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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

Profile Eoghan Murphy : His master’s voice

Profile Eoghan Murphy : His master’s voice

Off the ball: Dick Spring on life, sport, business, politics – and James Joyce

Off the ball: Dick Spring on life, sport, business, politics – and James Joyce

It’s been 15 years since Dick Spring last stood for election, but he has never stopped being a politician. Now he’s using his talents to help bring the 2023 Rugby World Cup to Ireland

'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

Greencoat Renewables sees opportunity

Greencoat Renewables sees opportunity

Firm aims to buy out Irish wind farms

‘Ireland is poised to be the corporate hub of European start-ups if it wants to be’

‘Ireland is poised to be the corporate hub of European start-ups if it wants to be’

Entrepreneur Adeo Ressi believes Ireland can be a start-up hub, but that there are too many subsidies for young companies here

There’s been so much hype about distilleries...but the reality is most of them are not going to survive

There’s been so much hype about distilleries...but the reality is most of them are not going to survive

An international legal brawl with Pernod Ricard and the threat of expulsion from the Irish whiskey trade group have done nothing to dent André Levy’s ambitions

The future-proofer?: Julio Portalatin

The future-proofer?: Julio Portalatin

Mercer chief executive has advice about the looming pensions crisis and what to do about it – and how to create a lasting career in a gig economy

Meet the €170 million man: the amazing story of Gerry Barry

Meet the €170 million man: the amazing story of Gerry Barry

During the recession, Barry and his family netted €119 million after selling their currency conversion business. Now the low-profile tycoon has a new venture he believes will be even bigger

I gained a lot of experience of working through my father’s estate. And I got the bug

I gained a lot of experience of working through my father’s estate. And I got the bug

After the death of her father Liam, one of Ireland’s biggest developers, in 2008, Emma Maye battled the banks and Nama to sort through a €649 million legacy debt to come successfully out the other side

The recession and scandals had a direct impact on the amount of money we were graced with from the Irish public

The recession and scandals had a direct impact on the amount of money we were graced with from the Irish public

Growing up in Belfast during the Troubles, Dominic MacSorley was acutely aware of the consequences of violence. The insight proved crucial when he decided to quit his job in a law firm to work with Concern Worldwide

Proving their metal

Proving their metal

Kenmare Resources is sitting on a Mozambiquean mine that holds 140 years’ worth of titanium pigment – a substance used in the making of almost every industrialised product

‘I’ve no idea if Arlene Foster respects me or not...I haven’t time to get distracted by nonsense like that. I’ve a job to do’

‘I’ve no idea if Arlene Foster respects me or not...I haven’t time to get distracted by nonsense like that. I’ve a job to do’

Sinn Féin’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill has a vision for Ireland, one which she says picks up where the work of the late Martin McGuinness left off

If I had billions and Bord na Móna was for sale, would I buy it? For sure I would

If I had billions and Bord na Móna was for sale, would I buy it? For sure I would

He rose to the top of the corporate ladder. Now Mike Quinn wants to make Bord na Móna ‘world class’

The biggest single impact of Brexit will be time. If we can’t move materials quick enough, we might miss a ship

The biggest single impact of Brexit will be time. If we can’t move materials quick enough, we might miss a ship

In the face of challenging conditions, Gary Annett is hoping to grow ship-fitting firm MJM Marine’s revenues to £60m before long – even if he doesn’t have time to enjoy the opulent fruits of his own labours