Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll   scroing a try against Munster. The two sides meet this weekend but the retired O’Driscoll will be hoping to be still involved in the Dunhill Links. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll becomes the latest Irishman to tee it up at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland starting on Thursday over the St Andrews, Ca(...)

Dermot Desmond: decision to invest in housing will be closely watched

Billionaire financier Dermot Desmond has set up a new business with up to €200 million to spend on building residential houses in Ireland. The busines(...)

Dermot Desmond invested in cyber-security firm Vahna. Photograph: Eric Luke

There are few Irish investors better than Dermot Desmond at spotting the next big thing. His latest investment in Vahna, a cyber-security firm, comes (...)

A new National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen under construction in Bluffdale, about 40 kms south of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photograph:  Jimmy Urquhart/ Reuters)

IIU, the private equity firm led by financier Dermot Desmond, has invested in Vahna, a cyber-security firm. The United States company is led by Brenda(...)

 Nick Corcoran (left) and Nigel McDermott of Cardinal Capital in Residence on Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The spectacular Gherkin building is the perfect place to look out on London’s financial world, from the City’s investment banks directly below it to M(...)

Datalex chief executive Aidan Brogan  Datalex chief executive Aidan Brogan

and Irish airline reservations software business, Datalex, expects to sign up a number of new clients between now and the end of the year, according(...)

Datalex chief executive Aidan Brogan

Travel software firm Datalex saw revenue jump 14 per cent to $20.2 million for the six months to the end of June on the back of strong growth in its c(...)

Obama’s authorisation of air strikes against militants in Iraq is accelerating a retreat in European stocks that started weeks ago. Photograph: Joshua Card/EPA

The first back-to-back weekly losses in European stocks since March sent markets tumbling across the continent yesterday. US president Barack Obama’s(...)

Dermot Smurfit Jnr: “I think Michael has respect for me. . . I would be super disappointed if he didn’t say: ‘Dermot is a good operator’ ”

In 2002, Jefferson Smurfit group was taken private in what at the time was one of the biggest ever European private equity deals. It resulted in a hug(...)

Dermot Desmond: bought another stake for about €3.5m in Canadian-listed firm Mountain Province Diamonds. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Diamonds really are a billionaire’s best friend.Dermot Desmond has in recent weeks bought another one million shares for about €3.5 million in the Can(...)