Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home in Portlaoise has confirmed that three residents infected by Covid-19 have died. Photograph: PA

A nursing home in Co Laois battling a coronavirus outbreak has said three residents infected by the disease have died and a fourth has been hospitalis(...)

Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home in Co Laois. Photograph: Google Street View

A Co Laois nursing home has confirmed it is dealing with 31 coronavirus cases in one of the biggest outbreaks of the disease in a care facility since (...)

Under Level 3 restrictions, visits to nursing and care homes are suspended, aside from critical and compassionate reasons. Photograph: iStock

At least 45 further coronavirus cases were confirmed in nursing home residents in seven new outbreaks reported in the past week, the National Public H(...)

From left: Mark Sykes of BGF; Derek Mooney, founder of Action24; Aaron Mooney, chief executive of Action24; and Pat Maloney, a co-founder of Action24. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

State-backed venture capital firm BGF has invested €3.6 million to acquire a “significant minority stake” in Dublin-based security business Action24. (...)

Pictured (l-r) are Eoin Keary and Rahim Jina from Edgescan with Maedbh O’Driscoll and Leo Casey from BGF. Photograph: Fennell Photography.

State-backed venture capital firm BGF has invested €10.5 million in cybersecurity business Edgescan in return for a minority stake. Dublin-based Edg(...)

“Notable deals include Greencoat Renewables acquisitions of Gortahile, Killala and Beam Hill wind farms and Neon SA’s acquisition of eight operational wind assets from the Irish Infrastructure Fund.” Photograph: iStock
The top performers

Brexit, the availability of low-cost capital and a changing investor appetite were all significant influences on the Irish M&A market during 2019,(...)

Former Tánaiste Mary Harney said she was looking forward to serving on the public-interest committee of KPMG.

Former tánaiste Mary Harney has been appointed by accounting firm KPMG to its public-interest committee. This body oversees aspects of KPMG’s “deci(...)

Tom Gibbons (left) with Leo Casey of BGF (centre) and Pat McEvoy. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

State-backed venture capital firm BGF has invested €5 million to take a “significant minority stake” in aerospace and industrial engineering company T(...)

Nursing home group Brindley Healthcare has added to its portfolio with the purchase of a nursing home in Co Kildare. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Nursing home group Brindley Healthcare, which secured a €10 million investment earlier this year from UK venture capital firm Business Growth Fund, ha(...)

Former DCC chief executive  Tommy Breen, Leo Casey, head of BGF in the Republic, and Winterbrook managing director Francis Rhatigan. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

State-backed venture capital firm BGF is to take a minority stake in residential house builder Winterbrook after investing €5 million in the company. (...)

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