Vincent Browne: justified his world view by referring to conversations he had with a businessman “with his finger on the pulse”.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There was an abundance of ire in a blog posting this week by Isme, the small and medium enterprise lobby group, chastising the broadcaster and columni(...)

Stephen Glancey: C&C boss.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Anybody who has ever drunk a flagon too many of cider will confirm that the stuff can indeed make you chippy, if you’re not careful with it. So it’s n(...)

Electric Picnic: three-day event. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Three, the mobile phone company that last year swallowed up bigger rival O2, really does take its name seriously when it comes to sponsorships. It is (...)

Monster, the Real Madrid to Indeed.com’s Barcelona, has come on board as a sponsor of National Employment Week.

There is sure to be a little extra spice in the rivalry between the two behemoth online jobs sites, Indeed. com and Monster, following National Employ(...)

Irish pubs: due to be snapped up by  US investment houses

Ulster Bank is expected shortly to bring to market its Project Coney portfolio of assorted commercial loans, which is thought to include about 70 pub(...)

Ciarán Fitzgerald will be presented with an outstanding contribution to rugby award. Photograph: Alan Betson

Haven, the Haiti-focused charity founded by Digicel director Leslie Buckley, will host its annual Six Nations-themed fundraiser in the Shelbourne hote(...)

Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street, Dublin 2: it is  closing for six months for a major overhaul. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Those of you who have been lamenting the future of the iconic Bewley’s cafe on Dublin’s Grafton Street should relax, put the kettle on and take a load(...)

Pat Doherty of Harcourt Developments: developer says it is on course to exit Nama in 2016. Photograph: Arthur Allison.

Pat Doherty’s Harcourt Developments, which this week made the chief executive of its Titanic Quarter in Belfast redundant, has also executed a Byzanti(...)

Dalton Philips:  possesses an abundance of  exquisite taste.

Here’s another instalment in our series of snoops inside the for-sale houses of Irish business glitterati.Dalton Philips, the retailer who this week l(...)

The Royal College of Physicians is the battleground next Wednesday in one of the more intriguing corporate battles of recent times, when Worldview Cap(...)