Senator Edward Kennedy giving a news conference about an immigration bill in Washington on May 16th, 2007. A new book about the late politician by his youngest son has provoked strife within the Kennedy family. Photograph: Jamie Rose/The New York Times

The real-life American soap opera that is The Kennedys continued this week with the latest episode being a very public row between immediate family me(...)

Ted Webb, Patrick Kennedy  and Ciaran Bolger at the Deal Drivers Ireland conference in Dublin. photograph: chris bellew/fennells

I hear Mergermarket assembled a high-powered coterie of corporate financiers, business executives and lawyers in the Shelbourne hotel on Thursday afte(...)

Glenn Murray celebrates after scoring the first goal for Crystal Palace as Manchester City’s Joe Hart appeals for offside recently. Photograph: Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett

We are approaching, as Alex Ferguson once charmingly described it, the nerve wracking “squeaky bum time” of the English football season. Half the Iris(...)

 Andy McCue,  chief executive, and Cormac McCarthy, chief financial officer, at the Paddy Power results  briefing  yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Paddy Power’s new chief executive, Andy McCue, signalled a change of direction for the listed bookmaker at his first annual results presentation yeste(...)

CRH recently announced the €6.5 billion acquisition of assets from Lafarge and Holcim. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

CRH, the building materials giant, has appointed UK- based former investment banker Lucinda Riches to its board. Ms Riches will take up her non-execut(...)

Only last June David Duffy had signed a permanent contract with AIB, having originally signed up in December 2011 on a fixed-term contract for three years

Last Friday evening, the directors of AIB were asked to dial into a conference call for word of an important announcement that the bank was going to m(...)

Paddy Power chief executive designate Andy McCue pictured with chairman Nigel Northridge

Bookmaker Paddy Power has appointed Andy McCue as chief executive designate of the company.Mr McCue, who has been with the company for eight years and(...)

Patrick Kennedy, chief executive of Paddy Power photographed at their HQ in Clonskeagh during their interim results. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Bookmaker Paddy Power is leaving its forecasts for its full- year performance unchanged despite a run of punter-friendly results that left first-half (...)

Staff at Paddy Power’s  office in Belfield Office Park, Dublin. The bookmaker revealed last month that almost 650,000 customers were affected by a data breach in 2010.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Jason Ferguson said the job was straightforward: buy a gambling company’s client data and flip it to a rival who could use the information to win new (...)

At close to six years, Mueller will be one of the longer serving Aer Lingus chief executives of the past two decades.

While it surprised quite a few people, Christoph Mueller’s decision to step down as chief executive of Aer Lingus next May is not seen as a result of (...)