David Butler

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Salma Caller provided the cover art, which  is a little bird-headed goddess,  a detail from Chris Murray’s chapbook A Hierarchy of Halls

It is not often that a book title eludes me, I often get to the title before the book is completed but in the case of Gold Friend, the title emerged m(...)

The group closed a $45 million corporate secured debt facility late last year

Irish aviation finance company Stellwagen has confirmed a buyout of its majority shareholder and founder Douglas Brennan. Financial details of the t(...)

Heronvale sought permission for the Shaldon Grange development on July 8th. An Bord Pleanála is due to decide on the application by October 27th. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Local builder Heronvale Developments is seeking fast-track permission to build 130 new homes close to Kilternan village on Dublin’s southside. Develo(...)

A computer-generated image of the houses at the proposed Sutton Fields scheme.

While the delivery of new housing is temporarily on hold due to the Covid-19 crisis, the flow of planning applications for new home schemes continues.(...)

Howard Millar: last  year joined Stellwagen as chief operating officer and as as chief executive of one of its divisions, Stellwagen Capital.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Howard Millar and two other executives are leaving Irish- and US-based aviation leasing specialist Stellwagen Group in a surprise move. Mr Millar, Ry(...)

Nollaig Fahy and Sam Lannin of FundSME.ie

An Irish company that specialises is aiding small and medium-sized businesses in raising funds has opened an office in Jamaica as a first step in its (...)

Nazi escape route: Margaret Kearney Taylor, the Irish emigre who owned the Embassy tea room in Madrid

After Margaret Kearney Taylor died her friends couldn’t believe what they discovered. This graceful Irish emigre, who owned the Embassy tea salon on (...)

The Ireland women’s pair of Leonora Kennedy (left) and Monika Dukarska (right), which won gold in Italy, in training.

Ill winds may have caused the postponement of Skibbereen Regatta (it has be refixed on one day, May 3rd) but the forecast is good for Trinity Regatta(...)

David Butler’s latest novel City of Dis is published by New Island.

David Butler is the author of three novels: The Last European (Wynkin de Worde 2005); The Judas Kiss (New Island 2012); City of Dis (New Island 2014);(...)

Genealogists are shy creatures, prone to looking fragile and dazed if exposed to daylight or lots of (living) people at the same time. Tell me you’ve (...)