermot Desmond’s e-learning company, grew its pretax profits last year by more than 15 per cent to over €6 million.The company, (...)

Volvo rallied 6.9 per cent for the biggest gain in almost three years

The Iseq slipped 0.6 per cent, helped by falls at Fyffes and C&C related to their respective takeover stories, on an otherwise uneventful day. Eu(...)

Willie Penrose TD: "Stations such as RTÉ and other commercial stations should have a quota for the amount of Irish music played"

There are some stories and characters which pop up on a regular basis on every reporters’ beat. If you’re working in the sports department, you’ll (...)

Developer Bernard McNamara: to oversee €20 million expansion of the K Club. Photograph: Collins

Dr Michael Smurfit has applied for planning permission to expand the K Club, in a €20 million project to be overseen by Bernard McNamara, the well-(...)

Paul McGinley: worked with the course architects on the redevelopment of the golf facilities at the complex. Photograph:   Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Fresh from his all-conquering captaincy at the Ryder Cup, Dubliner Paul McGinley was back at the grindstone in recent weeks, opening the newly revampe(...)

Star Fantasy Leagues’s users mainly follow baseball, basketball, ice hockey and American football. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

IIU, the private equity firm led by billionaire financier Dermot Desmond, has invested in Star Fantasy Leagues (SFL), an online daily and season-long(...)

Georgia manager Temur Ketsbaia: “I said after the Ireland game, when we lost, that if we didn’t get the results in the next two games maybe it would be time for me to go. But I don’t feel pressure. Nobody has told me that this is my last game.”

Georgia boss Temuri Ketsbaia has warned Scotland they are not good enough to take victory against his side in Glasgow tomorrow for granted.Gordon Stra(...)

 Sir Anthony O’Reilly: his finances may have gone into the darkness, but his remarkable life remains a subject of fascination. File photograph: Frank Miller

The unexpected downfall of Tony O’Reilly was all over the papers. It was January 1963 and for the first and only time in his life, O’Reilly had been d(...)