Michael Maher, chief operating officer at Glen Dimplex. He will take up his position on both boards on January 1st when he retires from his executive position with the group

Electrical goods manufacturer Glen Dimplex is appointing retiring chief operating officer Michael Maher to its shareholder supervisory board and to th(...)

Merrion Hotel: Bill Gates of Microsoft stayed there last week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pretax profits at the five-star Merrion Hotel in Dublin rose by 29 per cent last year to €4.14 million on the back of strong average room rates and re(...)

Navy and Notre Dame face off in a 2012 match in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

It’s 10am on game Saturday in a lecture hall in the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. A select group of local fans of its iconic colleg(...)

Neil Naughton: ‘Myself and my brother Fergal will work very closely together and we both have the same ambitions for the business, although we have different skillsets.’

Businessman Neil Naughton has been appointed as executive chairman of the Glen Dimplex group of companies founded by his father, Martin Naughton. Ne(...)

Dublin food group Fallon & Byrne has hired Goodbody stockbrokers to raise about €6 million of fresh capital to fund a major expansion plan

The high-profile Dublin food group Fallon & Byrne, which has annual sales of about €15 million and employs about 350 staff, is seeking out investo(...)

Fergal Leamy:  set to join Glen Dimplex as its chief operating officer.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Coillte chief executive Fergal Leamy is set to become the group chief operating officer of Glen Dimplex, the hugely successful Irish electric heating (...)

Paul Young of Foxpak: ‘We’re not trying to compete with the global packaging multinationals; we’re more focused on identifying niche opportunities.’

Over the past 10 years, Louth-based Foxpak has transformed itself from a traditional packaging company into a technology-led producer of flexible, sus(...)

Dummy on a scooter tests the response of a self-driving Volvo bus on trial in Singapore. Photograph: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Driverless bus “I want to die like my father, peacefully in his sleep,” said Bob Monkhouse. “Not screaming and terrified, like his(...)

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has been dropped from the Forbes Rich List after a difficult year for the airline. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Nine Irish businessmen again feature on the Forbes Rich List this year but not the same nine as in 2018. Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has been droppe(...)

The ESB’s Jim Dollard,  Kate Tuohy and Pat O’Doherty;  Minister for the  Environment Richard Bruton; Parkwind’s  Francois Van Leeuw and Eric Antoons; and Paul Lennon of the ESB.  Asset Development.

* The €700 million Oriel renewable energy project off the Co Louth coast looked for a long time like an ill wind farm that was never going to blow any(...)

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