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A dividend machine: Why the Musgrave Group is the gift that keeps giving

The Cork retail giant is one of Ireland’s most successful family business. And that success has allowed it to pay out handsome dividends to its shareholder each year, according to new data.

Goodbody’s latest results are for 2018. From revenues to Covid supports, here is how the broker has performed since then

Goodbody Stockbrokers was one of the many firms to avail of the wage subsidy scheme for a period. As it negotiates with AIB over a potential buyout, how has the broker been performing?

Game on: Virgin Media launches legal action against Eir in dispute over Covid-postponed sporting events

Virgin Media is taking Eir to court in a dispute over unpaid fees for sports broadcasts. At issue is whether Virgin should be liable for the postponement of sporting events.

“We wanted to go international”: healthy snacks brand takes on the world via Boyne Valley

The co-founders of Cali Cali reveal how they linked up with their new global distributor – and acquired a new investor in the bargain.

Jackie Lavin, the US specialist car financier and the High Court action

At the tail end of the recession, Jackie Lavin and her partner Bill Cullen launched a new car dealership in west Dublin. It later collapsed and Lavin is now being called to account over an alleged credit deal.

Deutsche Bank has quietly built a €700m Irish property empire. Now it’s going to court do defend it

DWS is suing Gap and Champion Sports over missed rent as their stores remain closed, but the German landlord is not put off investing in Ireland: it has poured over half a billion euro into Dublin property in the past year alone.

After surviving insolvency, CityJet is now battling another adversary: the Irish tax system

The Irish airline CityJet is challenging a provision within the Irish tax code that it says drives staff costs up by a third. Without a swift change, the airline says the logical solution is to decamp from Ireland. But will the government back down?

Mercury Engineering’s 2019 results: the rare Irish company that’s killing it in foreign markets

In 2019, Mercury Engineering achieved something few Irish firms do — it succeeded in Europe.

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A Beginners Guide to Financial Markets: Part 2 – Diversification & Portfolio Theory

In the first part of this series, I dealt with the Asset Risk spectrum. Today, I want to go further and delve into portfolio theory and the benefits of diversification.

Accenture’s Alastair Blair: Snatching opportunity from the jaws of adversity

Alastair Blair, country managing director of Accenture and president of Ibec, argues that there is an opportunity for stakeholders in government, industry and education to come together and re-define Ireland in this new digital era.

Mind the credibility gap: NPHET, lockdown and Level 5

NPHET is technically an advisory body but it has chosen to position itself in a leadership role. It now needs to demonstrate a credible claim to that leadership by providing a clear pathway out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Dáil discount: why every €1 worth of Hibernia REIT offices trades for 72¢

Hibernia REIT's earnings, released yesterday, give the clearest view we have on the health of the commercial property market. The company is riding out Covid pretty well, but there are questions over its long-term future.

Workers and shoppers have been moving. Now it’s the turn of commercial property investors

First, there was anecdotal evidence that the pandemic-induced acceleration of trends towards remote working and online retail would reshape the commercial property market. Now hard figures are emerging in a number of international locations.

A Beginners Guide to Financial Markets: Part 1- The Asset Risk Spectrum

With Irish deposit rates going negative and deposit sizes going skyward, many people are now looking to build their own portfolio - the success of Robinhood shows the demand for personal investing. In a series of pieces starting today, I want to help people through the process.

As a gift to future generations, the government should borrow €30bn for a mental health plan

It is easy to chart the physical results of Covid-19. But when it comes to mental illness, there is no barometer or gauge. The next generation will be paying for the financial cost of this crisis, and we owe it to them to help prevent decades of mental health issues.

Stephen Kinsella

We don’t lack for plans. But we do lack systems to implement them

There are a lot of strategies. Why do so few of them seem to be remembered, or thought of, after they are announced? We need serious thinking on the mechanisms of service delivery into the future, and no, we won’t need a strategy for that.