Oireachtas banking inquiry chairman Ciarán Lynch (centre) with committee members on the publication of the final report at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

It started with a minority report, featuring Socialist TD Joe Higgins rather than Hollywood heart-throb Tom Cruise. And it concluded in the audio-vi(...)

‘A Village Kermesse near Antwerp’ by David Teniers II, purchased by Lochlann and Brenda Quinn and donated to State

One of the Beit paintings withdrawn from auction in London last year has been bought for €2 million and donated to the State. Businessman Lochlann Q(...)

75 Merrion Square: the refurbished building with 5,494sq ft is on the market with Murphy Mulhall for more than €2.5 million which equates to €4,898 per sq m/€455 per sq ft

The Georgian office market has bounced back strongly over the past two years and, given that the prime Dublin 2 Grade A office vacancy rate now stands(...)

‘Head of a Bearded Man’, by Sir Peter Paul Rubens.

Businessman Denis O’Brien has spent more than €2 million on on a Rubens painting from Russborough House in Co Wicklow, which will be donated to the St(...)

Professor Niamh Brennan: Diploma in Corporate Governance course at UCD’s Michael Smurfit school.

Judging by this country’s perennial predilection for scandals and tribunals, it would seem that corporate governance isn’t top of the agenda in many I(...)

Financier Dermot Desmond has a stake in the business, which focuses its activities on environmental services and plastics together with an investment portfolio. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Irish diversified investment group One51 has received a takeover approach that values the business at €1.80 a share. The opening price offered represe(...)

Windsor House in Belfast is thought to be ripe for a revamp.

The tallest commercial building in Ireland has been sold for £6.5 million (€9 million) by a Nama-appointed receiver.Hastings Hotels, which co-owns the(...)

 Pat O’Doherty, chief executive of ESB. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Brighter Possibilities is the chirpy title of ESB’s annual report for 2014, which emerged on Wednesday. The report’s fine print contained several nugg(...)

Ervallagh Harbour, Roundstone, Connemara

1. Ervallagh Harbour, Roundstone, Connemara Roundstone, in local Connemara parlance, has long been termed C4; as many from Dublin 4 descen(...)

Kevin Foley of the Labour Relations Commission is charing the ESB Industrial Council meeting that will assess the case. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unions representing ESB staff and company representatives made opposing presentations to an internal tribunal on Thursday over a pay claim submitted (...)