‘Apprentice’ contestant Roisin Hogan: Karren Brady weighed in with magic verdict, ‘I like her style.’ Photograph: Jim Marks

She might not have survived this week’s penultimate episode without hearing the words “you’re fired”, but Irishwoman Roisin Hogan’s performance on the(...)

The Irish League of Credit Unions Headquarters on Mount Street in Dublin. The pre-2010 board oversight of Killorglin Credit Union appears to have been astoundingly poor, based upon the evidence presented to the High Court.  Photograph: Frank Miller

It is not the scale of the financial problems revealed on Thursday at Killorglin Credit Union (KCU) that is worrying: it only needed to raise €3.1 mil(...)

Things are finally moving in the North docks, an area that, with its cavernous half-built Anglo Irish Bank HQ, had become symbolic of Ireland’s bust.   Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The sale of Project Wave has been one of the most eagerly awaited of the last year. Having initially attracted attention from billionaire Denis O’Brie(...)

The ‘Red Rock’ gardaí from the TV3 soap opera, which will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8.30pm from January 7th.

Two warring factions. Rising tensions. Fierce battles. But enough about UTV versus TV3. Is the new soap opera Red Rock (above) any good? Yes, is the s(...)

Tom Moran at least has the consolation of retaining control of the Red Cow Hotel and pub, where it all started for him in the 1980s

It was a day of contrasting fortunes for two of Ireland’s biggest hotel groups. For Dalata, the proposed acquisition of nine Moran Bewley’s hotels for(...)

The Central Bank is correct to warn irish institutions over writing back loans.

The Irish banks stand accused of failing to provide correctly for their bad loans when the economy turned in 2007. The result was balance sheets that (...)

News that Intercontinental Hotels Group has signed a deal to hang its premier brand over  the Four Seasons in Ballsbridge is proof that Ireland is back in vogue. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

There has been a steady cranking up of activity in the property side of the hotel market, especially in Dublin, for close to two years. Many top hotel(...)

OECD director of tax Pascal Saint-Amans: wants a co-ordinated approach that is not detrimental to either government revenues or business investment. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The announcement by the UK government that it is introducing a 25 per cent so-called Google tax on “contrived arrangements” within multinationals was (...)

Topaz is acquiring a distribution business and a half share in a terminal in Dublin Port, where it already owns another

Topaz’s plunge for Esso Ireland looks like it will be the first big test for the newly minted Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).So(...)

Vodafone’s figures are not from a rebirth of its commercial verve but a change in the way its figures are reported

A case of so near and yet so far for Three Mobile, in its attempt to topple Vodafone as the number one mobile operator in Ireland when measured by cus(...)