Retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell with his son Blake and daughter Alexandra. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The family of retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell, the Gorse Hill one, were in court again this week. The official overseeing his bankruptcy secured per(...)

Deirdre Foley: too much sodium in your diet causes headaches?

D2 Property Management, a troubled company linked to the Clerys buyer and closer, Deirdre Foley, is due to be wound up in September next year, accordi(...)

Dermot Desmond: has invested €350,000 in Story of the Irish for a stake of about 25 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dermot Desmond, the globe-trotting financier and founder of Daon, has pitched up as an investor in a new live-action tourism exhibit in Dublin. In Jul(...)

Paul Stenson: proprietor of publicity hungry Charleville Lodge

Paul Stenson, the charmless proprietor of publicity-hungry north Dublin hotel Charleville Lodge, got some more media attention this week with yet anot(...)

Brian Moynihan: ancestors emigrated to the US in the 1850s

It looks like Denis O’Brien will unfortunately have to wait another year for entry, but the annual Wall Street 50 list, compiled by Niall O’Dowd’s Iri(...)

Screengrab from Tughans’ website
The new pink

Tughans, the Belfast law firm at the centre of the Project Eagle/Cerberus shenanigans currently being played out in the North and in Dublin, has revam(...)

Web Summit: off to sunny Lisbon.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times
A 360 summit view

Seeing as the Web Summit is rolling out of town after the 2015 event next month, businesses may as well jump aboard while they have the chance. PR360,(...)

 At the launch of the 2015 UCD International Ladies GAA Jersey are Doris Obialor and Ryan Wylie, watched by Jack McCaffrey and members of the UCD Ladies Football team, from left, Bethan Murphy Hand, Bo Zhang, Jasmine Ziabek, Claire O’Neill, Agata Blasiak, Precious Nwafor, Vicki Pesti and Doyinsola Ishola. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

ESB International, the State energy company’s consulting arm, is a big supporter of GAA sports teams. This is no big surprise when you consider that i(...)

Dermot Desmond: largest shareholder in Glasgow Celtic football club.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne
The Brit club

You’d want the proverbial pair of steel ones to bet against Dermot Desmond, who is worth roughly the same as the GDP of the entire nation of Belize ($(...)

Conor McCarthy, director of Investec Corporate Finance, and Ranulph Fiennes: McCarthy had asked Fiennes to come to Dublin to give a talk to Investec’s staff and clients when they were competing in the Marathon des Sables. Photograph: Iain White /Fennell Photography

Regular readers might recall that, in April, we reported on the “mid-life crisis” fitness exertions of Investec Corporate Finance director Conor McCar(...)