The contract cleaning services firm Noonan Services  generates 40 per cent of its revenue in the UK. Photograph: Getty Images

The new South African owners of Noonan Services, the Dublin-based facilities management and contract cleaning company, have signalled that they plan t(...)

Noonan Services saw its revenue treble to more than €300 million since its takeover by Alchemy in 2008

Top managers at Noonan Services are believed to have secured a €20 million-plus payday as South African conglomerate BidVest agreed to buy the Dublin-(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen strongly criticised the EU for its behaviour towards Ireland during the financial crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen has reopened discussion on the way Ireland was treated within the European Union after the economic crash and, by extensi(...)

Johannesburg-listed Bidvest told its  investors earlier this month that it was in acquisitive mode.

South African freight-to-car sales conglomerate Bidvest is leading the race to acquire Noonan Services, the Dublin-based facilities management and co(...)

The Noonan Services sale may be worth between €170 million and €190 million

Dublin-based Noonan Services has attracted bids from South African conglomerate Bidvest and private equity group HIG Capital as the facilities managem(...)

Elderly rights and rural affairs groups say questions need to be asked about Garda resourcing in rural areas following the murder of a pensioner in Wa(...)

Thirty-four per cent of 825 drug dealers convicted in the courts over the past five years were given a suspended sentence.

It will come as news to many people that the law defines commercial-scale drug dealing as those offences involving consignments of drugs valued at €12(...)

John O’Donoghue and his sister, Christina, had returned home from Tipperary town when they interrupted the intruders. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The sister of a man who died while their home was being burgled pleaded in vain with the intruders to help, Limerick Circuit Court was told on Friday(...)

The minister paced the corridors of power as a civil servant waited patiently to brief him on urgent Dáil business. He was on his mobile phone to a c(...)

Margaret Haverty with the key to Lichtenstein Castle, where she has been living and working since May.

I am living a fairy-tale cliché every day, in a magical setting in Germany. My bedroom has its own turret, I have a key to the castle’s front door, a(...)

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