Jonathan Irwin, founder and chief executive of the Jack & Jill foundation. Photograph: Frank Miller

The trouble with living a packed life is that at least some of the things that happen along the way will be unpleasant. It’s something Jonathan Irwin (...)

Viva is understood to be eyeing opportunities in Costa Rica, Peru and Ecuador

Viva, the airline brand backed by the family of the late Tony Ryan is embarking on a major expansion drive in Central and South America. The group, w(...)

Jason Colbert of ‘Bitesize’. Cork City. Pics: Emma Jervis

Gourmet canapé company, Bitesize, was set up by Jason Colbert and Lynda O’Riordan in 2005. It is based in Midleton in east Cork, where it employs 12 p(...)

‘A Nightingale Falling’: a film set during the War of Independence, featuring Tara Breathnach, Gerard McCarthy and Muireann Bird.

A Nightingale Falling, a new movie about the Irish War of Independence co-financed by veteran aviation businessman Gerry Burke, has signed up 7&(...)

Frontline Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund, has raised €40 million in its maiden funding round. The Dublin- and London-based software-onl(...)

There are now nine houses in Lyons Village as well as 14 suites concealed in a newly developed coach house in the Georgian village which was reinvented by the Ryanair founder, the late Tony Ryan, alongside his Lyons estate near Newcastle, Co Kildare

A classical Georgian village reinvented by the Ryanair founder, the late Tony Ryan, alongside his Lyons estate near Newcastle, Co Kildare, is expected(...)

Lyons Estate: €30 million

The first daffodils and the lengthening days herald the arrival to the market of stately country manors with woodland settings and pleasure grounds(...)

Roberto Alcantara, CEO IAMSA and Chairman of Viva Aerobus, with Carlos Sanchez Pavon, Head of ProMexico United Kingdom, at yesterday’s conference

The chairman of VivaAerobus, a Mexican low fares airline backed by the Ryan family, said in Dublin yesterday that he would like to expand the business(...)

Frank Flannery (above)  was appointed chairman of the Forum on  Philanthropy by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some members of the Government-appointed Forum on Philanthropy expressed concern about an initiative led by its chairma(...)

In pensive mood: Michael Smurfit, from his autobiography A Life Worth Living

Two months after Michael Smurfit was born, on August 7th, 1936, his father John Jefferson Smurfit set up shop as a tailor. Born a Protes(...)