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Minding their businesses: The Buckleys on steakhouses, staffing and succession

Minding their businesses: The Buckleys on steakhouses, staffing and succession

The Buckley family’s empire of restaurants and pubs is now expanding westwards, and that’s not the end of the story

Critical Healthcare co-founder bangs the drum for the midlands

Critical Healthcare co-founder bangs the drum for the midlands

'There’s no need for everybody to be moving off to coastal cities and saying I need to live in Galway or Dublin. The midlands are a great place to live', says Anne Cusack

Artists need the support of business, but we need to give artists more time to be artists

Artists need the support of business, but we need to give artists more time to be artists

Noelle Campbell-Sharp is an artist with a head for business, and the famous Cill Rialaig retreat just one example of her visionary thinking

'Credit unions must go bigger'

'Credit unions must go bigger'

The credit union sector is facing a difficult few years ahead, but Savvi boss Robert Cooper believes the future lies in community banks

Jordan: The comeback

Jordan: The comeback

Jordan Peele has been widely acclaimed as a horror movie auteur, an influential commentator on US race relations and a natural heir to cinematic icons such as Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg

GoFundMe chief: Irish ‘are top of the giving parade’

GoFundMe chief: Irish ‘are top of the giving parade’

Rob Solomon describes this country as ‘a fast-growing market’ for the hugely successful crowdfunding platform he leads

The art hunter: Tanya Baxter

The art hunter: Tanya Baxter

Art consultant and gallery owner Tanya Baxter grew up in Waterford and now clocks up thousands of airmiles travelling to the world’s top art events and selecting art for international clients

We want people to eat a piece of Gubbeen when they sit down to watch a box set

We want people to eat a piece of Gubbeen when they sit down to watch a box set

With their Dunnes Stores tie-in providing major momentum, the Sheridan brothers’ cheese business is thriving, and their main competition these days is tortilla chips and Maltesers

Profile of Ray Kelvin: Real Ted’s rise and fall

Profile of Ray Kelvin: Real Ted’s rise and fall

Until recently, most profiles of Kelvin were happy to describe him as quirky, eccentric or simply a maverick

The Cork brewery going gluten-free

The Cork brewery going gluten-free

For Don O’Leary and Gordon Lucey of gluten-free brewery 9 White Deer, it’s not just about making the beers they like personally, but also the ones that people will buy

Space woman: Sarah Bourke of Skytek

Space woman: Sarah Bourke of Skytek

Sarah Bourke has put Skytek’s paperless reference system onto the International Space Station. Now a major deal with insurance giant Aon will allow the worldwide tracking of marine assets

‘I’m a bit of a horseaholic’

‘I’m a bit of a horseaholic’

Tim O’Driscoll’s maiden voyage at Cheltenham a year ago ended in failure, but this time he’s hopeful that his brilliant young horse Dinons can be one of the stars of the festival

'It is my dream job': Fáilte Ireland chief Paul Kelly

'It is my dream job': Fáilte Ireland chief Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly played a key role in the creation of a much-loved Guinness Christmas TV ad and the rebranding of the national stadium. Now he’s the man charged with growing tourist numbers for Fáilte Ireland

Operation Transformation: How the right policy can set urban development free

Operation Transformation: How the right policy can set urban development free

Among developers, Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore group is one of the heavyweights, particularly across the water in London. In this interview, managing director John Mulryan describes the challenges and opportunities the sector poses at present

Big shows keep docklands venue humming, but Brexit a worry

Big shows keep docklands venue humming, but Brexit a worry

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre filled a Broadway-shaped gap in Dublin, says its general manager Stephen Faloon. And the roaring success of Les Mis, among other big productions, shows it’s hitting the mark