Davy: recent €15.5 million equity injection

Those venerable stockbrokers over at Davy certainly know how to give a poor business hack an aneurysm. It filed some paperwork at the Companies Regis(...)

Michael Smurfit: reported to have been seen having dinner on Caribbean island.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was a good week for Tony Smurfit, the chief executive of paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa, who got to present a stellar set of results on We(...)

Tim Kinsella: replacing Laurie Mannix, who ran MKC as managing director for the last seven years. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

There has been a change among the officer class at MKC Communications, the Dublin PR firm that acts for blue-chip clients such as Google, Virgin Media(...)

Bellinter House: Jay Bourke recently got the keys back after its operating company, DCM Hotels, vacated the premises in early January

Jay Bourke, the high-profile restaurateur and bar owner, mostly tries to keep his head down these days after an interesting couple of years. And he mo(...)

There is talk doing the rounds that Dunnes was among the potential buyers who were interested in the Avoca Handweavers chain that was eventually bought by Aramark for more than €60 million

Dunnes Stores appears to be starting 2016 the same way it finished 2015: limbering up for legal battles with its landlords. Michael Cotter’s Killiney(...)

Dermot Breen: is back on the water in April for the seventh and eighth legs of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Tesco Ireland director and corporate affairs chief Dermot Breen is back on dry land for the time being after completing two legs of the Clipper(...)

 Rich Ricci after sending out Faugheen to win the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown Racecourse, Co Dublin. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Rich Ricci, the gloriously-named former investment banker now prominent in the Irish racing scene, was formally unveiled last week as the new executiv(...)

Leonard Ponzi: will run Reputation Inc’s New York office.

Yet another Irish-linked communications consultancy is heading stateside. Reputation Inc, the British and Irish agency founded by former Edelman Irela(...)

Former Clerys directors have sold Ben Sherman’s retail operation, putting up to 100 jobs on notice in its stores and at head office. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

I see Rafael Klotz and Malcolm MacAulay, the two Gordon Brothers executives who sold the now shuttered Clerys department store to Natrium, are keeping(...)

Clerys: liquidated last June.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Cheyne Capital, the London hedge fund that gave the developer Deirdre Foley the financial welly for her €29 million Natrium buyout of Clerys, has chan(...)