Dermot Desmond

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Finlay McFadyen, head of investment banking, AIB Group; Fountain Healthcare partner Dr Manus Rogan; and Andrew McDowell, vice-president, European Investment Bank. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish life sciences venture capital group Fountain Healthcare Partners has raised €118 million in a new fund. The sum is well in excess of the €100 m(...)

Cliodhna Halpin, a learning support teacher at St Joseph’s National School, Bonnybrook, along with pupils  Max Maples and Leannah McCarthy help launch a DCU initiative to celebrate the ransformative role of teachers. Photograph: Julien Behal

Dublin City University has launched a “teachers inspire” initiative aimed at recognising the transformative role of educators. Members of the public (...)

Aidan Brogan quit as Datalex chief executive two weeks ago.

Datalex, the troubled Dublin-listed retail software provider to airlines, was in takeover talks with an overseas company before it was forced to issu(...)

Niall  O’Sullivan’s appointment comes during a difficult period for the Dublin-listed company, whose long-standing chief executive Aidan Brogan quit earlier this month

Datalex, the travel software company hit by accounting irregularities, has appointed Niall O’Sullivan as its new chief financial officer. Mr O’Sulliv(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: money pile down to just  €865 million. File photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has lost his status as a billionaire after his his net worth fell €167 million to a paltry €865 million, according to the(...)

Mediahuis has taken steps to ensure its takeover of INM will go through by mopping up a 29.9 per cent stake. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two funds have moved to take advantage of Independent News & Media (INM) trading at a discount to the €146.5 million takeover price it has agreed (...)

Thomas Leysen, chairman of media company Mediahuis.

Belgo-Dutch newspaper publisher Mediahuis has increased its stake in Independent News & Media (INM) to 29.9 per cent, further cementing its positi(...)

Dermot Desmond:  The billionaire has given Datalex   €10m lifeline in the past few months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Belgo-Dutch newspaper publisher Mediahuis’s €146.5 million takeover of Independent News & Media (INM) this week will deliver €22 million to billio(...)

INM chief executive Michael Doorly and Murdoch MacLennan, INM non-executive chairman, at the company’s agm this week

The Department of Finance was presented with another stark warning over the long-term sustainability of the economy this week as a report pointed out (...)

Mediahuis chief executive Gert Ysebaert and chairman Thomas Leysen: the company bid €146 million for Independent News & Media this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many years ago at a dinner in the palatial home of the then Independent News & Media proprietor Tony O’Reilly a conversation developed around the (...)

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