Pat McDonagh: highly unlikely to ever open any Supermac’s outlets on the continent.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Spring hasn’t yet properly started and the award for Marketer of the Year is surely already settled. They may as well just hand the gong over now to P(...)

The Supermac’s  chain is understood to be looking at opportunities to open restuarants in Britain.

and The global fast-food giant McDonald’s, which is embroiled in a European trademark row with Supermac’s, contacted advisers of the Irish company (...)

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Three years ago when the bottom of the falling property market seemed unfathomable, two young brothers from Arklow began buying sites for developme(...)

Diarmuid Connolly scores a goal against Ballyboden St Enda’s in the semi-final in Parnell Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

THERE HAS been a greater tendency recently for clubs to challenge annually in the provincial and All-Ireland club championships but it’s still a huge (...)

Daithí O’Connor and Pat McDonagh: health venture

Businessman Pat McDonagh, who owns the Supermac’s fast food chain, has acquired a 10 per cent stake in the Galway Natural Health Sales Company Ltd, wh(...)

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(...)

Protesters march to Eyre Square, Galway in protest at the  EU ban on turf cutting. Photograph: Joe Travers

A group of protesters carrying placards and banners staged a peaceful protest near the steps of Galway Courthouse yesterday in support of four men who(...)