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 (...)

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(...)