Tee time: Tiger Woods at Mount Juliet Golf Club, one of Tetrarch portfolio’s three hotels with associated golf courses. photograph: laurence griffiths/getty images

Bernard Gibbons, the long-serving former manager of Powerscourt Golf Club, who retired from the club last month after 18 years, is back out of retirem(...)

The ‘Economist’ badly mis-stated the odds Paddy Power offered on Hillary Clinton’s US preidency campaign. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There’s hardly a race around on which Paddy Power wouldn’t offer odds and the next American presidential election is no different. But the “Irish book(...)

Kevin Michael Vickers, Canadian ambassador of Canada to Ireland; Noel Creedon, chief executive of iNua Partnership; and Robert Kearns, chairman of Ireland Park Foundation. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Irish emigré Robert G Kearns has prospered in his adopted home of Toronto, building an insurance business over the 35 years since departing Ireland. K(...)

Announcing grand tours of Ireland aboard ‘Lelmond Grand Hibernian’: Matt Jones, steward of the ‘Grand Hibernian’; Irish Rail chief executive David Franks; Belmond president and chief executive John Scott, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport  Michael Ring; and Thomas Legg of the ‘Grand Hibernian’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Plans announced this week by Belmond Ltd to launch luxury train holidays in Ireland from August 2016, from €3,160 per person for a two-night clicke(...)

Digicel founder Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish have really made their mark on the Caribbean telecommunications scene, and not just in Denis O’Brien’s Digicel.Niall Sheehy, a UCC graduate (...)

Sam Roch-Perks, a Cork property investor-turned renewable energy promoter, whose company plans to develop a huge wave energy farm off the Cornwall coa(...)

Kieran Wallace of KPMG: surely Wallace wasn’t having a blue with Michael McAteer of Grant Thornton, the Quinn Insurance administrator and the only accountant in the country who could rival Wallace for high profile insolvency appointments? Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It could have been as big as Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman, a proper rumble in the Irish accounting jungle. Alas, the fight of the year is off, a(...)

Connecticut governer Dan Malloy is encouraging Aer Lingus with a $5 million loss guarantee if the airline opens a transatlantic route to the state. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Dan Malloy, the Connecticut state governor who is trying to tempt Aer Lingus to open a direct transatlantic route to Hartford county’s Bradley airport(...)

Janet Yellen, chairperson of the US Federal Reserve. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Has somebody slipped something funny into the water coolers at Dublin’s brokerages recently? Last week, Goodbody Stockbrokers got itself all tongue-ti(...)

NCI chairman Denis O’Brien: directors’ report warns of reduction in cash from the Higher Education Authority’s Springboard programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Accounts were filed this week for the National College of Ireland (NCI), the third-level institution chaired by Denis O’Brien. His fellow directors in(...)