Dermot Desmond

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Datalex chief executive Aidan Brogan. “Datalex is now positioned to execute on an exciting phase of growth, and I am confident that we will do so in 2018 and beyond”

Datalex, the listed travel software company in which businessman Dermot Desmond has a stake, has said it is looking to deliver double-digit growth in (...)

Dermot Desmond: has a  24 per cent stake in MPD and a 28 per cent shareholding in Kennady. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Nasdaq-listed diamond producer Mountain Province Diamonds (MPD) and exploration group Kennady Diamonds, both of which are linked to Irish financier De(...)

JP McManus: the wealthy businessman, gambler and racing magnate remains a largely inscrutable figure.   Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

JP McManus is 67 today. Birthday presents are mostly superfluous when you can count your money in billions although the queue to provide them is still(...)

Michael O’Leary of Ryanair has become Ireland’s newest billionaire, according to Forbes. Photograph: Collins

High-flying Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has become Ireland’s latest billionaire, earning himself a place on Forbes’s annual billionaire ra(...)

Leslie Buckley who stood down as INM chairman during the group’s egm at the Alex Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Leslie Buckley’s final outing as the chairman of Independent News & Media (INM) on Thursday was a strangely muted affair in the end. Buckley, the(...)

Bank of Latvia governor Ilmars Rimsevics: his lawyer has called his detention illegal. Photograph: Valda Kalnina/PA

Latvia’s financial reputation suffered a double blow on Monday, as its central bank chief was accused of bribery and its third-largest lender halted (...)

Prior to the onset of the second World War there was a plan in place to demolish Merrion Square, which was deemed at the time to be “un-Irish”. Luckil(...)

Michael Walsh (left) and Michael Fingleton at the Irish Nationwide Building Sociaty AGM in 2008. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) chairman Michael Walsh has been disqualified from managing any regulated financial service provider fo(...)

Leslie Buckley: outgoing chairman at Independent News & Media. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The appointment of four new non-executive directors at Independent News and Media (INM) is intended to ensure the company’s key committees have the ap(...)

John Bateson: has spent almost his entire 30-year career as a qualified accountant working for Dermot Desmond. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

When considering the independence of directors at listed companies, it pays to remember the Forrest Gump theory of corporate governance: an Irish boar(...)

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