The sudden closure of the store on Thursday night in the midst of an access dispute with Paul McCann and Stephen Tennant of Grant Thornton, the AIB-appointed receivers to the centre, leaves 100 staff in limbo. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The decision by Dunnes Stores to shutter its store in Gorey Shopping Centre is typical of the brinkmanship that is a hallmark tactic of the country’s (...)

Bryan Dobson of RTÉ, Catherine Walsh of The Reputations Agency, Sarah McCabe of the Business Journalists Association of Ireland, and Mary Murray, Dublin Simon Community, launching this year’s Business Journalists Association of Ireland annual corporate quiz. Photography: Conor Healy

The Business Journalists Association of Ireland has raised €48,000 for the Dublin Simon Community at its annual corporate challenge quiz. Held on Thur(...)

Christmas drinks: Seán Quinn, who emerged from bankruptcy in January, is back using his old Quinn Group office in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The Department of Finance is aware that the special liquidators appointed to the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) are discussing the possibili(...)

The President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, has said “comfortable assumptions” that legal fees should continue as before “without the slightest regard for privations experienced by citizens”, including other professionals, does not serve “the interests of justice”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The President of the High Court has said “comfortable assumptions” that legal fees should continue as before “without the slightest regard for privati(...)

The Four Courts: case arose after AIB in early 2014 sought summary judgment against brothers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two brothers have lost their bid to restrain receivers selling their assets after Allied Irish Banks obtained a €17.6 million judgment against them. M(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly ruled that none of the four men had made out an arguable defence to the bank’s claim entitling them to a full hearing.

Businessman James Mansfield jnr has lost his appeal against summary judgment orders for some €6.32 million against him and others over unpaid loans to(...)

Dissident republican leader Michael McKevitt has lost his High Court action aimed at securing his early release.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Dissident republican leader Michael McKevitt, who is serving a 20 year sentence for directing terrorism, has lost his High Court action aimed at secur(...)

Two directors of the Cork-based Kentech group employing 3,000 people worldwide have secured a two month stay on execution of judgments for some US$683,000 against them.

Two directors of the Cork-based Kentech group employing 3,000 people worldwide have secured a two month stay on execution of judgments for some US$(...)

There were no objections from creditors or from AIB pension fund trustees in Ireland and Britain to the capital reduction application, the court heard. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Commercial Court has approved AIB’s application to reduce its share capital by €5 billion. The bank will now have the option of paying a divide(...)

Brian O’Donnell , solicitor with his wife Mary Patricia O Donnell outside  the commercial court.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Bankrupt solicitor Brian O’Donnell is seeking to set aside a €71 million judgment granted to Bank of Ireland against him and his wife on foot of claim(...)