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(...)

Alastair McCaig:  year of major volatility

The Irish branch of IG, the spread betting and financial trading firm, brought over Alastair McCaig, its top market analyst and media boffin, to Dubli(...)

I’m not sure what Rosie the Riveter is planning to do with her fist, but Ecocem’s executives should probably stay out of her way

Irish “green” cement company Ecocem is finding out just how hippyish those sun-soaked Californian folk can be following the emergence of some rather a(...)

Barry Napier:  high-profile investor

There is a bit of a row brewing over at Cubic Telecom, high-profile investor Barry Napier’s mobile technology company, backed by Audi and Qualcomm. (...)

Sean Aylward:  lobbied for Honorable Society of King’s Inns

There has been some private wailing and gnashing of teeth from some professional lobbyists in Ireland, following last week’s bursting into life of the(...)

Jamie Heaslip: has a finger in many different commercial pies. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster and Ireland rugby star Jamie Heaslip, who was this week appointed vice-captain of the international squad ahead of the Six Nations, has also (...)