Emmet O’Neill: bought 10 per cent of Topaz, which, once it swallows Esso, will control nigh on a third of the Irish forecourts market

Emmet O’Neill, a nephew of Denis O’Brien who also happens to run the billionaire’s Topaz fuel station network, has snapped up a chunk of the business (...)

Golfer Paul McGinley:  “I am now no longer involved in the business.” Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Victorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has taken a mulligan following a premature suggestion last year by Clubstohire. com that the golfer had “in(...)

 Oisín Fanning: his Aim-listed San Leon Energy is to  ask shareholders to approve a £29 million (€40 million) placing. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

July 15th is the big day for Oisín Fanning’s Aim-listed San Leon Energy, when it asks shareholders to approve a £29 million (€40 million) placing to a(...)

Ethiopian Airlines: new Addis Ababa-Dublin-Los Angeles service

There was a right old Ethiopian hooley up at the Crowne Plaza hotel near Dublin airport last Saturday for the launch of Ethiopian Airlines’s new servi(...)

Michael Wilson:  oh-so-ebulliently fronted the launch. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

UTV Media’s warning during the week concerning the performance of its new UTV Ireland television station – the third in six months – deftly illustrate(...)

Lorraine Sweeney: “We also didn’t think we were dealing with vultures.”

When the clock stopped ticking for Clerys workers in such brutal fashion last Friday, it raised the hackles of one of Ireland’s most prominent small b(...)

Jay Bourke: publican finds himself in another legal dispute, this time with the operating company for Bellinter House. Photograph: Alan Betson

There appears to be some more trouble up at the mill for Jay Bourke, the suave but scrappy restaurateur and publican, who has had possibly more than h(...)

 Ireland’s football team:  continues to dole out nothing but heartbreak. Photograph: Reuters / Matthew Childs Livepic

The Ireland football team continues to dole out nothing but heartbreak and misery for supporters but at least we still have our accountants to keep th(...)

The proposed Navan commuter railway line only ever got as far as the M3 Parkway station slightly beyond Dunboyne, a good 34km from Navan

Irish company Cairn Homes is chugging along nicely in its first full week as a listed housebuilder having floated on the London stock exchange last we(...)

Wenceslas Square in Prague: commands some of the highest retail rents in the Czech Republic. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Speaking of Clerys, aside from D2’s Deirdre Foley, the main investor in the controversial buyout is Cheyne Capital Management, a UK firm. A Cheyne-bac(...)