Blackrock group taps Datalex executive, Solas targets Nintendo and DPC overhaul needed

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Ciara O’ Brien advise how to sort our steaming and box set needs for Christmas.

Ciara O’ Brien advise how to sort our steaming and box set needs for Christmas.

 

Blackrock Healthcare Group, the umbrella company businessman Larry Goodman is forming for three of the best-known private hospitals in the State, has tapped a senior executive involved in the recent turnaround of Datalex to become its chief financial officer (CFO).

Niall O’Sullivan, who joined Dublin-listed Datalex as CFO in June 2019 as the Dublin-listed travel retail software group was reeling from an accounting scandal, said in September that he was leaving the company after being involved in a massive restructuring of the business. Joe Brennan has the details.

Karlin Lillington argues that its time that the Data Protection Commission had a complete overhaul.

More than three quarters of business leaders believe investment into their company’s digital transformation since the start of the pandemic will have a lasting positive impact on their organisation, but 43 per cent said they do not have the right digital services and technologies in place to deal with the reality of the new working environment. Ciara O’Brien reports.

Dublin-based patents company Solas OLED, which won an $80 million intellectual property battle with Samsung earlier this year, has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo. Charlie Taylor reports.

Cantillon finds Mercedes has been bruised by a brief alliance with Kingspan and that RTÉ got it right with Brendan O’Connor.

Emerging technologies can help reduce animal emissions without the need for big reductions in herds, writes Seán Duke.

Ciara O’ Brien advise how to sort our steaming and box set needs for Christmas and also reviews the Huawei Mateview GT monitor.

On our Inside Business podcast with Ciarán Hancock, Glenveagh Properties chief executive Stephen Garvey shares his views on the Government’s housing policy, central bank mortgage rules and why he believes the cost of retrofitting homes will be far higher than has been touted.

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