Michael McAteer: appointed with Paul McCann  as joint administrators of Quinn Insurance in 2010. Photograph: David Sleator

The administrators of Quinn Insurance paid out €175 million last year in claims against policies underwritten by the company formerly controlled by b(...)

Grant Thornton managing partner Paul McCann said that the merger will “serve to increase competition within the larger Irish firms, particularly in the areas of audit and taxation, as well as the growing market for corporate finance advisory services”. Photograph: Patrick O’Leary

Accountants Grant Thornton and RSM Farrell Grant Sparks are set to merge in a link-up that will see them threaten the profession’s dominant big four. (...)

Ed McCann joined Independent News and Media in 2003

Ed McCann has been appointed as the new group managing editor of Independent News and Media in place of Michael Denieffe, who is retiring after 45 yea(...)

John Hennessy (standing) with from left; Dermot Crowley, Margaret Sweeney, Sean McKeon, Pat McCann, Robert Dix and Alf Smiddy at the Dalata Hotel Group meeting. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Chief executive of the Dalata hotel group Pat McCann said it may buy about 10 more hotels in Ireland, after its shareholders yesterday rubber-stamped(...)

Gary McGann, chief executive officer of Smurfit Kappa Group

Paper and packaging manufacturing group Smurfit Kappa Group has reported third quarter earnings of €302 million and said it expects full-year earni(...)

The rededication ceremony at Deansgrange.  Cemetery supervisor John McCann said the graves had been designed not to stand out as denoting military service in the war. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The graves of 63 Irishmen who fought in the first World War were rededicated yesterday in a service at Deansgrange Cemetery. The men, mostly Catholic(...)

HIgh Court asked to approve transfer of health policies to Luxembourg based insurance entity ‘iptiQ’, which has a branch in Ireland. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh, Irish Times

The joint administrators of Quinn Insurance Limited want the High Court to approve the transfer of 5000 health policies to a subsidiary of one of the (...)

Dalata, founded in 2007, plans to list on the junior markets in Dublin and London, according to sources

Irish hotel chain Dalata plans to raise as much as €200 million through an initial public offering next month, according to a person with know(...)

Gabriel Byrne addresses the New York audience

Actor Gabriel Byrne has spoken emotionally about the death of a friend in a Dublin hospital in an appeal for “simple and transformational changes” to (...)

File image from last year of Madeleine McCann’s parents Gerry and Kate McCann with a picture of what her daughter might look like years after her disappearance. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Pictures of men seen in and around the Portuguese town of Praia da Luz at the time of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance are to be released by British d(...)