Graham Clifford

Graham Clifford

Learn to switch off and power down

Learn to switch off and power down

Whether it’s staying up late to receive office emails on your smartphone or being woken early by young children, a lack of sleep can increase stress and have a serious effect on your health

Prepare and focus to succeed

Prepare and focus to succeed

Getting back to basics will help us cope with our busy lives, according to Neil O’Brien, a coach, author and motivational speaker. Graham Clifford reports

Taking a holistic approach

Taking a holistic approach

Companies must learn to look after their staff, and that includes recognising mental health issues, writes Graham Clifford

Cork primed for rejuvenation as cranes dot the city skyline

Cork primed for rejuvenation as cranes dot the city skyline

Kevin Butler of Deloitte tells Graham Clifford about how the revitalisation of Cork city centre has gathered steam in recent times, with the visual evidence everywhere

Cork Chamber of Commerce celebrates a city growing steadily in confidence

Cork Chamber of Commerce celebrates a city growing steadily in confidence

Flourishng financial services, a vibrant jobs market, growing tourism and more investment in sustainable building are all turning Cork into a premier destination for business, writes Graham Clifford

Council holds keys to the city

Council holds keys to the city

Cork City Council is determined to capitalise on the city’s planned boundary extension with a vision for a smarter, greener and ultimately more pleasant place to live

Only decisive action will ease the property squeeze

Only decisive action will ease the property squeeze

Ahead of its annual conference, Property Industry Ireland director Dr David Duffy reviews the challenges the sector faces, writes Graham Clifford

Optimising data to aid planning processes

Optimising data to aid planning processes

IBM’s Dr Mary Keeling on why the quality of information is only as good as tools used to analyse it, writes Graham Clifford

The many pitfalls of making plans for Ireland

The many pitfalls of making plans for Ireland

A little over a decade ago, a new phrase entered the national narrative in relation to planning p...

Denmark leads the way in city living

Denmark leads the way in city living

Irish architect Mick Forde Bradley believes urban living, Danish-style, could be the solution for Ireland’s future

The possibilities are there - just grasp them

The possibilities are there - just grasp them

Willie O’Byrne, chairman of Retail Ireland, believes that the sector’s future looks bright despite a myriad of challenges, writes Graham Clifford

High-flyer Taylor says customers hold key to success

High-flyer Taylor says customers hold key to success

Hamish Taylor, an award-winning chief executive, will tell the inaugural Retail Ireland annual lunch in Dublin’s Conrad Hotel why customers are key

Future looks rosy as international retailers eagerly eye Irish market

Future looks rosy as international retailers eagerly eye Irish market

We, unlike many of our European neighbours, have a growing population with a relatively high level of disposable income

Marketing expert urges retailers to think big online

Marketing expert urges retailers to think big online

Roisin Woods, digital marketing and ecommerce consultant, believes that now is an opportune time for retailers of all sizes to innovate and rethink their business models with a view to their online customer base

Retail Ireland hopes to boost sector as employment option

Retail Ireland hopes to boost sector as employment option

While the retail sector has undergone incredible transformation in recent decades it is still one heavily dependent on human skills and abilities for interaction