Fiona Walsh

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Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has expanded his empire with a flurry of deals, from House of Fraser and a disastrous investment in Debenhams to Evans Cycles, Sofa.com and Game Digital. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

It’s hard to shake off the feeling that Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct empire is finally careering out of control, derailed by a bewildering stream of il(...)

Dublin Port is seeking planning permission for an estimated €320 million worth of projects that will bring it to “its maximum and ultimate capacity” by 2040

Dublin Port is seeking planning permission for an estimated €320 million worth of projects that will bring it to “its maximum and ultimate capacity” b(...)

Willie Walsh, CEO, IAG, said he ‘will defend the airline’s position vigorously’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Surprised and disappointed” probably weren’t the very first words that sprang to Willie Walsh’s mind when he heard British Airways was to be hit with(...)

Other shares in Woodford’s portfolio have turned in poor performances, such as online estate agent Purplebricks. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty

Turning an investment of £1,000 into £23,000 during his stellar 25-year reign at money management firm Invesco Perpetual earned Neil Woodford the acco(...)

Arcadia’s Sir  Philip Green: fears mount for the future of his Topshop to Burton and Miss Selfridge conglomerate and the 18,000 it employs. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe

Hosting a lavish Grand Prix party aboard his super-yacht in Monaco was probably not the most sensible move by Sir Philip Green at the weekend, as he b(...)

Pete Redfern, chief executive of Taylor Wimpey: scrapped plans to buy  a discounted £2.04 million apartment due to “a personal decision”.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

It’s gratifying when a boss is keen to buy his company’s products, but it’s not so impressive when he’s been offered an incentive of several hundred t(...)

Analysing its fall from grace, Fiona Walsh explains how the antics of Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley made a bad situation even worse for Debenhams, arguing that his headline grabbing shenanigans are not so amusing when jobs are involved

Economic growth in the Republic of Ireland is expected to decline this year and next, according to a new forecast from the IMF. It warned that global (...)

Mike Ashley: widely admired for his retail expertise but his reputation as a deal-maker has been dealt a serious blow. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

It’s hard to believe, but there was a time when Mike Ashley was known as “Britain’s answer to Howard Hughes”. Back in 2006 the reclusive sports goods(...)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaving The Merrion Hotel in Dublin

Exchequer returns show the State with a deficit of €966 million for the three months to March 31st, 14.2 per cent less than the shortfall it recorded (...)

Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton: he   is to rejoin the company’s board, triggering a mass exodus of the current management. Photograph: : Superdry/PA Wire

It wasn’t much of a welcome back for Julian Dunkerton: as the co-founder of Superdry celebrated a dramatic return to the board of the company he creat(...)

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