Aer Arann Islands owner Pádraig Ó Céidigh said he was ‘devastated’ at the decision and said it represented a blow to the islands. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh, has agreed to meet an Aran Islands delegation next Tuesday over his decision to award the State’(...)

Joe McHugh: said Executive Helicopters Ltd had been selected as the “preferred tenderer” for the Aran Island air service contract for the next four years

Aer Arann Islands airline owner Pádraig Ó Céidigh has said he is “devastated” and “disappointed” at a Government decision to award the State’s air ser(...)

Pádraig Ó Céidigh: set to create 30 jobs with expansion of nursing home. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pádraig Ó Céidigh, who founded Aer Arann, plans to expand a nursing home he bought in Westmeath with €4 million of financing from Ulster Bank. The San(...)

Aer Arann’s majority shareholder is putting its corporate stamp on the regional carrier and from today is re-naming it Stobart Air, after the transport and logistics group that took over the bulk of its shares following the company’s examinership in 2010.

Aer Arann’s majority shareholder is putting its corporate stamp on the regional carrier and from today is re-naming it Stobart Air, after the t(...)

Patrick O’Brien: “I’ve had to beg and borrow but I feel proud of what I’ve achieved and I’m really optimistic about the future.”

Patrick O’Brien chose the name Green Juice to emphasise the Irishness of his juice and smoothies business. What is special about your business?We made(...)

Padráic O’Máille in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

An article in Forbes magazine in 1988 predicted that, because of advances in technology, we would all be working four day weeks in 25 years time, fini(...)

Edmond Harty, founder of Dairymaster, overall winner of last year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Four of these businesses – Datahug, Barracuda FX, Sugru and Sixteen South - which are finalists in the emerging category of the Ernst & Young E(...)

Siobhán and Noel Carroll and their children, Eimhin, Sophie and Noah. Photograph: Martina Regan

AOIBHE was a new year baby, born at 12.06am on January 1st, 2004. Her photo was on the front page of the Connacht (...)

From left: Jeremy Fitch of Invest Northern Ireland; Margaret Hearty of Intertrade Ireland; partner in charge of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year programme Frank O’Keeffe; and Pádraig Ó Céidigh, founder of Aer Arann and chairman of the judging panel. Photograph: Maxwells

Twenty-four businesses ranging from financial services and technology to agriculture and manufacturing are the finalists in this years Ernst &a(...)