“One can’t deny that things are improving, but I see at least another 18 months before we see a sustained level of growth in retail.” Conor Whelan at Eason’s flagship store on O’Connell Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

On a side table of an office on the top floor of Eason & Son, the 127-year-old grand dame of Irish books-to-stationery retailing, is a collection (...)

A shopper in Eason on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Retail revenue in its core market was down 5.6 per cent. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish-owned book and stationery retailer Eason & Son has recorded a net profit after tax of €2.3 million in its financial year to January 2014, c(...)

Waterford has established itself as a suitable base for pharmaceutical manufacturing following the success of Genzyme.

The IDA is in talks with a major international pharmaceutical about making an investment of between €500 million and €1 billion in Waterford. The tal(...)

John Flynn: to argue that Breccia moved against his company too quickly and without proper regard to the underlying loan documentation. Photograph: Collins

Developer John Flynn has appointed legal advisers to challenge within days an attempt by beef baron Larry Goodman to seize control of Mr Flynn’s 8 (...)

Sian Townsend worked at Google in user research developing the first contactless mobile wallet to allow users buy items using their phones. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Blake/Files

Irish software firm Intercom, which raised $23 million (€16.8 million) in new funding in January, has hired Google veteran Sian Townsend as director (...)

President Barack Obama wearing the Game Golf device on his waist while golfing on Martha’s Vineyard last week. Photograph: Matthew Healey/Pool/Bloomberg

US president Barack Obama has started to improve his golf game using a wearable device created by an Irish tech start-up. Mr Obama, who is on h(...)

Developer Michael O Flynn: “I didn’t want to be put into this position ever. I just want to go back to doing my business,” he said outside the High Court. Photograph: Collins

Developer Michael O’Flynn said he was “vindicated” yesterday when he won back control of his €1.1 billion O’Flynn Group by removing an interim examin(...)

Property developer  Michael O’Flynn speaking  outside the High Court yesterday after it ruled that Carbon Finance, the subsidiary of US investment giant Blackstone, was not entitled to appoint receivers over companies in the O’Flynn group. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland 2:45

Michael O’Flynn was in conciliatory form when he emerged from the High Court about 2.30pm yesterday. He was pleased he had won his case hands down aga(...)

Developer Michael O Flynn said  he was ‘extremely disappointed’ to have had to go to court at all to defend his position

Cork developer Michael O’Flynn said outside the High Court just after lunchtime that he is “back to business” until a full trial takes place in Octobe(...)

Greenore port in Co Louth is located next to the Dublin-Belfast economic corridor, so it is capable of servicing both cities, meaning its new owner will be watched out for closely by Irish exporters. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Burke Shipping Group, the principal operating subsidiary of the family-owned Doyle Group, has emerged as a bidder in the final stages of the race f(...)