Brian Kavanagh will become chief executive of the Curragh racecourse in November. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The long-serving chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland, Brian Kavanagh, will take up a new role as chief executive of the Curragh racecourse in Nove(...)

 Frankie Dettori celebrates winning The Kerrygold Irish Oaks on Star Catcher. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Frankie Dettori brought some welcome ‘feel-good factor’ to a beleaguered Curragh on Saturday with a classic master class on Star Catcher in the Kerryg(...)

Derek McGrath: ‘I knew what I was getting into.’ File photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The departing Curragh boss has suggested a lack of unity exists within racing’s top echelons about the best long-term future for Ireland’s most famous(...)

BHSL co-founder Jack O’Connor: Limerick County Council told him  it was no longer permitted to spread chicken manure as fertiliser

Adversity became the mother of innovation for Limerick-based BHSL, which has developed a unique, patent-protected system to convert poultry manure int(...)

Carl Leaver, who has also held senior roles at Marks & Spencer and DeVere, will become Eir’s next chairman. Photograph: Mike Ellis

The stock-market bound telco group Eir has selected British gambling company executive, Carl Leaver, as its next chairman. Mr Leaver, currently the d(...)

Biomass Heating Solutions Limited founders Jack and Declan O’Connor. The company has raised €12 million in the last year.

Irish agritech business Biomass Heating Solutions Limited (BHSL) has raised €7 million in new equity from a number of high-net-worth individuals. It h(...)

Padraig McManus, chairman of Eir

Eir chairman Padraig McManus is stepping down from the role later this year, the board announced on Friday. Mr McManus took up the role at the end of (...)

BHSL’s newly appointed chairman, former Kerry Group chief executive Denis Brosnan(left) at the company’s facility in Kantoher, Co Limerick.

Irish agritech business BHSL has appointed former Kerry Group chief executive Denis Brosnan as chairman of the company as it launches a process to ra(...)

“Non-resident directors can reclaim vouched travel expenses at cost, whereas resident directors must pay tax on these. This makes no sense and is unfair”

Spare a thought for Ireland-resident non-executive directors (NEDs). These are the people who sit on the boards of listed companies, private businesse(...)

Richard Moat CEO of Eir: as part of its fibre broadband roll-out, and under the auspices of its NBP bid, Eir has already submitted five “access requests” to ESB seeking to use its infrastructure. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Nobody is more intimately acquainted with the ESB and its extensive network of pylons than its telecoms cousin Eir. Eir’s chairman Padraig McManus wa(...)

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