Margaret O’Brien

Margaret O’Brien

Making a grand exit? Don’t leave anything to chance

Making a grand exit? Don’t leave anything to chance

Many business owners who put their exit on hold because of the economic downturn are only now re-establishing a good trading record. To achieve the optimum exit strategy, planning should begin as early as possible, writes Margaret O’Brien

Corporate transaction sector optimistic despite Brexit

Corporate transaction sector optimistic despite Brexit

Although uncertainty abounds post-Brexit, there is positive sentiment among key players in the co...

A growing trend in business

A growing trend in business

The area of franchising is thriving, with individuals keen to develop as business people within the supportive franchising community, writes Margaret O’Brien

Sherry FitzGerald Countrywide looks west

Sherry FitzGerald Countrywide looks west

Sherry FitzGerald Countrywide is looking to recruit new franchisees in many parts of the country, but particularly along the Wild Atlantic Way

Special status for a special trading relationship

Special status for a special trading relationship

More than €1.2bn in goods and services is traded between Britain and Ireland every week and that relationship will continue post-Brexit, albeit with complications, according to the Irish Exporters Association

Prepare now for the challenges ahead

Prepare now for the challenges ahead

Businesses trading with Britain must be as focused as possible when it comes to meeting the challenges posed by Brexit, according to Katharine Byrne, corporate finance partner with BDO, writes Margaret O’Brien

M&A activity off to a slow start

M&A activity off to a slow start

Brexit has dampened the M&A market. The third quarter 2016 was slow and while the final quart...

Faster resolution for employment law cases

Faster resolution for employment law cases

The Workplace Relations Commission set up in October 2015 has started to make an impact, writes Margaret O’Brien

A helping hand for pension schemes in difficult times

A helping hand for pension schemes in difficult times

Whether a pension scheme is defined benefit or defined contribution, there are equally difficult challenges to be faced

Ireland: the state of our pensions

Ireland: the state of our pensions

James Kavanagh of Trustee Decisions warns of an uncertain future ahead for the Irish pension system, writes Margaret O’Brien

The secret to good corporate governance

The secret to good corporate governance

No longer the preserve of larger companies, good corporate governance is not a box-ticking exercise – it's about doing the right thing, writes Margaret O’Brien

A clear future for Ireland’s blue economy

A clear future for Ireland’s blue economy

We are in a position to be a world leader in ship leasing, help feed the 8 billion people who will need seafood by 2030 and meet the growing demand for fish in China, say experts, writes Margaret O’Brien

MaREI builds bridges

MaREI builds bridges

Since its establishment in 2013, the Marine and Renewable Energy Research, Development and Innovation Centre has developed a wide range of successful partnerships, writes Margaret O’Brien

Understanding the ocean essential for us all

Understanding the ocean essential for us all

More than half the oxygen we breathe comes from the ocean, which regulates our climate and is an important source of food, jobs and opportunities, writes Margaret O’Brien

Maritime development  body at heart of promoting Ireland’s marine industry

Maritime development body at heart of promoting Ireland’s marine industry

The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO), Ireland’s dedicated development, promotional and ...