Reduction in debt seen as a “major win for the Irish taxpayer”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Property investor Derek Quinlan has cut his debts by more than €3 billion through a series of asset sales over the past five years, the Sunday Indepen(...)

Helena Morrissey: “We want sustainable change in business culture – not the appearance of change.” photograph: brenda fitzsimons

If Sheryl Sandberg’s treatise to women is to Lean In to their careers, Helena Morrissey has a somewhat different piece of advice for women looking to (...)

Interest charges on the hotel’s property loans resulted in a small after-tax loss for Landmark Investment Company, the Merrion Hotel’s parent entity. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hotel Merrion, the operating company behind the five-star Dublin hotel co-owned by ESB chairman Lochlann Quinn and billionaire industrialist Martin Na(...)

“This year is our busiest year since we opened 33 years ago.” Photograph: Frank Miller 15.1.04

It is a sign the economy is on the rebound when the manager of one of Ireland’s most celebrated restaurants says it is enjoying its busiest year si(...)

A  Bord na Mona  peat powered Power station in Co Offaly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Despite the weight of conventional wisdom to the contrary, issues can and do move at high speed within the public sector. On Monday morning, the Na(...)

John Morrissey, comissionaire at the Merrion Hotel Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / Irish Times

The hotel group that co-owns the luxury five-star Merrion hotel in Dublin last year sustained an 18 per cent drop in pre-tax profits to £2 million (€2(...)

Helena Morrissey: the chief executive of Newton Investment Management said the Republic lags behind the UK, with female participation on the boards of the top 25 companies at just 13 per cent.

A new group launched in Dublin last night will work towards increasing female participation on the boards of Ireland’s top 25 companies to 30 per cent(...)

ESB has released its annual report for 2013 which show the State-owned energy group boosted its after-tax profits by €80 million to €415 million

ESB has released its annual report for 2013 which show the State-owned energy group boosted its after-tax profits by €80 million to €415 millio(...)

ESB invested €825 million over the year in capital projects, with more than €650 million poured into Irish infrastructure

ESB’s after-tax profit rose by €80 million last year as the company cut back on staff costs and increased its revenue. (...)

A member of Christie’s staff looks at Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucien Freud in London prior to its sale. Photograph: Peter MacDiarmid/Getty Images

Following the art auction results at Christie’s and Sotheby’s can feel like watching the Olympics before the clampdown on illegal drugs. It’s no fun, (...)