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Profile Bill Ackman: Falling short

Profile Bill Ackman: Falling short

The hedge fund manager has taken a billion-dollar bet against Herbalife, the gigantic US nutritional supplements company

Hitting it off on Off The Rails

Hitting it off on Off The Rails

Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney had never met before the RTÉ show. The rest - including their own clothing line, Lennon Courtney - is Irish fashion history

Time with a Guinness

Time with a Guinness

Edward Iveagh, the inheritor of the Guinness brewing fortune, on his clan’s storied history, his unusual business interests, and the prize Irish assets he has his eye on

Glanbia ventures into pastures new

Glanbia ventures into pastures new

Now it has moved away from its co-op origins, Glanbia can focus on developing global business, according to chief executive Siobhán Talbot

'The characters make the hotel, and by God we’ve some characters'

'The characters make the hotel, and by God we’ve some characters'

Renowned for its traditional charm, country music, weddings and carveries, Harvey’s Point Hotel in Donegal has carved out a niche for itself

What you’re in today might not be what you’re doing in five years

What you’re in today might not be what you’re doing in five years

For Nicola Byrne, founder of 11890 directory enquiries, any business setback is nothing more than a reason to clamber back up on the horse again

Restaurateurs 'still dealing with legacy of downturn'

Restaurateurs 'still dealing with legacy of downturn'

Ahead of the unveiling of the revamped Legal Eagle pub with business partner Brian Montague, Elaine Murphy reflects on a demanding yet rewarding business

“The loyalists came back and blew it up . . . Thank God, we were not living in it”

“The loyalists came back and blew it up . . . Thank God, we were not living in it”

The former chief executive of Boylesports has recalled how his family came face to face with paramilitary violence during the Troubles

If you have to be selling something, aren’t holidays a wonderful thing to be selling?

If you have to be selling something, aren’t holidays a wonderful thing to be selling?

At just 31, Tanya Airey took the helm of Sunway Travel. Since then, the family business has gone from strength to strength

'Local entrepreneurs who have a love and a belief in their town will lead their town forward'

'Local entrepreneurs who have a love and a belief in their town will lead their town forward'

His long and storied spell in the newspaper business came to an end in acrimonious circumstances. Now Brian Nerney is looking to the future

Charities watchdog wants more transparency

Charities watchdog wants more transparency

A succession of financial scandals has hurt confidence in Irish charities – something which Charities Regulator John Farrelly wants to put right

Profile: Oisin Fanning

Profile: Oisin Fanning

Oil’s well that ends well

Amazon changed shopping, iTunes changed music, but nobody had really changed banking

Amazon changed shopping, iTunes changed music, but nobody had really changed banking

As the founder of Starling Bank, former AIB chief operating officer Anne Boden has challenged the traditional banking model in Britain. Now she’s preparing the bank’s entry into the Irish current account market

Maurice Kettyle interview: 'We’ve had BSE, we’ve had foot and mouth, now we have Brexit'

Maurice Kettyle interview: 'We’ve had BSE, we’ve had foot and mouth, now we have Brexit'

Ask the managing director of Kettyle Irish Foods what he does for a living, and he’ll reply that he controls water. But that’s only one of the steps required to create some of the tastiest beef in the country

'Nama has done too much harm to stop it now. Let it finish the job'

'Nama has done too much harm to stop it now. Let it finish the job'

He was once one of Ireland’s largest housebuilders but, fearing a bubble, he got out of the game in 2004. In an exclusive interview, Joe Tiernan lays out his blueprint for fixing the property sector