Donald Pratt

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Gert Ysebaert, CEO  (l) and Thomas Leysen, chairman, Mediahuis. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Belgian company that has agreed a €145.6 million deal to buy Independent News & Media (INM) says the price, which was criticised as being too (...)

Independent News and Media has been sold to Mediahuis. Photograph: THE IRISH TIMES

Businessmen Denis O’Brien and Dermot Desmond have sold most of their combined 45 per cent stake in Independent News & Media (INM) to a Belgian com(...)

Guinness is sold in more than 150 countries, with 10 million glasses downed every day. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the favourite of them all? That is what we set out to find out a couple of weeks back when took to Twitter to see wh(...)

The Vartry water treatment plant at Roundwood, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Bord Pleanála has decided to hold a public hearing on Irish Water’s plans for a €200 million upgrade of the Vartry reservoir, which supplies more t(...)

Irish Water says the construction of a new treatment plant, along with other upgrades, will ensure the Vartry scheme meets all drinking water standards

Irish Water’s €200 million planned upgrade of the Vartry reservoir, which supplies more than 200,000 in north Wicklow and south Dublin, will “destroy”(...)

Avoca currently operates 11 stores

Avoca is to create 80 new jobs with the opening of a new store in Dunboyne, Co Meath. The company, which was acquired by the US catering group Aramar(...)

Monique and Simon Pratt in Avoca Kilmacanogue: the family has sold the business, begun in a mill in Avoca, for more than €60 million. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Simon Pratt, managing director of the hitherto family-owned Avoca Handweavers and the son of its founders, was 10 when he first saw the old Wicklow mi(...)

Avoca deal is subject to approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Photograph: David Sleator

The Pratt family that owns the Avoca chain of luxury retail outlets and cafés yesterday agreed a deal to sell it to the listed US catering group Arama(...)

David Cox: “those who took small quantities on trial are coming back with much bigger orders”

For most of its 30-year history, Wicklow-based Fragrances of Ireland sold mainly in Ireland to tourists. But recession has turned this on its head. No(...)

The Avoca shop in Dublin city centre. A director of the successful Avoca retail and food outlets, Donald Pratt, told a humorous story with a serious message

The Irish Stock Exchange held its Funding for Growth conference on Thursday at the Convention Centre Dublin, bringing together executives from a swath(...)