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(...)

Taxman-turned-financier Derek Quinlan, who in 2004 built a consortium of (mostly) wealthy Irish individuals to buy four of London’s fanciest hotels. Photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg News.

A two-line statement issued yesterday brought to an end the toxic and multilayered row that has been encircling three of London’s most plush hotels si(...)

Johnny Ronan was one of the highest profile developers during the property boom that ultimately led to the Republic’s financial crash in 2008.

US firm Colony Capital and UK-based M&G Investments are funding developer Johnny Ronan’s exit from the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).Ron(...)

Paddy McKillen is a shareholder in the group which includes Claridge’s, the Connaught and the Berkley in London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Police in Dubai have recently launched an investigation concerning the Maybourne Hotel group after receiving a complaint alleging that confidential f(...)

‘Most of the money raised is spent within the US and the most important advantage Friends of Sinn Féin offers the party is in building a network of support that could influence US policy towards Ireland in the future.’  Above, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

If you want to watch an Irish-American’s eyes glaze over, start telling them what a nefarious influence Sinn Féin represents in the Irish body politic(...)

Denis O’Brien: put up $750,000 with Paddy McKillen to help the  SDLP after New York dinner. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The SDLP has a registered agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Thomas P O’Neill III, son of the former US Speaker, the late Tip O’Neill, i(...)

Belfast developer Paddy McKillen: an Abu Dhabi fund has indicated it would be willing to settle for a majority stake in the Maybourne hotel group, with Mr McKillen holding a minority interest – an acceptance the Irishman is not prepared to leave the scene. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A €2 billion offer for a group of London hotels cannot go ahead without the permission of Irish property developer Paddy McKillen.The Abu Dhabi Inve(...)

Anglo’s former headquarters: special liquidators have completed 70 loan portfolio sales in Ireland, the UK and the US, repaying €13 billion to the State. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The special liquidators of Anglo Irish Bank now only have loans with a face value of less than €500 million remaining to be sold in what has been the(...)

Derek Quinlan:  His biggest remaining debt relates to his shareholding in the Irish Glass Bottle site, which Nama is expected to sell next year as development land prices in Dublin rally. Photograph  Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Financier Derek Quinlan is close to completing the final disposal of his remaining assets in the National Asset Management Agency (Nama), a move th(...)

The new H&M store will open on to College Green and Andrew Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin’s Grafton Street shopping precinct is set to get a major boost from December 18th when fashion giant H&M opens a flagship store with its m(...)