“Oh, the chap has his critics,” he goes. “Alleging this, that and the other. But I always say to people, ‘Do you know the real reason why he’s such a bloody titan when it comes to business? Look at his hair, for heaven’s sakes!

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Former US president Bill Clinton speaking during the Forbes’ 2015 Philanthropy Summit Awards dinner in New York City last week. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Former US president Bill Clinton has insisted that criticism of his family’s charitable foundation is nothing more than “politicking” during an electi(...)

Larry Goodman: the Goodman Family Trust has an investment in a company set up to take part in a joint venture with West Star Exploration, in Oklahoma. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Goodman Family Trust has an investment in a UK-registered company that was to put $85 million (161.6 million at the time) in a shale-drilling ven(...)

Hillary  Clinton speaks at the sixth annual Women in the World Summit in New York on  April 23. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It is hardly Machiavellian to state that the strongest political candidate draws the fiercest attacks. The salvos being fired at 2016 presidential con(...)

The economic recovery and increasing numbers of overseas visitors has boosted business at the K Club

Revenues at the five-star K Club hotel and golf resort in Kildare, which is owned by Irish businessman Michael Smurfit, rose 10 per cent last year to(...)

Donald Keough: granted citizenship in 2007 in recognition of his generosity to Ireland and Irish causes

Donald Keough, who has died aged 87 in Atlanta, Georgia, was a notable exemplar of the rags-to-riches Irish-American story who became, in the late 20t(...)

Don Keough was a wonderful humanitarian, full of laughter and life, had an extraordinarily successful business career with Coca-Cola and then as chairman of boutique investment bank Allen & Company.
A tribute to Don Keough

The passing of Don Keough last week was a deeply sad event for me personally and also sad for Ireland, the country of his forebears to which he gave g(...)

“Overall, retail sales have turned a corner and are back on a growth path, although off a very low base”

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Gannon Properties is to begin construction in the second half of this year on a development of 88 townhouses and apartments on the site of the former Smurfit Paper Mills at Clonskeagh

Gannon Properties is to begin construction in the second half of this year on a development of 88 townhouses and apartments on the site of the former(...)

John Collison, co-founder of Stripe, speaking    during the  Web Summit at the RDS in  November. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

For the first time since the financial crash, it was harder this year to pick the losers than the winners. As well-known businesses toppled and entrep(...)