Mark Sykes

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Mark Sykes – who was injured in a loyalist shooting in 1992 – was arrested after police officers intervened at a memorial event held on the 29th anniversary of the attack. File photograph: PA Wire

Two police officers who arrested the victim of a loyalist gun attack at a commemoration in Belfast earlier this year will not be prosecuted. The Nor(...)

From left: Leo Casey, head of BGF in Irelland, and Kevin Kelleher, founder and chief executive  of Ostoform. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Mullingar-based medical device company Ostoform has raised €3 million in investment, with growth capital investor BGF leading the round. It was also (...)

Vasorum chief executive Dr Jim Coleman and BGF investor Mark Sykes.Photo: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

Dublin-based medical devices company Vasorum has secured a €6 million equity investment from State-backed venture capital firm BGF. The deal, BGF’s s(...)

Simon Byrne: ‘Sometimes you just feel like we can’t do right for doing wrong.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The North’s chief constable has met representatives of Northern Ireland’s main political parties after a controversial operation that saw a Troubles s(...)

PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne speaks to media at PSNI headquarters, after angry scenes unfolded in Belfast when officers intervened at a gathering to mark the 29th anniversary of a loyalist massacre at a betting shop. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

A controversial police operation which saw a Troubles survivor arrested at a memorial event has created a nationalist crisis of confidence in policing(...)

A police watchdog has launched an investigation after the victim of a Troubles gun attack was arrested  at an anniversary event.  File photograph: PA Wire

A police watchdog has launched an investigation after the victim of a Troubles gun attack was arrested on Friday at an anniversary event in Belfast. (...)

Niall Quinn is currently out of contract with the FAI. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Niall Quinn lists his own future as one of the many things that is on hold until after Monday’s FAI EGM, at which delegates will be asked to approve a(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny: ‘We’re in a high-performance, modern coaching environment now.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

If it wasn’t for the fact that his team is about to play back-to-back games in almost-empty stadiums, you might have been tempted to suggest this was (...)

Oxford midfielder Mark Sykes will play no part for Ian Baraclough’s Northern Ireland squad after pledging his allegiance to the Republic of Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough has named his first senior squad for next month’s Nations League games against Romania and Norway. Baracloug(...)

From left: Mark Sykes of BGF; Derek Mooney, founder of Action24; Aaron Mooney, chief executive of Action24; and Pat Maloney, a co-founder of Action24. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

State-backed venture capital firm BGF has invested €3.6 million to acquire a “significant minority stake” in Dublin-based security business Action24. (...)

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