Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: “I think he [Christoph Mueller] is recognised by some people in the media as being one of the best Aer Lingus CEOs ever, mind you that’s not setting the benchmark very high.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

If your name is Christoph Mueller, it is probably best to put the paper down now and go make yourself a cup of tea. Ryanair boss Michael O’Lear(...)

Michael Lavelle, the well-known Dublin legal eagle and property investor, is preparing to march his newly renamed firm, Lavelle Solicitors, from its c(...)

I hear the renewal of the former AIB Asset Managers (AIBIM) business, which the bank sold in 2012 to South African outfit Prescient, which promptly fl(...)

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Fore! The Smurfits appear to have have written down the value of the K Club golf resort in Straffan by €16.2 million to €67 million. Being a canny fin(...)

The Citywest Hotel in Dublin

As Brehon Capital Partners, now the proud owner of five Irish hotels, continues to expand in that sector, it has called upon the expertise of Adrian S(...)

Gordon D’Arcy: expanding his empire

Gordon D’Arcy, famed for his prowess at some oddball sport or other, hit the headlines recently when the Exchequer gastropub in which he has a stake (...)

Four Courts: where the fallout from the Celtic Tiger glory days is still being played out

Eight years on, the fallout from the glory days still envelops the Four Courts, where developers, banks and solicitors are taking daily chunks out of (...)

 PJ Mara: Voip providers, he snarled, were “parasites”. They were not genuine operators like Twitter or Facebook, who “have invested significant funds”.    Photograph: Frank Miller

If Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, who plays Nidge in Love/Hate, is looking for insight for his new RTÉ drama role as former Fianna Fáil spin doctor PJ Mara, he s(...)

Screengrab from that Énergie fitness ad: there are now 16 gyms operating on the island of Ireland under the umbrella of Énergie

There’s another big scary gym on the way. Perhaps the biggest of them all . . .Abbey Fitness and Wellness (AFW), Irish master franchisee of the Énergi(...)

David McCann: negotiated a “long-term-incentive award” of up to $3.5 million over the first two years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With some class of a statement expected today from Chiquita over its proposed banana-company merger with Fyffes, it is worth remembering what is on th(...)