Gerry Concannon, founder and chairman of CBE. His entrepreneurial spirit was apparent when he was a child and his mother told him later that he used to wander around with a “little case with books in it and a calculator”.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan

When Gerry Concannon was a “young whippersnapper” aged 23, he used to tell people he would be retired within 10 years. After almost 40 years in busin(...)

Aer Lingus and related airlines in Spain will have six months to sort out ownership issues with the EU in a no-deal Brexit scenario. Otherwise, they could lose their rights to fly between EU member states.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A legal row has broken out between the owners of the Omni Park shopping centre in Dublin, which includes the McKeon family of builders and private cli(...)

A customer walks past a KFC store. Photograph: REUTERS/Aly Song

A legal row has broken out between the owners of the Omni Park shopping centre in Dublin, which includes the McKeon family of builders and private cli(...)

The consortium said retailers typically stored no more than two weeks’ inventory and it became difficult to restock stores if the supply chain was disrupted. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

A no-deal Brexit could leave supermarket shelves empty and drive food prices higher, the country’s leading supermarket chains have told MPs. The Briti(...)

Jasmine was a good mother who had a very special relationship with her children, her funeral was told

Mother-of-two Jasmine McMonagle was buried alongside her beloved grandmother Rose in her native Co Donegal on Monday. Mourners at St Mary’s Church in(...)

Never fully dressed without a scoop: swaggering tabloid editor Duncan Allen (Ben Chaplin) confronts his troops in the BBC drama ‘Press’.

January: As the year begins, the big question is whether 2018 will strive for credibility and enlightenment in an increasingly surreal world, or capit(...)

Upscale veggie options can be found at Pollen Street Social.

It’s far from an open secret, but strolling along the Thames Path is surely the most underappreciated activity in London. With small interruptions, be(...)

Traders work on the floor of  the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of Facebook gained 3.7 per cent. Photograph: Bryan R. Smith/AFP

European shares rallied on Wednesday as a tumultuous October drew to a close and strong results from L’Oréal, Sanofi, and banks Standard Chartered and(...)

Applegreen’s capitalisation was just north of €550 million before the mega deal with Welcome Break took the markets by surprise on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Applegreen’s proposed €361.8 million acquisition of a majority stake in UK forecourt operator Welcome Break is a big deal for the Irish-listed company(...)

Welcome Break operates the Days and Ramada brands for its hotels. Photograph: iStock

Welcome Break operates restaurants, service stations and hotels with a particular focus on motorways. Its hotel assets are branded Days Inns and Ramad(...)

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