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'Credit unions must go bigger'

'Credit unions must go bigger'

The credit union sector is facing a difficult few years ahead, but Savvi boss Robert Cooper believes the future lies in community banks

Profile of Clare Daly: Left turn to Europe

Profile of Clare Daly: Left turn to Europe

She is a formidable politician who is respected in Leinster House for her long-running campaigns and her willingness to engage with people from a variety of political backgrounds

Flanagan says insurers are ‘profiteering’

Flanagan says insurers are ‘profiteering’

The Minister for Justice admits the insurance industry’s practices warrant investigation, but the judicial council needed to bring in new award guidelines will not be set up this year

Jordan: The comeback

Jordan: The comeback

Jordan Peele has been widely acclaimed as a horror movie auteur, an influential commentator on US race relations and a natural heir to cinematic icons such as Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg

GoFundMe chief: Irish ‘are top of the giving parade’

GoFundMe chief: Irish ‘are top of the giving parade’

Rob Solomon describes this country as ‘a fast-growing market’ for the hugely successful crowdfunding platform he leads

The art hunter: Tanya Baxter

The art hunter: Tanya Baxter

Art consultant and gallery owner Tanya Baxter grew up in Waterford and now clocks up thousands of airmiles travelling to the world’s top art events and selecting art for international clients

‘Both sides of story are wrong and are damaging insurance’

‘Both sides of story are wrong and are damaging insurance’

Legislation to tackle ‘compo culture’ will be joined by new Garda structure to tackle fraudulent claims

We want people to eat a piece of Gubbeen when they sit down to watch a box set

We want people to eat a piece of Gubbeen when they sit down to watch a box set

With their Dunnes Stores tie-in providing major momentum, the Sheridan brothers’ cheese business is thriving, and their main competition these days is tortilla chips and Maltesers

Profile of Ray Kelvin: Real Ted’s rise and fall

Profile of Ray Kelvin: Real Ted’s rise and fall

Until recently, most profiles of Kelvin were happy to describe him as quirky, eccentric or simply a maverick

The Cork brewery going gluten-free

The Cork brewery going gluten-free

For Don O’Leary and Gordon Lucey of gluten-free brewery 9 White Deer, it’s not just about making the beers they like personally, but also the ones that people will buy

Space woman: Sarah Bourke of Skytek

Space woman: Sarah Bourke of Skytek

Sarah Bourke has put Skytek’s paperless reference system onto the International Space Station. Now a major deal with insurance giant Aon will allow the worldwide tracking of marine assets

‘I’m a bit of a horseaholic’

‘I’m a bit of a horseaholic’

Tim O’Driscoll’s maiden voyage at Cheltenham a year ago ended in failure, but this time he’s hopeful that his brilliant young horse Dinons can be one of the stars of the festival

Profile of Chuka Umunna: An independent streak

Profile of Chuka Umunna: An independent streak

Since Jeremy Corbyn’s rise to the leadership of the Labour Party, however, Umunna’s centrist, pro-EU principles have gone increasingly out of fashion

'It is my dream job': Fáilte Ireland chief Paul Kelly

'It is my dream job': Fáilte Ireland chief Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly played a key role in the creation of a much-loved Guinness Christmas TV ad and the rebranding of the national stadium. Now he’s the man charged with growing tourist numbers for Fáilte Ireland

Operation Transformation: How the right policy can set urban development free

Operation Transformation: How the right policy can set urban development free

Among developers, Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore group is one of the heavyweights, particularly across the water in London. In this interview, managing director John Mulryan describes the challenges and opportunities the sector poses at present