“I didn’t exactly have good role models growing up, did I? A father who made his fortune from bribing county councillors to let him build thousands of houses on a flood plain. And a godfather who got me work experience burning the evidence in an oil drum with a loaded gun pointed at my head.”

The old man asks me for my thoughts on the budget – like it affects me somehow? “What budget?” I go. He points an unlit cigor at me and laughs. “A w(...)

Paul Howard with the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly statue in Dublin city centre. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

1. Where Ross Doesn’t Drink Heineken (1998) It all started in the autumn of 1997. I was in the Sunday Tribune newsroom one Friday evening talking to (...)

A shooting incident involving a garda occurred near the junction of Portobello Road and Kingsland Parade, Portobello, Dublin 8 (above). File photograph: Google Street View

An off-duty detective who shot and injured a man in Dublin last month is the subject of a criminal investigation by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commi(...)

Illustration  of 5 Earlsfort Terrace once its €20m refurbishment has been completed next year

Irish property investment group Iput plc plans to spend €20 million refurbishing the former offices of law firm Arthur Cox at 5 Earlsfort Terrace, Du(...)

Bob Etchingham, CEO of  Applegreen; the company is expected to post strong results this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Monday Results: Associated British Foods, Manchester Utd. Indicators: US consumer inflation expectations (Aug). Meetings: Creditors meeting of N(...)

The five-star Conrad Hotel  arguably offered the best deal: €270 for a Saturday night

Yet again Dublin hotel prices have been shown to be rising substantially. The annual Crowe Horwath hotel industry survey shows the average room rates (...)

Grafton Group CEO Gavin Slark: shareholders will be looking forward to the details of Grafton Group’s first-half performance this week following very positive indications. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

MONDAY Indicators: Irish retail sales (July); euro zone loan growth (July) TUESDAY Results: Datalex Indicators: Irish overseas travel (May-July);(...)

Dublin’s Conrad Hotel. File photograph: Frank Miller

Staff at one of Dublin’s top hotels were threatened with knives by three men in balaclavas during a robbery in the early hours of Wednesday morning. (...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly pictured in his chambers

The President of the High Court has strongly criticised the Government over its moves to reform how judges are appointed, describing the proposals as (...)

Dolmen House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, just off St Stephen’s Green

Irish law firm Arthur Cox is to sell an office block it owns at Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin 2 after moving to a newly built headquarters at the juncti(...)