“I know my way around the Far East very well. I have yet to be beaten on a request,” says Seamus Greaney

Rings for Halloween bracks and giveaway toys in cereal packets are all in a day’s work for Seamus Greaney who has been buying and selling promotional (...)

Supermacs boss, Pat McDonagh (above) confirmed this week that the withdrawal of the Australian tradmark application is purely tactical and that a fresh revised application will be lodged in the next two months.

Supermacs has withdrawn its application to register its brand in Australia in the latest twist in its brand war with fast food giant McDonalds. At t(...)

Led by chief executive Pat Crean (left) and founder Greg Kavanagh, New Generation Homes has spent more than €300 million buying development sites in Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

When he arrived on the property market five years ago at the trough of the recession, New Generation Homes founder Greg Kavanagh attracted plenty of a(...)

Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club in Maynooth, Co Kildare: bought by the Comer Group for €10.5 million

A portfolio of seven hotels first offered for sale in January has sold for over €35 million. The so-called “Crystal Collection” included the Glenroyal(...)

Supermac’s operate over 100 outlets in Ireland and wants to expand in mainland Europe

Supermac’s have stepped up their battle with McDonald’s to have their company name registered across Europe with managing director Pat McDonagh person(...)

Donal Molloy, MD, Molloy Environmental Systems

Molloy Environmental Systems, which is based in Co Offaly, employs 18 people and has a 25-year track record in wastewater treatment systems. What i(...)

The largest deal in Q1 was the purchase by JP McManus of the five-star Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in Co Limerick for €31.5 million – significantly above the asking price of €25 million

The latest review of the hotel market from DTZ says that €126 million worth of hotels were transacted in the first quarter of this year, up 37 per cen(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Spokesmen for 1st Independent Mayo, based in the Taoiseach’s political base, has said the campaign aims to promote community-based politics across the State. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Campaigners for a new type of community-based political representation in Mayo say their template could apply to any constituency across the State.The(...)

 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 (...)