Bidders that lost out to developer Johnny Ronan and US investment firm Colony Capital in the race to develop the former Irish Glass Bottle site in Dublin have signalled they remain interested in the project, as the original deadline for concluding a deal passed almost two weeks ago. Joe Brennan has the story.

Also in property, Diageo on Thursday said it had picked Sean Mulryan’s property development company Ballymore to develop part of the Guinness Brewery in Dublin as a new urban centre. Peter Hamilton reports.

The Irish accounting regulator has imposed €122,000 of fines and costs on EisnerAmper Audit and two staff members in Dublin for breaching accounting standards in auditing clients’ books and “modifying” files ahead of authority inspections. Joe Brennan writes that the sanction is the first imposed by the Irish Auditing & Accounting Supervisory Authority (Iaasa) since it assumed direct responsibility in this area in 2016.

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