Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy is Money Editor at The Sunday Business Post. A qualified financial adviser, she manages the newspaper’s Money Plus section, and reports on personal finance. She has a degree in economics & finance from UCD, and a masters in journalism from DCU. Her first book, Megan and the Money Tree, which is designed to teach children about money, was published in 2011.

The peace of a yoga break

The peace of a yoga break

Amy and Paul (30s). A couple’s yoga break in Ireland or abroad. THE CANDIDATES: THE CHALLENGE:

Bringing elite air travel to Ireland for first time

Bringing elite air travel to Ireland for first time

Irish customers can travel like George W Bush and the pope thanks to a new business set up by a Shannon-based entrepreneur.

Family businesses ‘backbone of the economy’

Family businesses ‘backbone of the economy’

The challenges facing the family business sector came under the spotlight at the second Irish Family Business conference, held on Friday at University College Cork.

Learning the trade from the bottom up

Learning the trade from the bottom up

Keith Hollingsworth has spent most of his life in shops. His mother owned a fabric and interiors shop and Hollingsworth spent much of his youth ‘‘hanging around’’, learning the trade from the bottom up.

So you want to sumo wrestle

So you want to sumo wrestle

A distinctive form of wrestling, and Japan’s national sport. What it is:

Five things to do in Athens

Five things to do in Athens

The sprawling hub of Greece spans a massive 165 square miles and is home to almost four million people. In a nutshell:

Waterford start-up launches new mobile internet product

Waterford start-up launches new mobile internet product

A new mobile software firm has been spun out of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) with €500,000 in backing.

Accounting for online future of business

Accounting for online future of business

Martin Langedijk believes the future of accounting is on the internet.

Book it: Deals of the week

Book it: Deals of the week

Sousse, on the east coast of Tunisia about two hours from Tunis, is a colourful city with modern amenities, a rich history and a wide range of shops for anyone looking for a little retail therapy. UNDER €340:

So you want to learn to fly

So you want to learn to fly

Putting in the hours behind the controls of a private plane to achieve a private pilot’s licence (PPL). What it is:

Five things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Five things to do in Cesky Krumlov

This jewel of Bohemia is located about 180 kilometres south of Prague in the Czech Republic. In a nutshell:

Book it: Deals of the week

Book it: Deals of the week

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Holiday Clinic: Spa visit for a birthday treat

Holiday Clinic: Spa visit for a birthday treat

Niamh (33) and Ann (59). A short break in a spa resort in Europe for a mother and daughter. THE CANDIDATES: THE CHALLENGE:

Ireland playing catch-up in war on drugs

Ireland playing catch-up in war on drugs

Ireland’s drugs problems should have been tackled 20 years ago, according to the Minister of State at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Noel Ahern.

Reaching for a better future

Reaching for a better future

Irish crane company Mantis Cranes is the only manufacturer of self-erecting cranes in Ireland and Britain.