Drug-dealer Richard Keogh (30), from Cabra, Dublin, who was killed in 2008 outside a casino near Benalmadena. Photograph: RTÉ News

Once the playground of an Irish criminal fraternity keen to stay out of the reach of the Garda while earning vast fortunes under the sun, the heat has(...)

Former chief executive of oil and gas company Petroceltic Brian O’Cathain. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Winners Patrick and John Collison, Stripe It has been a very good year for Limerick brothers and Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. The two (...)

 Jim Travers, chief executive of Fleetmatics: he said  the Irish company  decided to join forces with Verizon to give Fleetmatics further clout as it expands globally. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fleetmatics, the Dublin-headquartered technology business that Verizon is buying for $2.4 billion, has told its staff that it remains committed to its(...)

A tortoiseshell butterfly in an Irish garden feeding from the magenta flowers of oregano. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Seen many butterflies recently? No? What about ladybirds, wild bees, dragonflies, frogs or hedgehogs? Nope? Me neither. The sad truth is that the abse(...)

A scarecrow on duty in an Irish school garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Writing about scarecrows in the New York Times recently, the author Geoff Dyer described them as “Silent beings in dilapidated attendance . . . devoid(...)

Fleetmatics went public in 2012

Dublin-based software company Fleetmatics is set to hire an additional 75 people in Dublin as it expands its research and development operation, eyein(...)

Sunshine and gun crime: Spain’s Costa del Sol is popular with holidaymakers and Irish criminals. Photograph: PA

The gun murder of Dubliner Gary Hutch (34) is thelatest in a series of killings in which Irish criminals who set off for a lifeof crime in the sun hav(...)

The Costa del Sol. Some Irish criminals who have relocated to southern Spain have died there

The shooting dead of Gerard Kavanagh (44) is the latest in a series of fatal gun attacks on Irish gangland criminals who have relocated to Spain or ot(...)

Former company director Anthony Cafferkey from Co Fermanagh  has made a €13.5 million settlement with the Revenue Commissioners

COLM KEENAA €13.5 million settlement has been made by a retired company director after the Revenue Commissioners investigated his affairs. It is the l(...)