Buswells Hotel: “I started out in the kitchen, then worked my way up to the hall,” concierge Paddy Clerkin says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“What’s your soup of the day?” asks a lady in her soft Donegal accent while an American tourist at the next table, with mobile to her ear, loudly reco(...)

Bernard Somers. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A summary judgment application for €1.7 million against former AIB and Central Bank director Bernard Somers in relation to a loan that was secured on (...)

A summary judgment application for €1.7 million against former AIB and Central Bank director Bernard Somers has been struck out at the Commercial Court after the sides reached an agreement. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A summary judgment application for €1.7 million against former AIB and Central Bank director Bernard Somers in relation to a loan that was secured on (...)

Denis O’Brien: expected to resist the move. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Declan Ganley is seeking detailed information about the financial affairs of telecoms rival Denis O’Brien and is asking the High Court for(...)

  ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Looking back at the government’s decision to guarantee the Irish banks  10 years ago,  with no help forthcoming from the ECB, taoiseach Brian Cowen was left with no good options

One of the great failures exposed by the 2008 financial crisis was that the tools were not available at either a national or European level to the pol(...)

The High Court is due to rule  in October on Graham Dwyer’s bid to overturn a law permitting the use of personal mobile phone data during his trial for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer is one of those awaiting key judgments as the new law term opens this week. The High Court is due to rule later in O(...)

Topped the table of debt charges taken by Irish banks that have survived the financial crisis.

AIB lost €34.3 billion on soured loans in the past decade, topping the table of debt charges taken by Irish banks that have survived the financial cri(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announcing details of the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government’s broadband plans were mired in enough controversy before Denis O’Brien’s Actavo, formerly Siteserv, emerged this week as part of the f(...)

Offaly man John Lyttle has just been named CEO of the Boohoo online retail group

Irish taxpayers are still paying more in income tax, USC and PRSI combined than they were a decade ago, despite repeated Government promises to cut ta(...)

Paddy McKillen. IBRC sued Mr McKillen in the Irish courts in July 2014 to recover 25 per cent of the €45 million loan extended by the bank to the Belfast developer. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The liquidators of the former Anglo Irish Bank claim a US legal action by businessman Paddy McKillen over his “Maple 10” loan is an attempt to frustra(...)

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