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Sunday Interview: Lisa and Vanessa Creaven, founders of Spotlight Oral Care

Sunday Interview: Lisa and Vanessa Creaven, founders of Spotlight Oral Care

Galway dentists Lisa and Vanessa Creaven’s company, Spotlight Oral Care, ships its dental products to 15 countries. Sales are expected to reach €7.5 million in 2020

Sunday Interview: Gayle Bowen of Pinsent Masons

Sunday Interview: Gayle Bowen of Pinsent Masons

Gayle Bowen, head of office, Pinsent Masons Ireland, has twice started out from scratch to set up international law firms coming to Dublin

The Sunday Interview: Ray Coyne of Dublin Bus

The Sunday Interview: Ray Coyne of Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus chief executive Ray Coyne is more than ready for the challenge of introducing the ambitious and controversial BusConnects public transport strategy for the capital

It’s all about me, not We: Profile of Adam Neumann

It’s all about me, not We: Profile of Adam Neumann

Neumann really loves tequila, and he’s also a big fan of weed

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

Brexit’s mastermind: Profile of Dominic Cummings

Brexit’s mastermind: Profile of Dominic Cummings

His public utterances suggest an unexpected contempt for politicians. He appears to tolerate them only to reach the levers of power with which he is obsessed, and where he believes that he can effect much-needed change