Jim Barry,  chief investment officer of  BlackRock Alternative Investors. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Jim Barry, the Irishman promoted earlier this year to investment chief at US asset management giant BlackRock’s alternative investments unit, has no p(...)

If  Dermot Desmond  hasn’t invested for love, or for money, then it must be for the punishment. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

For somebody like Dermot Desmond with a personal fortune of about €2 billion, it must seem perfectly reasonable to punt the occasional couple of milli(...)

The group counts The Stag’s Head in Dublin 2 among its star performers. Photograph: Frank Miller

The couple who own some of Dublin’s best known pubs including Kehoe’s and The Stag’s Head, Louis Fitzgerald and his wife Helen Fitzgerald, shared a pa(...)

Publican Louis Fitzgerald said his staff were spending hours every day travelling long distances to and from work because of a shortage of affordable housing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Young emigrants should be offered a tax concession to entice them home to fill staff shortages in the pub trade, the businessman behind some of Dublin(...)

Louis Fitzgerald has reportedly bought famous Harry Street hostelry Bruxelles for an estimated €10m.

Developer Noel Smyth is planning to bring more than €100 million worth of new residential developments to the rental sector, according to the Sunday I(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary, aboard one of his aircraft in the Ryanair hangar at Stansted Airport. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Bank of Ireland to sell UK loan book Bank of Ireland is expected to sell its £600 million (€690 million) UK credit card loan book after the bank deci(...)

The cast during rehearsals of Paul Howard’s ‘Copper Face Jacks’ in the Olympia Treatre, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw  Copper Face Jacks: The Musical: Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If there was ever a Dublin club whose reputation precedes it, it’s Harcourt Street’s Copper Face Jacks. Even the Lonely Planet got wind of that i(...)

Niall Mullen, antiques dealer, carries a portrait of former taoiseach Brian Cowen at the Heritage Hotel in Killenard, Co. Laois.  The suite of portraits of all the 13 former taoisigh sold for €37,000.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One of the busiest weeks ever in Irish salerooms saw a flurry of auctions at locations throughout the country with over 8,000 lots going under the ham(...)

The Vintage Cocktail Club, owned by Paddy McKillen Jr’s Press Up Entertainment group

There is a gold rush under way in the sizzling Dublin pubs market, which is swinging like a prohibition-era speakeasy. Sales in bars rose 5.5 per cen(...)

The company has two key products: RainSafe, which is for use in domestic and commercial users; and AgriSafe, tailored for livestock producers. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish water treatment tech firm H20zone, whose backers include Danu Partners, has raised €3 million in fresh investment. The Co Wicklow-based company(...)

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