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This year
Why a former €98m company's poor fortunes could prove painful for Ireland's stock exchange
Paul O’Donoghue takes a look at HealthBeacon’s rollercoaster journey.
Why Ireland’s official housing targets are (probably) way off the mark
The way the Government comes up with its targets may not hold up well under scrutiny.
Is Ireland once again a 'Treasure Island' for supermarkets?
In 2013, TDs wondered if there was truth behind the rumour that Tesco called Ireland, ‘Treasure Island’.
Analysis: Corporate profits must also be taken into account when discussing inflation
Cost-of-living: Average year-on-year costs of milk and sliced bread rises by 24% and 13%
All time
Starbucks has faced almost no penalty for opening stores without planning approval
Two councils are taking legal action against the coffee giant, but things are moving slowly.
'I went from working in a flash office in Dublin to a laneway in Ennis. It was a shock'
As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Limerick telecoms infrastructure firm 4Site.
The head of the last National Broadband Plan bidder has suddenly resigned
Conal Henry has stepped down as the CEO of Enet.
A huge investment firm has taken control of Ireland's biggest hotel
Tetrarch Capital will now fully own the Citywest.
Why councils will soon be fining themselves for owning vacant housing sites
The vacant sites levy was introduced to free up land for homes.
Profits have soared at Ireland's biggest private landlord as rents climb
Ires REIT has a portfolio of nearly 2,500 apartments, most of which are in Dublin.
'I took over a business that two people spent 10 years building. It was emotional'
As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Dublin firm Cogs & Marvel.
'Cheap political point-scoring' could hinder Permanent TSB's huge loan sale
Analysts say the state-owned bank may get less money than expected.
A major US fund is selling more than 100 apartments in Cork city
Most of the ‘City Square’ complex is expected to sell for about €30m.
The company behind Bulmers is having big problems selling cider in the US
C&C’s distribution deal with the Pabst Brewing Company has come to an end.
A major Dublin-based insurance firm has been banned from issuing new policies
CBL Insurance has about 12,500 customers throughout Europe.
Irish bookmakers have offloaded their gambling site set up to rival Paddy Power
Independent bookies launched the loss-making Betpack in a bid to match bigger competitors.
'It will be world class': Omniplex has bought the long-vacant Longford shopping centre
The cinema group is hoping to breathe life into the complex.
The long-awaited Dart Underground looks to have been delayed again
Plans to build the tunnel were first proposed over 40 years ago.
A huge UK private equity firm has snapped up a wealthy Irish software company
Pollen Street Capital has bought Vision Blue Solutions.
'Running a business at 63, your notions of conquering the world tend to disappear'
As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Cork firm Hallisey & Partners.
Two brothers building apartments on Bray's seafront have shared a multimillion-euro payday
Brian and Gerard Freney own the well-known Star Leisure arcade.
Irish house prices have soared again and people's wages can't keep up
The cost of a home is up by more than 12% in the last year.
Fallon & Byrne is opening a fancy new food hall in Dundrum Town Centre
The outlet will anchor a new development at Ireland’s biggest shopping centre.
Here's what we know so far about the plan to sell Ireland's oldest stockbroker
Goodbody looks like it will be snapped up by a Chinese buyer in a €100m deal.
Whatever happened to... a €180m plan to regenerate a troubled Dublin flat complex?
Developer Bernard McNamara was to rebuild the O’Devaney Gardens during the boom.
'We can't afford to give a pub €5,000': Craft producers hit out at exclusive drinks deals
Many craft drinks producers say sweeteners offered by big companies are locking them out.
A huge French company is taking over one of Ireland's biggest recruitment firms
Dublin-based Sigmar is the third-biggest staffing outfit in the country.
Why this tech professional left a multinational to become a Mayo hypnotherapist
As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Castlebar broadband firm Westnet.
Donabate residents are fighting a plan to build 'overbearing' three-storey apartment blocks
Prominent developer McGarrell Reilly wants to build over 250 homes in north Dublin.
Dozens of developers are fighting to keep their lands off the vacant sites list
The measure was set up to stop land hoarding and free up sites for housing.
'You could be offered €100,000 - it's big money': Pubs reveal drinks firms' exclusive deals
Heineken has already been accused of using its clout to squeeze out rivals.
The firm behind the controversy magnet White Moose Cafe has raked in nearly €100,000
Manager Paul Stenson is currently in the midst of a spat with a blogger.
US private equity giant Oaktree has snapped up Tallaght's Square shopping centre
The centre is planning a major expansion after winning a court battle with Dunnes Stores.
'I put on my brother's second-hand suit and knocked on doors to get my first job'
As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile
'I'm careful with my words': Conor Skehan stands by his 'gaming the system' comments
The chair of Ireland’s Housing Agency is one of the government’s top advisors.
John Delaney's furniture business has tumbled further into the red
The FAI boss is the biggest shareholder in Tipperary-based Gerfurn.
The Irish taxpayer will pick up the tab for bust Setanta Insurance
The total cost of the claims could be in the region of €90m.
The famous 'Jonathan Swift' ferry that runs from Dublin to Holyhead is being sold
Irish Continental Group is offloading the vessel for over €15m.
Two building giants battling over pyrite 'should make sure homeowners are paid first'
Ballymore Group is suing Ireland’s biggest company, CRH.
One of Ireland's wealthiest families is building a leisure centre on the Wexford seafront
Two other local operators have been accused of trying to stall the plan.
Competition officials are virtually powerless to police a €700m car loan market
The UK is worried about sub-prime lending in the industry, so Ireland is taking a closer look.