Damien Murtagh: ‘It has opened up the possibility for everybody to physically design their ideas using a physical tool. It’s a freeform box of magic.’

A modelling product invented by an Irish architect, which went on sale in May, is already selling in a number of prestigious outlets around the world(...)

Allied Irish Banks lent €1 million to developer Michael O’Flynn to buy racehorses in January 2008. Photograph: Courtpix

€1m racehorses Allied Irish Banks lent €1 million to developer Michael O’Flynn to buy racehorses in January 2008, just months before the credit crunch(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh was paid a pension contribution of €127,000 and other allowances of €26,000 in 2012. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh saw his pay dip very slightly to €1.383 million in 2012, according to the company’s latest annual report.(...)