The engine behind click-and-collect: “Maybe their bricks-and-mortar presence is their shopfront”
The founders of Clickandcollection.com have been at the coalface of restaurants’ shift to online and “at home”. One year after they were forced to pivot themselves, they are now regrouping to power this new channel for more small businesses – in Ireland and abroad.
7th Apr, 2021 - 3 min read
Irish business dynasties are investing in a discreet start-up with a simple ambition: revolutionise how we watch TV
Towering on Killiney Hill, Mount Eagle was Matt Damon’s rumoured summer residence. It is now home to a mobile app backed by the Tidey, Kilduff, Heffernan and Naji families that wants a slice of your attention while you're watching TV.
7th Apr, 2021 - 4 min read
As Biden confronts Ireland’s tax advantage, Microsoft values its Dublin office at $300bn. What happens next?
The US president's plan would "level the playing field" on corporate tax, making it irrelevant to set its rate anywhere below 21 per cent. This is a challenge, but not all bad news for Ireland, as a reading of Microsoft's latest multi-billion profit posting reveals.
2nd Apr, 2021 - 8 min read
One retail chain, multiple landlords: Foot Locker’s High Court case sets tone for wave of rent disputes
As dozens of commercial tenants and landlords face off in the courts over missed rents during Covid-19 restrictions, one interim judgement has laid the ground rules on relevant evidence from multi-store retailers.
30th Mar, 2021 - 5 min read
Flight risk: how Ryanair is quietly migrating its Irish business to Malta and Poland (and why it’s doing it)
In 2018, the airline’s entire fleet was registered in Ireland. Now this is less than two thirds – and counting. And aircraft registration is just the tip of the iceberg.
19th Mar, 2021 - 14 min read
Reversing time: Aryzta’s $850m North American sale has a taste of 2008
When the Swiss-Irish baking giant was formed 13 years ago, Urs Jordi missed out on the top job. By delivering on his promise to get out of the US, he seeks to get a clean slate – and turn back the clock.
12th Mar, 2021 - 3 min read
Director, adviser, broker, co-investor: McLaughlin’s many Malin mandates
Kyran McLaughlin resigned as Davy’s deputy chairman over his participation in a 2014 bond deal where the firm failed to meet its conflict of interest obligations. At the same time, he was personally investing in companies targeted by a Davy client.
12th Mar, 2021 - 5 min read
In the two years before Covid-19, Coppers paid €68.7m to its owners
Before they knew their night-club would remain closed for over a year, Cathal and Paula Jackson extracted the mountains of cash it had accumulated in preparation for its sale. Then they decided to hold on to the business and are now steering it through a year-long closure.