Communications Minister Richard Bruton, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US business man David McCourt at St Kevin’s National School, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Niall Carson / PA Wire

There’s nothing politicians love more than a good photo op, and there was no shortage of them at St Kevin’s National School in Co Wicklow this week at(...)

Stella Theatre in Rathmines. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish hospitality group Press Up Entertainment, which is owned by Paddy McKillen jnr and other investors, has abandoned a plan to raise up to €50 mill(...)

Matt Ryan: ‘We’ve always just focused on being really good at what we do in our business and long may that continue to be our motto.’

Matt Ryan is making hay while the sun shines, both literally and figuratively. The Press Up Entertainment Group he co-founded with Paddy McKillen Jnr (...)

Daryl Byrne, chief executive at Euronext Dublin, formerly known as the Irish Stock Exchange. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Irish stock market is unlikely to host any initial public offerings (IPO) until after the summer due to volatility in equities globally, its chief(...)

Global stock investors took fright in early October as the US Federal Reserve signalled a possible more aggressive path for rate hikes, sending US bond yields to eight-year highs. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Stock-market Cassandras warning of impending danger were a brave species at the start of the year, as Wall Street indices hit fresh all-time highs on(...)

The Wagamama acquisition by the Restaurant Group was completed late last month

Irish staff working at Wagamama in the Republic are to miss out on a £4 million Christmas bonus pot following the recent sale of the noodle chain. Cl(...)

Former Ryanair finance chief and current chief executive of Sirius Aviation Capital Howard Millar.

Former Ryanair finance chief Howard Millar’s new aircraft leasing business, Sirius Aircraft Leasing Fund, has delayed its planned flotation on the Lon(...)

Clerys Clock on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ikea, home of the Billy bookshelf and the Malm bed, has been busy unpacking a new business model of late, lessening its reliance on out-of-town megast(...)

Clerys is to be redeveloped. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

When Clerys closed its doors for the last time in 2015, it was under controversial circumstances. It wasn’t the sale of the 162-year-old retailer and (...)

Natrium, led by businesswoman Deirdre Foley, bought the department store for €29 million in June 2015 under controversial circumstances. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A unit of the Rockefeller Group has joined up with Paddy McKillen jnr’s Press-Up Entertainment to buy and redevelop the former Clerys department store(...)

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