Regency Hotel's loss rises to €217k after gangland murder, claims for indemnity

After the killing of David Byrne in a shootout at Dublin's Regency Hotel, it's reeling under severe pressure as losses amounted to €217,000. Regency Hotel has applied for indemnity to its insuring company Aviva for over €217,000.

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Election-nervous politicians shout down IAG's Aer Lingus bid

The owner of British Airways is running out of time to secure Ireland's Aer Lingus as questions over its commitment to keep jobs and key Heathrow routes stoke opposition from politicians facing a tough election next year.

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Mainstay Medical raises €18M in Dublin and Paris listing

Dublin, Ireland-based medical startup Mainstay Medical raised €18M as it completed a listing in the Iris Stock Exchange (ISE) to fund the clinical trials for its product in the US and Europe next year.

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Google to shell out $207M for Dublin data center expansion

Mountain View, US-based search giant Google will shell out $207.7 million (€150 million) to expand its data center in Dublin Ireland to beef up its revenue generation through its cloud services.

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Michael Smurfit to invest in Irish farm tech startup Moocall

Irish high-profile investor Michael Smurfit is set to take part in a €750,000 investment to be poured into Dublin, Ireland-based farm tech startup Moocall to alert farmers of calf birth to help them sleep better at night.

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WPP Digital picks up majority stake in UK digital consultancy Cognifide

Dublin, Ireland-based global communications services firm WPP Digital picked up a majority stake in London, UK-based digital consultancy firm Cognifide for an undisclosed sum in a deal that will deliver mutual benefits to both companies.

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Irish oil firm PetroNeft raises $6.7M to fund Russian oilfield development

Dublin, Ireland-based oil exploration firm PetroNeft Resources raised $6.7 million (€4.8 million) in combined share placement and debt facility to support the development of its oilfield in Russia.

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Irish social media startup Eagle Alpha bags $1.5M in angel funding

Dublin, Ireland-based social media analytics startup Eagle Alpha bagged $1.5 million (€1.1 million) in angel funding from former investment banker Emmett Kilduff to develop its product offering and beef up its salesforce.

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Irish drug firm Perrigo picks up Aspen Global products in $51M cash deal

Dublin, Ireland-based over-the-counter (OTC) drug manufacturer Perrigo Company PLC picked up a set of products being marketed in Australia and New Zealand from South African firm Aspen Global Inc in a $51-million cash deal.

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TVC offloads €22.1M stake in Irish broadcaster UTV

Dublin, Ireland-based public investment holding company TVC Holdings offloaded 7.6 million shares in Northern Ireland-based media broadcaster UTV in a deal valued at €22.1 million, reducing its stake from 18% to 10.05%.

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Irish media firm Communicorp snaps up eight stations from Global Radio for £35M

Dublin, Ireland-based media holding firm Communicorp snapped up eight stations from London, UK-based media and publishing holding group Global Radio in a deal valued at £35 million as the latter was forced by the Competition Commission to do so.

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Irish firm Top Level Domain Holdings bags $33M from investors

Dublin, Ireland-based firm Top Level Domain Holdings bagged $33 million in funding from its investors to beef up its bidding power in the upcoming private auctions of new Internet domains.

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Integra picks up DuraSeal product line from Ireland's Covidien

New Jersey, US-based medical device company Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp completed the acquisition of dural repair product lines from Dublin, Ireland-based manufacturer Covidien for an undisclosed sum, to add to its neurosurgery product portfolio.

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KKR invests $100M in Dublin helicopter leasing business

New York, US-based private equity firm KKR Financial Holdings will invest over $100 million in Dublin, Ireland-based helicopter unit of Lease Corporation International (LCI) to support the latter's growth plans.

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News Corp picks up Ireland's social news agency Storyful in $25M deal

New York, US-based media group News Corp has acquired Dublin, Ireland's social news agency Storyful in a deal valued at €18 million ($25 million) to help surface and validate user-generated news online.

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