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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

The presidency: Are you right there, Michael?

The presidency: Are you right there, Michael?

When Higgins ran for president in 2011, he secured more than a million votes and promised that he would serve only one seven-year term

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

Approach to housebuilding  ‘could wreck Irish communities’

Approach to housebuilding ‘could wreck Irish communities’

The head of the Housing Agency, John O’Connor, says the state must assert itself more to make development happen

Profile Michael and Danny Healy-Rae: Holding the fort

Profile Michael and Danny Healy-Rae: Holding the fort

As well as being successful vote-getters, they have also built up their own mini property and business empire, writes Michael Brennan

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

A young man in a hurry: Eoghan Murphy

A young man in a hurry: Eoghan Murphy

Murphy envisions the state building houses, going high rise within Dublin’s canals and, long-term, discussing how to pay for water infrastructure

Varadkar taking the Haughey approach to power, says Howlin

Varadkar taking the Haughey approach to power, says Howlin

The Taoiseach's actions in his first few weeks of office have 'diluted' the cabinet system, the Labour leader says

“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