Fiona Reddan

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Patrick Kennedy, who took up the role as chief executive of Paddy Power in January 2006 is set to step down in April 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Despite reporting strong growth in sales in the first four months of the year, profitability at Irish bookmaker Paddy Power was impacted by “advers(...)

Property: its gains must be seen in the context of its recent fails

Who has the fairest fund of them all? If you’re looking for an investment with an element of risk, a fund is always an option for diversifying (...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly/Irish Times Premedia.

Staying single may be your life’s philosophy. Or perhaps it has been thrust on you and is something you struggle with. Or maybe it’s just a transie(...)

Rub-a-dub-dub: three business people who have benefited from peer-to-peer lending (from left) butcher John Sheridan of Sheridan Meats, baker Laragh Strahan of Lolly and Cooks, and candlestick-maker Larry Kinsella of Moth to a Flame

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be,” Polonius memorably urged his son in Hamlet , but if yo(...)

Malta: Setanta, a low-cost insurer, was registered here but traded only in Ireland. Photograph: Getty

The collapse of Setanta Insurance may leave outstanding claims but these are unlikely to trigger another insurance levy, like the one that aros(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller has signalled that the airline could be prepared to increase the €140 million it has pledged to a new staff retirement fund. Photograph: Alan Betson

Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller signalled yesterday that the airline could be prepared to increase the €140 million it has pledged(...)

Andrew Murphy, chief executive Slainte Healthcare, announcing new jobs  with Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton and Minister for Health James Reilly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Big projects always start with a big idea.The History of the IFSC, a book by Irish Times journalist Fiona Reddan, recounts how Charles Haughey gatecra(...)

It’s an approach that more and more people are considering taking. Rather than spending €4,000 or so every year on an insurance policy for your family(...)

Maybe you might give us long suffering shareholders a little advice on filling up the Vodafone-Verizon form(s). The Vodafone circular is very complex,(...)

Unemployment fell back again in November, down to 12.4 per cent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The unemployment rate fell again in December, dropping back to 12.4 per cent from 12.5 per cent the previous month, as 3,300 fewer people signed on th(...)

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