Michael Smurfit

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The late Howard Kilroy, who served as governor of Bank of Ireland’s court of directors from 1991 until 2000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish businessman Howard Kilroy has died aged 83. He was best known as the chief financial officer of the Smurfit Group during a period of major inter(...)

Adare Manor and Golf resort. No expense was spared on Adare Manor’s renovation, which cost somewhere between €50 million and €100 million, depending on which report you read Photograph: Murray Consultants

“My commute is about 2½ minutes,” says Colm Hannon with a broad grin as he surveys the lush lawns of Adare Manor and the perfectly manicured adjoining(...)

McNamara development: how the proposed complex, on the site of the Swiss Cottage pub on Swords Road in Santry, in north Co Dublin, would look

A company with links to the boom-time developer Bernard McNamara has submitted an application under the fast-track planning process for a €41 million (...)

Taoiseach Charles Haughey welcoming French president Francois Mitterrand at Dublin Airport in February 1988.

Charles Haughey demanded a personal visit by François Mitterrand to his north Dublin mansion be included in the itinerary only three days before the F(...)

Peter Curran had taken the action against Dr Michael Smurfit, the K Club and one of its employees. Photograph: Collins

The former manager at the K Club who lost his High Court action against Dr Michael Smurfit, the K Club and one of its employees was on Friday ordered (...)

Dermot Smurfit: announced that he was stepping down from the board of Dublin-listed funds company ML Capital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dermot Smurfit has said cardboard box-making giant Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG), founded by his father, was “absolutely right” to resist a takeover appro(...)

The Owner of The K Club Dr Michael Smurfit: he may  yet have to lower the asking price on his trophy asset

Paper and packaging magnate Michael Smurfit will ring in the new year still the owner of the five-star K Club resort in Straffan, Co Kildare. The fo(...)

Peter Curran (51), of Cahirciveen, Co Kerry, could now face a substantial legal costs bill for the 25-day hearing before the High Court involving four legal teams and six senior counsel.

A High Court judge has dismissed an action by a former manager at the K Club after finding he “lied continually” during his action alleging he had bee(...)

Overall winners: Martin Woods, developer engineer at Aid:Tech; Minister of State for Trade, Employment, and Business, Pat Breen; Niall Dennehy, co-founder of Aid:Tech; Danny Curran, Aid:Tech director of growth; Nicola Paoli, Aid:Tech’s blockchain developer; and Irish Times columnist and MC for the night David McWilliams. The company also won the IT and Fintech category, sponsored by KPMG.

Joe Thompson completed the renowned 151-mile Moroccan desert marathon in 2009, collecting money for charity. Then the money he raised disappeared. Fi(...)

As the Christmas shopping season kicks off in earnest, the reality of the behavioural shift will become more apparent than ever before. For many retailers and their customers, it will be, at least partially, a digital Christmas and a cyber New Year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You would have to search high and low to find a prettier market square than the one in Donegal town. It’s not really a square at all, of course, but i(...)

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