Larry Goodman: his company Breccia was restrained by the High Court  from appointing a receiver over Blackrock Hospital Ltd shares. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ray ManaghBeef baron Larry Goodman’s company Breccia was restrained by the High Court today from appointing a receiver over the Blackrock Hospital Ltd(...)

Seamus FitzPatrick,  chief executive of Capvest, warned that “unprecedented changes” in Irish healthcare meant there was huge “logic for consolidation” in a letter to the owners of the Hermitage clinic on October 22nd

Capvest, the majority owner of the Mater Private, proposed at the end of October to merge its north Dublin private hospital with rival the Hermitage (...)

The disclosure in Ireland of adulteration of beef products with equine DNA  led to discovery of a pan-European problem. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

A small beef processing company which claims it was “hung out” as the “fall guy” for the Irish horsemeat scandal has been directed to provide security(...)

Silence in the slaughterhouse: protests at 14 of Ireland’s largest meat processing plants were intended to put the squeeze on the biggest family-run firms in the sector

Like Neville Chamberlain waving a copy of the Munich Agreement with Germany in 1938, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney appears to believe he has (...)

Gay Byrne: the former Late Late Show host invested in several properties in the Dublin docklands and as well as a hotel in Budapest.Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has launched a multimillion- euro legal action against the broadcaster Gay Byrne and members of his family, r(...)

The Bank of Ireland headquarters on Baggot Street in the early 1970s: not only do all of the Scott Tallon Walker drawings still survive, but also the construction drawings by Smith & Pearson

The former Bank of Ireland headquarters on Lower Baggot Street changed hands for a king’s ransom during the boom, when it was sold to a consortium hea(...)

Noel Smyth: said it is imperative that sites controlled by the National Asset Management Agency are not offered into the market without clear and unequivocal commitments from those agreeing to purchase them. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Private-equity and buyout funds that acquire development land should be regulated to preventing them from hoarding it, according to property develo(...)

From left: Des O’Malley, John Bruton, Albert Reynolds, Dick Spring and Proinsias De Rossa. Photograph: Irish Times Archive

On the evening of July 29th, 1994, the chairman of the long-running inquiry into malpractice in the beef industry, Mr Justice Liam Hamilton, delivered(...)

An imaghe from 1986 of Albert Reynolds and his son Philip at the C&D Pet Food factory in Edgeworthstown Co Longford. Photograph: Collins

Albert Reynolds was a successful businessman as well as being a politician who rose to the highest level in Irish public life. His business car(...)

Photograph: Matt Kavanagh 6th  An image from September 1994 showing the then taoiseach Albert Reynolds (centre) shaking hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams (left) and SDLP leader John Hume outside Government Buildings after a discussion of ways to advance the peace process following the IRA’s ceasefire announcement of August 31st. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Albert Reynolds, like his British counterpart at the time John Major, may never have obtained the profile of some of the celebrated and notorious poli(...)