Noel Smyth: “Any funds who have purchased lands in Ireland again should be encouraged, incentivised and forced in every way possible to ensure that these lands are utilised for the purpose for which they were zoned.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Time

Vulture funds that have bought development land from the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) should be forced to build houses on those sites quick(...)

 Tim Jeans: he joined Stobart as a non-executive chairman two years ago. File photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Stobart Air chairman, Tim Jeans, has left the airline amid growing speculation about its future. Tim Jeans, who took over as chairman at the Aer Ling(...)

Alan Walsh, chief executive of  One51  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Manufacturing group One51 may miss out on a number of takeover deals after being forced to shelve its proposed launch on the stock exchange, according(...)

Kerry Group’s chief executive Stan McCarthy delivers a results presentation for the company Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has dropped its Supreme Court challenge to Kerry Group’s takeover of Breeo Foods, seven year(...)

The deal’s biggest beneficiary is likely to be Steripack founder and chief executive, Garry Moore, who owned 54 per cent of the group according to the company’s most recent accounts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Barry Moore and Aidan O’Brien held about 18 per cent between them. The accounts, which cover the 12(...)

Accountant Alan Hynes:  was recently barred from the Institute of Chartered Accountants following complaints from investors who lost more than €18 million on his property ventures. Photograph: Eric Luke

Disgraced accountant Alan Hynes faces a High Court battle with US bank Goldman Sachs next month over a €7.5 million debt. Mr Hynes was recently barr(...)

Helicopters at  the Cheltenham Racing Festival:  Waypoint’s   fleet is made up of more than 125 craft operating in 26 countries. Photograph: Alan Betson

Waypoint Leasing, the helicopter financing specialist partly owned by the Soros family, has agreed a $100 million (€88 million) term loan with Lombar(...)

Pilots’ unions on both sides of the Atlantic accuse Norwegian Air International of using Ireland as a flag of convenience to hire cheap labour

European pilots have vowed to continue to challenge a US decision to grant an Irish-based airline a licence to fly there on the grounds that it will (...)

Gary McGann: he took over as chairman of the €10bn  betting group when it was formed through a merger of Paddy Power and Betfair in February

Paddy Power Betfair will pay chairman Gary McGann €450,000 this year, making him one of the best-paid non-executives at an Irish plc. Mr McGann too(...)

Andy McCue: took over as chief executive at the beginning of 2015 and became chief operations officer of the enlarged Paddy Power Betfair group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Paddy Power paid former chief executive Andy McCue more than €3.7 million in salary, benefits and shares in 2015, according to the bookmaker’s annual (...)