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The Sunday Interview: Colette Twomey of Clonakilty Food Co

The Sunday Interview: Colette Twomey of Clonakilty Food Co

In the 14 years since her husband’s death, Colette Twomey has had to learn to trust her own instincts in running their food business

Best intentions: A profile of Ireland's captain

Best intentions: A profile of Ireland's captain

Like it or not, the Irish rugby captain’s personal struggles mirror the challenge the entire squad now faces. For him, for them, the fear is that the World Cup has arrived 12 months too late

Sunday Interview: Conall O’Halloran, president of Chartered Accountants Ireland

Sunday Interview: Conall O’Halloran, president of Chartered Accountants Ireland

The new president of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Conall O’Halloran, is aware of the reputational damage that lingers from recent scandals and is keen to stress that an audit firm’s duty is to the public, not to its clients

The Sunday Interview: Nick Munier on restaurants and resilience

The Sunday Interview: Nick Munier on restaurants and resilience

Restaurateur Nick Munier’s career has been a rollercoaster, with highs including starting the successful Pichet restaurant and appearing on Masterchef and lows such as the ill-fated Avenue venture. Now he’s back with Le Perroquet, a French-style bistro

Meet me in the middle: Kieran Mulvey on Ryanair and unions

Meet me in the middle: Kieran Mulvey on Ryanair and unions

A hardened veteran of industrial relations talks, Kieran Mulvey has his hands full brokering a solution to the bitter dispute between Ryanair and its pilots over pay

Teenage rampage: Billie Eilish profiled

Teenage rampage: Billie Eilish profiled

From producing homemade music in her bedroom with her brother, Eilish has risen to become one of the most influential new artists in the world today

Ergo founder John Purdy has €100m milestone on his mind

Ergo founder John Purdy has €100m milestone on his mind

John Purdy got his start in the messy business of printer cartridge recycling. Nearly 40 years later, after much canny diversifying and hard graft, his original company Ergo is now nearing the €100 million revenue per year mark

Crisp and cool: Seamus Fitzpatrick profile

Crisp and cool: Seamus Fitzpatrick profile

The 52-year-old millionaire co-founder of investment group CapVest has amassed a treasure trove of successful brands across the group’s various portfolios, including household names such as Jacob’s, Batchelors, Odlums and Kelkin

The Sunday Interview: Retailer of the year Jean McCabe

The Sunday Interview: Retailer of the year Jean McCabe

Jean McCabe left college to set up her first boutique in Ennis and made it a success, despite the near-fatal error of stocking €1,000 jeans on the eve of the crash. As deputy head of Retail Excellence, she wants to create a town centre renaissance

Sunday Interview: EPA head sees Storm Ophelia as 'tipping point'

Sunday Interview: EPA head sees Storm Ophelia as 'tipping point'

Laura Burke, director general of the Environmental Protection Agency, sees Storm Ophelia in 2017 as the weather event that switched Irish people’s attitude to climate change from indifference to red alert

Open season: R&A commercial director Neil Armit on the future of golf

Open season: R&A commercial director Neil Armit on the future of golf

As the Open, finally back in Portrush, concludes today, Neil Armit of the R&A has much to celebrate – not least his plan to attract more women and girls to golf

A friend in low places: Profile of Jeffrey Epstein

A friend in low places: Profile of Jeffrey Epstein

Epstein made rare appearances in the social columns, but that all changed in September 2002 following a headline-grabbing tour of Aids treatment sites in Africa

Nick Leeson: The man who fell to Earth

Nick Leeson: The man who fell to Earth

Galway-based Nick Leeson now gets paid to retell the story of how his rogue trading brought down Barings Bank. But he insists his values have changed

Sunday Interview: Feargal O'Rourke, managing partner at PwC

Sunday Interview: Feargal O'Rourke, managing partner at PwC

Feargal O’Rourke’s family is steeped in politics but, as he begins his second term as managing partner at PwC, he has no regrets about following a different path

Sunday Interview: Nicholas Butcher, managing partner of Maples & Calder Ireland

Sunday Interview: Nicholas Butcher, managing partner of Maples & Calder Ireland

Maples & Calder is doing very well out of the upsurge in Irish funds, but its managing partner Nicholas Butcher dismisses suggestions that the industry’s current success is built on sand