Identify those pictured:  One led a successful stock market IPO; another has been appointed to a high-profile role with an Irish bank; another stepped down recently as a director with an Irish listed company; while the other now leads one of Ireland’s biggest media and communications groups.

So, you think you know your business? Here are 30 questions that will test your knowledge. Good luck with the answers and Happy Christmas to you all.(...)

Developer Michael O’Flynn:    says O’Flynn Construction Group aims to build 10,000 homes, mostly in Dublin and Cork, over the next seven or eight years. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision Developer Michael O’Flynn. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Property developer Michael O’Flynn aims to build 10,000 new homes over the next seven to eight years after putting together a €400 million funding pac(...)

Bernard McNamara: Almost all of them (directors) have since been recruited to senior positions by Nama receivers. Photograph: Collins

Developer Bernard McNamara has claimed receivers for the National Asset Management Agency hired directors from his company after it was wound down. Mr(...)

Mr O’Connor said banks were often relying on personal guarantees from borrowers which proved to have no value.

A partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers has told the Dáil’s banking inquiry that €8-10 billion a day in deposits were being withdrawn from Irish banks in(...)

A review led by Alf Smiddy recommended merging Cork county and city councils. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Cork Business Association (CBA) has described the recommendations of the Cork local government review in relation to the proposed merger of the city a(...)

 Nama chairman Frank Daly and chief exective Brendan McDonagh  arriving at the Public Accounts Committee in Leinster House, Dublin, in early July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There’s an old joke about the driver who gets lost in Kerry and pulls over to ask for directions. “If I were you, I wouldn’t start from here,” replies(...)

New Central Bank rules for mortgage lending should be introduced on a graduated basis, Property Industry Ireland  has recommended. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A key property industry lobby group has urged the Central Bank of Ireland to modify proposed new rules for mortgage lending. In a submissi(...)

The Property Services Regulatory Authority has received hundreds of complaints from house hunters about unlicensed staff, gazumping and fake bids. Photograph: Frank Miller

The State’s new property regulator is to begin a major crackdown on rogue estate agents and auctioneers, according to the Sunday Business Post. The Pr(...)

Michael O’Flynn: his group faces further repayment deadlines but the next date for a large repayment is believed not to be until 2018. Photograph: Collins

The O’Flynn Construction group, led by Cork property developer Michael O’Flynn, has submitted a plan to pay up to €400 million to US private equity(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh

The National Asset Management Agency could deliver a profit of €500 million to the State when it winds down its operation in late 2017 or early 2018,(...)

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