Business Post

The Business Post (previously The Sunday Business Post) was co-founded by Damien Kiberd, Aileen O'Toole, Frank Fitzgibbon, and James Morrissey in 1989. The paper quickly established itself as an important voice in Irish business and politics, by breaking a number of stories that set the agendas for high-profile tribunals throughout the 1990s.

The paper describes itself as "Ireland's Political, Economic and Financial Newspaper", and has a strong focus on commerce, politics and finance. The Business post is published with a number of supplements including Post Plus (a streamlined Money and Finance section that covers market analysis, personal finance, and investment strategy), The Magazine, (an entertainment and features magazine), and a property supplement. A once-monthly Computers in Business magazine is also included. The newspaper does not have a sports section or letters section.

It is published once a week on Sundays. As of 2023, the paper averaged a per-issue readership of 138,000.

The paper was previously owned by Thomas Crosbie Holdings (TCH). It was then owned by Key Capital, Paul Cooke and staff members (6% equity for staff). It was then owned by Sunrise Media, the shareholders of which include included Key Capital. Enda O’Coineen is the current majority shareholder (57.3%) via his investment company Kilcullen Kapital partners. The remaining shares ae held by Endeavour Fund Investor Nominees Limited (35%) and Swedish family-owned media group Bonnier News Business AB (17.8%).

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Business Post Group Ltd.


Ownership Structure

The Business Post is owned by The Business Post Group Ltd, who in turn, are owned by Kilcullen Kapital Partners Ltd (57.3%), Endeavour Fund Investor Nominees (25%) and Swedish media group Bonnier News (17.8%).
This reflects a recent shift in ownership of the Business Post Group. Until 2022, the company was owned by Enda O'Coinneen (89%) and Irish Studio Media Limited (11%). The involvement of the Bonnier Group, the Swedish media group, from summer 2023 has been well signposted. In July 2023, the Business Post Group Limited notified the Companies Regisration Office that Bonnier had acquired six million shares (then 17.8% of all shares) in the company. However, between August 2022 and July 2023 another company, Endeavour Fund Investor Nominees Limited owned by financier Derek Butler, also built a stake in the company (25%) buying out Irish Studio Media's stake in its entirety as well as addiitonal shares from Enda O'Coineen.

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Damien Kiberd

As well as being a co-founder, Damien Kiberd initially worked as the editor for The Sunday Business post from 1989 until 2001. He was previously the business editor of The Irish Press and the Sunday Tribune, and presented lunchtime shows on Newstalk and 4FM (Now Irelands Classic Hits Radio).

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Sarah Murphy

As well as being the current CEO of The Business Post, Sarah Murphy has been the CEO of the Business Post Group Experiences Pillar (operating as iQuest Ltd & Business Post LIVE) since 2019.
From 2011 – 2018 she held a number of positions at the Irish Post in London, including Marketing and Advertising Executive, Marketing Manager, Commercial Manager, and Director of Commercial Operations. From 2019 to 2022 she was the CEO of Irish Hospitality Global.
She is a member of a number of boards, including WorkEqual, BITA, Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, and the Business Post Group. She is also a member of the Development Committee for Barretstown.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Daniel McConnell

Was the political editor of the Irish Examiner since 2015, and previously worked as group political correspondent and chief reporter at Independent News and Media (now Mediahuis Ireland), between 2006 and 2015. He has also worked at the Irish Times and the Sunday Times. He is a regular commentator on Irish television and radio, he has also served as a stand-in presenter on Today FM’s Last Word with Matt Cooper.His 2016 book Hell At the Gates, published by Mercier Press, covered the downfall of the Brian Cowen government and was a national best seller.


Post Publications Limited

Second Floor, Block B

The Merrion Centre

Merrion Road

Dublin D04 H2H4


Telephone: +353 (0) 1 602600




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The readership data is taken from Kantar TGI 2023.

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