PayPal launch: Louise Phelan, PayPal’s vice president of global operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, shakes hands with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the recent official opening of the International Operations centre of eBay in Dundalk which includes PayPal and eBay. Photograph: Alan Betson

This month’s announcement that PayPal will be creating 400 additional jobs in its Dundalk base illustrates the strides that have been made in a region(...)

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

New retail units along Baggot Street in Dublin are to be built as part of a major extension of the five-star Merrion Hotel, work on which will star(...)

U2 singer Bono speaking at the Convention Centre in Dublin in March. The band fell five places in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, as the wealth of their former manager is now listed separately. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The rich are getting richer, according to the latest study of Ireland’s wealthiest people by the Sunday Times. The fortunes of Ireland’s 250 we(...)

John Morrissey, comissionaire at the Merrion Hotel Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / Irish Times

The hotel group that co-owns the luxury five-star Merrion hotel in Dublin last year sustained an 18 per cent drop in pre-tax profits to £2 million (€2(...)

 Martin Naughton:  did the honours for Ireland Day. Photograph: Alan Betson

Business & Finance publisher Ian Hyland got luckier with his timing this year(...)

Denis O’Brien grew his wealth by $800 million last year, according to Forbes, making him the second richest person in Ireland and the 234th in the world with a fortune of $6 billion. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien, the telecoms and media entrepeneur, added $800 million (€579m) to his fortune in 2013, according to the just published Forbes Bi(...)

In UCD, the first purpose-built university law school in Ireland is named after Peter Sutherland SC

Michael Smurfit’s got one. So too Peter Sutherland and Martin Naughton, one of Ireland’s richest men. Denis O’Brien has got one also, and what’(...)

Chris Morash, Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On a shelf in the office of Chris Morash, the new Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin, sits the head of a troll. In ter(...)

More than 750 of its 1,900 staff are based in its offices at the corner of Harcourt Street and  St Stephen’s Green. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Professional services firm KPMG is to remain in Dublin city centre after agreeing to extend until 2026 the lease on its head offices at Stokes Place o(...)

Minister of State Michael Ring: organisations often feel they don’t have the funds or support to bid for an international event. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government should set up an organisation to support the bidding and staging of major international sporting events, Minister of State for Tourism (...)

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