Neil Naughton: ‘Myself and my brother Fergal will work very closely together and we both have the same ambitions for the business, although we have different skillsets.’

Businessman Neil Naughton has been appointed as executive chairman of the Glen Dimplex group of companies founded by his father, Martin Naughton. Ne(...)

Dublin food group Fallon & Byrne has hired Goodbody stockbrokers to raise about €6 million of fresh capital to fund a major expansion plan

The high-profile Dublin food group Fallon & Byrne, which has annual sales of about €15 million and employs about 350 staff, is seeking out investo(...)

Fergal Leamy:  set to join Glen Dimplex as its chief operating officer.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Coillte chief executive Fergal Leamy is set to become the group chief operating officer of Glen Dimplex, the hugely successful Irish electric heating (...)

Paul Young of Foxpak: ‘We’re not trying to compete with the global packaging multinationals; we’re more focused on identifying niche opportunities.’

Over the past 10 years, Louth-based Foxpak has transformed itself from a traditional packaging company into a technology-led producer of flexible, sus(...)

Dummy on a scooter tests the response of a self-driving Volvo bus on trial in Singapore. Photograph: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Driverless bus “I want to die like my father, peacefully in his sleep,” said Bob Monkhouse. “Not screaming and terrified, like his(...)

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has been dropped from the Forbes Rich List after a difficult year for the airline. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Nine Irish businessmen again feature on the Forbes Rich List this year but not the same nine as in 2018. Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has been droppe(...)

The ESB’s Jim Dollard,  Kate Tuohy and Pat O’Doherty;  Minister for the  Environment Richard Bruton; Parkwind’s  Francois Van Leeuw and Eric Antoons; and Paul Lennon of the ESB.  Asset Development.

* The €700 million Oriel renewable energy project off the Co Louth coast looked for a long time like an ill wind farm that was never going to blow any(...)

Top Irish residential sales in 2018: Clonmore, on Shrewsbury Road in Dublin 4 (top left); the Beach Haus, in Co Meath (top right); Dowdstown House, in Co Kildare (bottom left); and 41 Cowper Road in Rathmines, Dublin 6

TOP SELLERS OF 2018 Dublin 1. Clonmore: €8.1 million 15a Shrewsbury Road, Dublin 4. Sold by Lisney 2. Lota: €7.5 million 26 Coliemore Road(...)

The  European Investment Bank loan will help  fund  four capital developments across the TCD campus. This will include the E3-Engineering, Environment and Emerging Technologies Learning Foundry facility on the main campus. Above, Dr Patrick Prendergast, provost of Trinity College; Ana-Maria Murphy-Teixidor, who is studying an MSc in development practice; Andrew McDowell, vice president of the EIB. Photograph:  Iain White/Fennell Photography

Trinity College Dublin has secured a long-term loan of €100 million from the European Investment Bank to fund four development projects on its campus(...)

The five-star Merrion Hotel: accounts show the hotel’s turnover increased by almost 6 per cent to €22.7 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

Revenues at the five-star Merrion Hotel in Dublin increased last year, buoyed by rising occupancy and room rates. Recently filed accounts show the ho(...)

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