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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

Big shows keep docklands venue humming, but Brexit a worry

Big shows keep docklands venue humming, but Brexit a worry

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre filled a Broadway-shaped gap in Dublin, says its general manager Stephen Faloon. And the roaring success of Les Mis, among other big productions, shows it’s hitting the mark

Aisling Keegan's unusual route to success

Aisling Keegan's unusual route to success

Growing up, Aisling Keegan planned to become a school teacher, but she was lured by the siren call of the business world and found she had a talent for leadership. As general manager of Dell EMC Ireland, she sees an urgent need for Ireland to play catch-up digitally

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum: Dubai to all that

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum: Dubai to all that

Until the controversy surrounding his 33-year-old daughter Latifa broke, Sheikh Mohammed’s image in the West was a reasonably positive one

Enterprise Ireland boss reveals hard border fears

Enterprise Ireland boss reveals hard border fears

Brexit is top priority for Co Down-born Sinnamon

BT boss: Give 5G four years and it will reach the most remote of rural areas

BT boss: Give 5G four years and it will reach the most remote of rural areas

We have to step up as a company in terms of the whole green agenda and carbon reductions and climate change

We have to step up as a company in terms of the whole green agenda and carbon reductions and climate change

Mike Quinn admits that trust in Irish Water was ‘on the floor’ after the water charges furore. But as the head of Ervia, the state company that owns both it and the gas network, he is optimistic about its future and has big plans to use farm slurry to roll out new power plants targets

2018 a 'perfect storm' for farmers - IFA chief

2018 a 'perfect storm' for farmers - IFA chief

Uncertainty over Brexit, carbon emissions, a proposed CAP budget cut: these are some of the big challenges faced by IFA president Joe Healy and his members

A driving force for safer roads

A driving force for safer roads

RSA chair Liz O’Donnell reflects on her battle to reduce the drink-drive limit, her row with Shane Ross, and the need to get more gardaí out enforcing the laws