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Still in the game: Charlie Chawke

Still in the game: Charlie Chawke

After surviving the recession, publican Charlie Chawke is now running nine hostelries and planning to expand his own local, the Goat. But he still carries a debt burden from his 2005 purchase of the Orchard in Rathfarnham for €22 million

We started the business debt-free and we are still debt-free. We’ll take all the cash we generate and put it back into the business

We started the business debt-free and we are still debt-free. We’ll take all the cash we generate and put it back into the business

David Collins and his business partner, David Byrne, launched Great National Hotels and Resorts in the teeth of the last recession. Almost a decade on, they’re not just surviving, but thriving

Profile of David McCourt: The Irish connection

Profile of David McCourt: The Irish connection

Who is the man seeking to spearhead the biggest piece of national connectivity infrastructure since electrification, bringing high speed broadband to 540,000 homes and businesses in areas of critical need around Ireland?

Brand on the run

Brand on the run

Last month it emerged that Cristiano Ronaldo was the subject of an allegation of rape being investigated by police in Los Angeles. He has denied any wrongdoing, but the questions continue to circle around the Portuguese player

The Re-Start: Isa Nacewa

The Re-Start: Isa Nacewa

A life can change course in a matter of minutes. Isa Nacewa knows that as well as anyone. His turning point came in 2003, during the Rugby World Cup

Europa Hotel owner backs second Brexit referendum

Europa Hotel owner backs second Brexit referendum

Howard Hastings, who runs seven successful hotels in the North, sees the British vote to leave the EU as a ‘monumental folly’

Adjusting to the new normal

Adjusting to the new normal

The economy might be growing, but investment by Irish companies is still 30 per cent below what it should be, Bank of Ireland’s Michael Lauhoff tells Ian Guider

Building on family tradition: Elliot behind new €30m hotel

Building on family tradition: Elliot behind new €30m hotel

Flying the Blue flag

Flying the Blue flag

Ciarán Mulligan has thoroughly enjoyed the 14 years he has spent building up Blue Insurance from a bright idea into a €70 million business

The race of his life: Eddie Jordan

The race of his life: Eddie Jordan

Motorsport was a drug for Jordan. His harking back to it and his ongoing TV work suggest he’s nowhere near ready to go cold turkey yet

I’m as hungry now as I was 35 years ago when I started the business, all I can see is opportunity

I’m as hungry now as I was 35 years ago when I started the business, all I can see is opportunity

It has taken Michael Burke more than three decades to build up generic medicine maker Chanelle into a multimilion-euro business, but at 70 he has no plans to call it a day just yet

Legal watchdog chief defends delays

Legal watchdog chief defends delays

Eyebrows have been raised at the slow pace set by the new Legal Services Regulatory Authority, but its chief executive Brian Doherty is happy to take his time to get things absolutely right

Vietnam drinks giant targeting Ireland for its European launch

Vietnam drinks giant targeting Ireland for its European launch

'What people forget is that film is very definitely a business'

'What people forget is that film is very definitely a business'

Gráinne Humphreys, director of the Dublin International FIlm Festival, strives to make the event as culturally enriching and enjoyable as possible without ever losing sight of the bottom line

Profile of Tedcastle Holdings: A TOP-drawer deal

Profile of Tedcastle Holdings: A TOP-drawer deal

If you want to follow the real action in Ireland’s mergers and acquisitions scene, look no further than the humble petrol station