Noel Smyth: said it is imperative that sites controlled by the National Asset Management Agency are not offered into the market without clear and unequivocal commitments from those agreeing to purchase them. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Private-equity and buyout funds that acquire development land should be regulated to preventing them from hoarding it, according to property develo(...)

Four Courts: where the fallout from the Celtic Tiger glory days is still being played out

Eight years on, the fallout from the glory days still envelops the Four Courts, where developers, banks and solicitors are taking daily chunks out of (...)

The Irish Bank Resolution Corporation and Ulster Bank took control of Arnotts in 2010 when they wrote off loans related to the ill-fated Northern Quarter property development

The Competition Authority has given its blessing to the acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in Dublin department store Arnotts by Fitzwilliam Finance P(...)

Solicitor and property player Noel Smyth controls Fitzwilliam Real Estate Capital. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam is taking on Ires Reit and a syndicate comprising Kennedy Wilson, Deutsche Bank and Oak Tree Capital in the final leg of a(...)

PJ Mansfield, son of Jim (third from right)  at the funeral of businessman, Jim Mansfield at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saggart this morningh. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The property developer and hotelier Jim Mansfield was remembered at his funeral today as “a unique and special patriarch who will always be remembered(...)

Property developer Jim Mansfield, who died on Wednesday – he had been ill for some time and had suffered from Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) in recent years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Jim Mansfield was a great, great character,” Noel Smyth, the former solicitor and long- term adviser to the late businessman, recalled yesterday. Th(...)

Businessman Jim Mansfield who died on Wednesday at the age of 75. Photograph: Collins

Businessman Jim Mansfield died yesterday at the age of 75. Mr Mansfield, who estimated his own fortune at €1.7 billion in 2007, is best known as the f(...)

In the €9 billion grocery trade, the two big stories of 2013 were the alarming fall-off in Tesco’s Irish sales, and the relentless onwards march of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The retail sector was the laggard of the Irish economy in 2013. Consumer sentiment may have risen to a five-year high on the back of the nascent econo(...)

Apollo Global Management is understood to be in final negotiations to acquire the debt at a price said to be about 40 cent in the euro of the face value of Arnott’s debt.

A private equity investor is close to acquiring a €230 million group of loans owed by Arnotts, the leading Dublin department store, to IBRC, the forme(...)

A €230 million group of loans owed by Arnotts, the leading Dublin department store, is to be sold to Fitzwilliam Finance Partners Investment Ltd. Photograph: Alan Betson

KPMG, the special liquidators of IBRC, the former Anglo Irish Bank, are on the brink of selling the loans of some of the best-known names in Irish bus(...)