Bauer Media is making a bold bet that it can make much more from Irish radio than Communicorp has so far been able to. To justify the price it has paid, it's going to have to triple the company's profits.
Michael Cosgrave is one of Ireland’s most successful developers. Kevin Flynn leads one of the country’s most successful contracting businesses. Michael O’Shea runs a local construction company in Cork. All are concerned about the impact of the lockdown on the sector.
Having piloted CityJet through examinership, founder Pat Byrne believes the airline's model will benefit in a post-Covid recovery – but he is a scathing critic of the state's handling of Covid-19.
It has no employees and generates marginal revenues. But an Irish subsidiary of EMC has just booked a massive tax-free profit through the sale of intellectual property and inter-company debt flows. Sound familiar?
Mairead Mackle left a career in podiatry over 25 years ago to set up a business that focused on providing home care and housing services. She discusses the expansion of Homecare Independent Living, the impact of the pandemic and her commitment to empowering women in the workplace.
Bellingcat describes itself as an intelligence agency for the people. Its founder Eliot Higgins has delved into the darkest stories of our times from chemical warfare in Syria to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. But in the age of disinformation, the truth is even harder to find.
The modern game is about adapting to the opposition, to the laws, to the ref, to the weather, to injuries, to who's in form, and, above all, to have belief in, and a collective understanding of, what sort of team you want to be.
The pubs that challenged FBD's stance on Covid-related business interruption cover were vindicated by the High Court. Now there is the tricky business of assessing losses, particularly around two big sticking points: partial pub closures and legal costs.
The family-owned Gowan Group distributes cars, invests in property and the stock market and has a massive kitchen and domestic appliances business. It has just posted results and provided commentary on Covid-19.
As businessman Denis O’Brien exits the Irish media sector he hits out at Sinn Féin, the HSE, and social media trolls. He also says Dublin is a “Zanussi washing machine” for multinational profits.
Glanbia built an empire by transforming the by-products of cheese into high-tech sports and dieting foods, then saw the whole edifice wobble. As the pandemic decimates its profits, the humble cheddar is back to prop up the group.
Justice Richard Humphreys is alleged to have made baseless, damaging remarks about a senior counsel and a solicitor. The judge has previously been criticised by the Supreme Court for making humiliating and insulting comments about barristers that appeared before him.
Irish firms are behind the curve when it comes to the adoption of new tools relative to their European counterparts. So, we need to make the skills for digital adoption freely available and make the adoption of digital tools cheaper.
The rise of Bitcoin might ultimately be remembered as the canary in the mine of a modern money system under unbearable strain. A warning that the current experiment in unanchored money might yet collapse in anger, drama, and mistrust.
The low-key draft investment agreement between the EU and China is not a free trade deal, but if confirmed, it could remove barriers for Irish companies looking to move into the EU's largest trading partner.
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