“The only way you achieve growth in broadcasting is by investing in content,” says TV3 chief executive David McRedmond. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

When Doughty Hanson bought TV3 in 2006, nobody ever expected that in 2015 it would still be its owner. This was a private equity play. The idea was t(...)

John Murray: gags and mischief on the last week of the show.  Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Much as a leopard can’t change its spots, so it often seems that Sean O’Rourke is unable to shake off his years as a hard-bitten, relentlessly confron(...)

 The trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials continues   at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Monies were transferred from accounts connected to the former head of Anglo Irish Bank, Sean FitzPatrick, into a staff loan account for a few days at (...)

 Denis O’Brien. File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien’s legal action over speeches made in the Dail in relation to his banking affairs with Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has been (...)

Mr Justice Daniel O’Keeffe: chairing the Commission of Investigation into IBRC.

That getting on for half of IBRC’s borrowers were paying an interest rate of less than 2 per cent seems extraordinary. It is grist to the mill of thos(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on finance Michael McGrath on the plinth at Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

IBRC’s commercial loan book carried exceptionally low rates of interest on borrowings when the special liquidator was appointed to the bad bank, new (...)

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 (...)

Central Bank of Ireland chief Patrick Honohan said by September 2008, more than 90 per cent of the costs of the boom and bust had “become unavoidable”. File photograph: Getty Images

We should be used to them by now, but the figures relating to the Irish banking and economic crash still have the power to shock. At the Oireachtas Ba(...)

The Liberty Insurance offices in Cavan. About 115 jobs are to go at the group’s operation there. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

  Liberty Insurance will be loss making for at least the next couple of years as it attempts to put its business in Ireland on a sustainab(...)

Shane O’Brien (29) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to theft from IBRC on dates between November 2011 and July 2013, after he alerted his superiors to the theft. Photograph: Court Collins.

A Westmeath resident who alerted his employers to the fact that he had stolen more than €2,000 from clients who were in mortgage arrears has avoided a(...)