Denis O’Brien: there is speculation that Digicel may be preparing to sell the vestiges of its business in the emerging economy of Myanmar, or Burma if you have an old-school colonial bent.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It may seem to regular readers that we are obsessed by Denis O’Brien’s Caribbean telco Digicel around these parts, given the frequency with which we c(...)

Willie Walsh: IAG chief gave a wide-ranging talk on aviation issues, including IAG’s proposed €1.36 billion offer for Aer Lingus during lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel. Then he got down to the big bucks. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It sounds like IAG chief executive Willie Walsh was in flying form at a lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday, hosted by the Leinster b(...)

Sam Neill in  Jurassic Park:  did his bit last week to boost the profile of a small Irish wine business

Sam Neill, the Tyrone-born, New Zealand-raised actor of Jurassic Park fame, did his bit last week to boost the profile of a small Irish wine business.(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: is as mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is as mad as hell and he’s not going to take it any more. It emerged this week he has given the banks “weeks” to (...)

Gerry Barrett:  Nama’s portfolio of the Galway developer’s loans is called Project Maeve

Irish bankers in recent years have been been coming up with James Bond-like code names for the portfolios of loans being sold off. Some have a clear l(...)

Avoca managing director Simon Pratt says the family is “inundated” with buyout approaches, but that no decision has been made. Photograph: Pat Langan

The dance between the Pratt family, who own Avoca Handweavers, and Aramark, the listed US food service giant that is in the frame to buy it, goes on.A(...)

Amanda Pratt: no longer assisting the owners of Bewley’s cafe on Grafton St

Speaking of the family that owns Avoca, I hear Amanda Pratt, who once ran the fashion and design side of the business, in no longer assisting the owne(...)

Google’s David Sneddon, REI chairperson Oonagh O’Hagan and Harvey Norman chief executive Blaine Callard at the Retail Excellence Ireland ‘Retail Retreat’ in Carton House, Maynooth

More than 500 retailers from across the country gathered on Tuesday and Wednesday in the plush surroundings of the Carton House Hotel in Kildare for t(...)

Grexit risk is rising. Brexit risk is rising. These are not great times for Europe’s ever-closer union. But it’s not all gloom. European brewers are o(...)

Heineken’s newly launched Orchard Thieves cider brand: building a profile.

Bulmers/Magners cidermaker C&C released its annual results this week, which showed its home market of Ireland is making it plenty of cash.Bulmers’(...)