The story of the Sackler family, Oxycontin and the opioid crisis is a story of power, addiction and denial, according to Patrick Radden Keefe, the US writer who has just authored a book on the subject.
The sale of the YMCA cricket grounds in Sandymount raises difficult questions that offer few easy answers. The club says it will hurt the fabric of the community, while the landlord, YMCA Ireland, argue the proceeds will be used to aid disadvantaged areas.
New documents reveal startling details about Davy’s interaction with the developer Patrick Kearney over the controversial Anglo bond scandal. Here, we reveal what is agreed, and in dispute.
Non-essential retail outlets are set to open in the coming days. But just what sort of trading environment will they open to? An analysis of two retail chains at opposite ends of the financial spectrum offers an insight into the future of the high street in a post pandemic world.
Fexco scion John McCarthy, his family and colleagues are in line for a €165 million windfall from the sale of their company Taxamo. They have successfully capitalised on the combined effects of the boom in online shopping, Brexit and an EU crackdown on Vat evasion.
Mick and Ciaran Crean have just bought back 40% of their e-commerce business from investors. They explain why they did it and how they plan to grow sales at MicksGarage.com to €20 million.
Having run a £4.4 billion business for BT, Colm O'Neill is back in Ireland as a partner with KPMG. He shares his thoughts on what telecoms companies are good at, how they think, and the opportunities and threats headed their way.
As Perrigo tries to settle its €1.64 billion tax bill in Dublin, the healthcare giant continues to fight disgruntled investors in a class action securities lawsuit in the US. Now its insurers have filed proceedings.
Ireland's insurance brokers have always been small and locally focused. But a wave of wealthy buyers from the UK and US have upended the industry. What will it mean for Irish insurance premiums? And how is foreign ownership changing the country?
Khaled Sakr led the IMF’s recent mission to Ireland. In an extensive interview, he talks about how the crisis accelerated a two-tier economy, the need to get more women into the labour force and institutional investors in the housing market.
Multiple assessments of the Irish economy agree that the long-term issues facing us are intergenerational inequality, firms dealing with technological change, and climate change. Here is how we can tackle them.
Even now, after a mammoth High Court case, practically nothing is known about FBD’s reinsurance policy. Other insurers have been open and transparent. FBD has said surprisingly little. Just what is going on?
An informal suggestion from a leading stockbroker to a minister made it into a formal disclosure: If tax-transparent investment structures were so successful to channel capital into property, why not roll them out to green energy? There is more to it than meets the eye.
Colorado start-up Boom is promising to bring back supersonic travel. To understand if it can succeed, you have to understand why Concorde ultimately failed, and also examine the competing interests of aircraft manufacturers and airlines.
A truly extraordinary set of circumstances over the past year created a spike in prices. But it is very likely to be just that – a temporary spike, rather than a permanent shift. To understand why, you have to look at the core data.
The sale of an entire housing estate in Co Kildare did not happen by accident. It occurred because of policy choices that the Irish state made over the past eight years – choices that have changed the nature of home ownership and distorted the housing market.
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