Beijing by night. The immigrant investor scheme is simple. Make the investment, visit Ireland once a year, and you and yours are entitled to an Irish residency permit for five years, renewable – forever.

For the newly-wealthy in China who covet western residency visas, the Republic has become a top destination. A report last summer on worldwide residen(...)

A file photograph of a bedroom at the Clonakilty Hotel in Co Cork, which has been bought by the Pu Yuan group.

A Dublin-based company that specialises in promoting investment-for-visa deals to Chinese millionaires has bought a hotel in west Cork, and says it is(...)

Barnacles Hostel, Temple Bar, Dublin: the new owners have since signed a 25-year lease with the Irish hotel group Key Collection

Dublin-based non-bank lender Relm Finance, which is backed by Irish businessman Richard Barrett and New York-based investment group Avenue Capital, si(...)

 Lorcan O’Connor,  an accountant, is currently head of the Insolvency Service of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tackling a €780 million pension shortfall and managing extensive properties are among the challenges facing incoming CIÉ chief executive Lorcan O’Con(...)

Johnny Ronan, now often to be found in the Ivy restaurant in Dublin, thinks he is back after his Celtic Tiger misadventures. Photograph: Tom McEnaney/McEnaney Media

It was early summer in 2014, and Johnny Ronan, then still a ward of Nama, was trying to kickstart the deal that he hoped would restore him to commerci(...)

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has backed broadcaster Pat Kenny and his wife Kathy in their objection to plans for apartments and houses on a s(...)

  Pat Kenny and his wife  state that planning permission should be refused as “this development is ill-thought and appears based on the quest for density alone with scant other consideration”.  File photograph Nick Bradshaw

The broadcaster Pat Kenny and his wife Kathy are opposing plans for three apartment blocks and seven houses on a site adjacent to their Dalkey home. (...)

Central Park in Dublin 18: the L-shaped floor plates offer 1,273sq m (13,700sq ft) with full-height glazing.

Rent of €323 per sq m (€30 per sq ft) is being quoted by joint agents Knight Frank and CBRE for the latest office block to come on the letting market (...)

Bartra Capital Property’s management team: development director Grainne Hollywood; chief executive Mike Flannery; and founder Richard Barrett

Bartra Capital Property, the company founded by the developer Richard Barrett, continues to acquire across Dublin for development. It is in the proces(...)

Striking pilots at Ryanair in Ireland have accepted a proposal from the airline for leading industrial relations negotiator Kieran Mulvey to act as a mediator between the parties. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Striking pilots at Ryanair in Ireland have told the airline that they will accept its offer of mediation and are willing to meet next week. Ryanair la(...)

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