Rowan Dermott

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Aryzta had an unremitting bad year and was the  standout corporate loser of 2018. Photograph: Reuters

It was another year of mixed fortunes in corporate Ireland. The economy continues to be the fastest growing in Europe while the live register fell to (...)

Documents reveal that a new finance director was appointed to the the Orla Kiely fashion business in July 2018 “following which a number of issues were highlighted with the company’s finances”.

The Orla Kiely fashion retail empire went out of business with debts of more than £7.25 million (€8.1 million). The joint administrators of the colla(...)

“Multiple interested parties” are circling designer Orla Kiely’s retail business with a view to buying some or all the interests, according to the Sunday Business Post

Finance Ireland, a non-bank lender backed by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (Isif), has decided to enter the mortgage market and will announce (...)

While the closure of its retail operations  may be a surprising turn, the Orla Kiely brand is certainly not dead

The fanfare and disappointment in some quarters about the closure of Kiely Rowan Plc, the retail and wholesale fashion business company behind Orla Ki(...)

VR Education chief executive David Whelan conducts a choir in Oxford’s Balliol College chapel in a test of leadership skills. Photograph: Paul Kelly

Oxford’s Balliol College chapel is an unlikely setting to observe some of Ireland’s brightest business minds run into difficulty. A choir of eight pat(...)

Orla Kiely in her London home

London-based Orla Kiely is Ireland’s most successful designer internationally whose reach extends beyond fashion into interiors, ceramics, wallpaper, (...)

Simone Roche, Emma O’Carroll, Orla Kiely, Liz Kelsh, Ciara Hunt, Helen Lambert, Fiona Byrne, Breege O’Donoghue, Freida Gormley

Emma O'Carroll Textile specialist From Roscommon, the daughter of architects and one of a family of 12, O’Carroll started making and selling Aran(...)

 Kerrygold’s ‘limited-edition designer sheen’ promotion  pack for the brand’s butter block and spreadable ranges.

Just when you thought the famous Orla Kiely floral look couldn’t possibly appear anything else, there it is in the freezer section of British supermar(...)

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, Sabina Higgins, Queen Elizabeth and President Michael D Higgins watch a ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle yesterday. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Yesterday’s engagements at Windsor Castle and Westminster highlighted the sartorial choices of President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina on t(...)