Fresh air: Artists at the “paint-outs” in various locations around Wexford during the Art in the Open festival

Painting outdoors was first popularised by the French Impressionists, including Monet and Renoir, and is known by the French term en plein air (litera(...)

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(...)

Part of the explanation for the catastrophic misjudgment of the blanket bank debt guarantee was that the then government did not know what it was letting itself – and by extension the taxpayer – in for. Photograph: Eric Luke

Prominent among the many imponderables of the Irish banking crisis is what would have happened if the banks had properly disclosed the extent of their(...)

Pat Phelan: “Internet commerce is a really unfair business on the merchant because no one else takes any risk. So it’s all down to one guy and what happens is he’s told to go ahead and later he’s told, sorry that was fraud.”

Most of us have been a victim of credit card fraud at this stage. And most of us have not suffered any great loss as a result, with the card compan(...)

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  €349 We already know Canon’s pedigree when it comes to making cameras, but with a rising number of competitors in this space, the co(...)

Brett Meyers, chief executive of CurrencyFair, explains how he convinced  Sebastian Chabal to dress up as a fairy.

The new Irish Times business and technology podcast is being piloted today.The show is presented by award-winning journalist Tom Lyons and produced by(...)

Background The Ansbacher deposits story was a huge event in Irish journalism that moved constantly between the politics and business pages o(...)

Business, or more particularly the markets, have featured in this newspaper from its earliest days. Back in 1860, the paper carried a Market & Com(...)

Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

  Story   1995 was the year that Denis O’Brien went from relative obscurity to becoming one of the best-known figures in Iris(...)

After an economic contraction that was possibly worse than the Great Depression, GNP could grow next year

John Fitzgerald is to be congratulated on his 42nd year of forecasting and commended for his honesty: “The one thing that is sure about this latest fo(...)