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'In the real world, a lot comes  down to the performance incentivisation systems. That’s where the rubber hits the road'

'In the real world, a lot comes down to the performance incentivisation systems. That’s where the rubber hits the road'

As dean of the UCD School of Business, Anthony Brabazon’s job is to supply a world-class education to an international student body of 10,000, in a time of huge global uncertainty and tightening university budgets

We like to bring an element of surprise and delight . . . we’re day makers, not transaction takers

We like to bring an element of surprise and delight . . . we’re day makers, not transaction takers

Working in a family-run pharmacy as an intern taught Meagher’s Pharmacy Group director Oonagh O’Hagan lessons about serving customers and communities that she still lives by today

Lord of lunchtime

Lord of lunchtime

Gareth Chambers studied television production, but found himself happiest helping his mother in the family sandwich business. Now he employs more than 300 people making food for customers in Ireland and Britain

Deal helps Applegreen clear British motorway barriers

Deal helps Applegreen clear British motorway barriers

Company says higher debt level is justified in return for ‘jewel in the crown’ motorway service area assets

The companies that last 100 years are the ones that change over time

The companies that last 100 years are the ones that change over time

New Ireland Assurance managing director Michael Murphy is leading the investments and pensions firm into its second century. It generates annual profits of €100 million, but he believes there is still plenty of room to grow

Profile of Richard Caring: For love of Ivy

Profile of Richard Caring: For love of Ivy

The most eagerly awaited restaurant opening in many years in Dublin is just days away and there appears to be a healthy appetite for high-end glitz in the capital with The Ivy Dawson Street reporting thousands of bookings before the new eatery even opens its doors

Growing the Gaeltacht

Growing the Gaeltacht

Údarás na Gaeltachta boss Micheál Ó hÉanaigh has made protecting and promoting the Gaeltacht regions his life’s work. He sees their locations as opportunities to combine modern enterprise with living in some of the most beautiful places on earth

CityJet aims to gain altitude with Spanish airline tie-up

CityJet aims to gain altitude with Spanish airline tie-up

Regional operator aiming for turnover of close to €1 billion; new holding company to have combined fleet of 100 aircraft

Profile of Gareth Southgate: England, his England

Profile of Gareth Southgate: England, his England

England’s 2-1 defeat by Croatia was no huge surprise to those familiar with the respective strengths of the two teams, but it did nothing to dent Southgate’s overnight status as a strong, silent tactical genius

Bitten by the Alltech bug

Bitten by the Alltech bug

Mark Lyons recently took over as president of Alltech, the animal feed and nutrition company founded by his late father Pearse. With sales of over $2 billion and 6,000 employees, Lyons says he’s focused on nurturing creativity and entrepreneurship

The two sides of Ganley

The two sides of Ganley

Declan Ganley, who has spent the last two months digesting the May 26 abortion referendum result, remains a study in contradictions

Made to last

Made to last

At 78, David McMurtry has no intention of slowing down. The Dublin-born inventor and billionaire co-founder of British precision-engineering and technology company Renishaw may have recently handed over the role of chief executive, but he is still to be found heading up the company’s R&D department

IADT to get €30 million digital building

IADT to get €30 million digital building

The president of the the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dr Annie Doona, has called on the government to make a decision on the recommendations contained in the Cassells report on third-level funding

We want to produce great film makers, great designers and great technology graduates

We want to produce great film makers, great designers and great technology graduates

As president of IADT and chair of the Irish Film Board, Dr Annie Doona is championing creativity and the arts in Ireland

Profile of Murdoch MacLennan: The other Murdoch

Profile of Murdoch MacLennan: The other Murdoch

MacLennan will need all of his expertise to deal with INM, whose registered shareholders include three of Ireland’s richest men – billionaires Denis O’Brien, Dermot Desmond and, as of last month, Larry Goodman