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Having been convicted of fraud in New York, three Irish executives at a major US construction firm face 20 years in prison

Donal O’Sullivan and his sister Helen O’Sullivan from Co Kerry were stalwarts of the Irish American business community. Along with a colleague, they have been convicted of multiple counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, embezzlement, and are now facing up to 20 years in prison.

Why ruthless and respectful Henry Shefflin could match his greatness as a player in management

Making the transition from playing to what comes next can be daunting for many but Henry Shefflin may have all that is needed to succeed in management.

“This is not Priory Hall”: Court hears of fire safety concerns at Parnell Street development

Tesco and Chapters Bookstore are among the tenants at the mixed use development in Dublin city centre built by the Cosgrave Group. Their landlord, a Cosgrave investment company, is being sued for allegedly failing to pay their share towards €9 million in fire remediation works.

Killeen Castle: NDAs, Nama and the sale that wasn’t

Developer Joe O'Reilly's Castlethorn group claims it was entitled to withdraw from a multi-million euro agreement for the sale of the luxury Killeen Castle golf resort. What was going on in the background?

An Irish renewable energy business with projects in the US and Mexico is listing in Canada. This is how, and why, it is doing it

ReVolve Renewable Power has raised millions from Irish investors keen to back its wind and solar ambitions in Mexico and the US. Now, through a reverse takeover, it is listing on the Toronto Venture Exchange. CEO Steve Dalton talks funding, energy and strategy.

Land hoarding, the cost of carry and farmers: what the new Zoned Land Tax really means for the property market

Opposition politicians have branded it a joke, but the Zoned Land Tax of 3% is the equivalent of a 60% income tax rate on lands ready for housing. However, it could be damaged by the new tool telling local authorities how many houses they need.

Denis O’Brien’s defamation battle: in defence of “truth” and “honest opinion”

A series of pre-trial rulings have gone against telecoms mogul Denis O'Brien who is being sued by two lawyers for defamation over a press release issued in the wake of a 2016 report on the concentration of media ownership in Ireland.

“A very poor location”: Foot Locker, Davy and a retail rent row on Grafton Street

US sportswear giant Foot Locker is suing its Grafton Street landlord over its handling of Covid-19 rent arrears. It claims to be "making the best of it" by continuing to trade on Dublin's most exclusive shopping street post-lockdown.

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When several accountants refused to liquidate MedLab due to CervicalCheck litigation, it went down a different path

MedLab is facing more than 100 separate legal actions in relation to the CervicalCheck scandal. It has now sold off its trading business to a third party, leaving the litigation in a company that no longer trades. What does it all mean?

Stephen Kinsella

Intel: When global political economy meets local political economy

Intel is deciding on a location of its new chip fabrication plant, one to rival Taiwan’s TSMC. Yes, it will eat up a lot up energy and require new infrastructure to get it housed in Ireland, but the system can, should, and must react to this opportunity.

Sean Keyes on investing: Cryptos are back (again)

The crypto industry has made huge strides – for evidence, see how quickly it rebounded from its most recent crash. But it's still struggling to break into the existing financial system.

Inflation, cost disease and lessons from the National Children’s Hospital debacle

This generation of politicians came of age in a world of austerity, populism, and pandemic, which have combined to galvanise a growing consensus on the role of the state. Inflation that could soon lay waste to their current orthodoxies.

Labour strikes, surging inflation, fuel poverty: Getting set for the UK’s winter of discontent

It is understandable why many commentators are likening the current period of crisis in the UK to the winter of discontent. However, when you dig into the data, today’s situation is much more nuanced.

“Once Paddy’s pipes are by my side”: The death of a chieftain and a legacy that’s eternal

Paddy Moloney's friendship with Seán Potts led to the foundation of The Chieftains and the transformation of traditional music. Potts's son, Seán, recalls the genius of Moloney and his father's enduring relationship with Paddy.

The perfect storm for students hasn’t happened by accident

The response to the student accommodation crisis needs to be based on the reality of life for students, writes Rebecca Moynihan.

Newcastle United will take missteps but only unparalleled incompetence can stop them succeeding

The Newcastle takeover will start slowly, but the history of the Premier League tells us that nobody should doubt the club's ultimate destination.