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Radar firm founder says Ireland needs to up its game

Radar firm founder says Ireland needs to up its game

Barry Lunn, chief executive of Arralis, believes Ireland should not be patting itself on the back for how it treats start-ups

The highs have been high, but the lows are really devastating

The highs have been high, but the lows are really devastating

Bohemians sacked him. So did Dunfermline and Shamrock Rovers. Then the outspoken Stephen Kenny got his hands on Dundalk, and the rest is Irish footballing history

Lee way: Chopped founder dreams of going global

Lee way: Chopped founder dreams of going global

Brian Lee has been an entrepreneur since he was 15. He and business partner Andy Chen founded Chopped, the healthy salad franchise that aims to unseat the corner-shop roll as Ireland’s fast food of choice

Profile of Jacob Rees-Mogg: Brexit's posh pin-up

Profile of Jacob Rees-Mogg: Brexit's posh pin-up

A late convert to social media, Rees-Mogg has proved quite a hit, gaining thousands of followers on his Instagram feed

Moving away from the memory of Rio

Moving away from the memory of Rio

Ahead of the Winter Games, Olympic Council of Ireland chief Sarah Keane reveals how she’ll bring the organisation out from under the shadow of Rio

The stars are aligning for the solar industry in Ireland

The stars are aligning for the solar industry in Ireland

Peter Duff and Justin Brown saw the light early with renewables. Now, with prices plummeting and a wave of solar investment across Europe, their company Power Capital is perfectly positioned to catch the zeitgeist

Profile Kevin Toland: Feeling the big chill

Profile Kevin Toland: Feeling the big chill

It’s been a baptism of fire for Kevin Toland, the former Dublin Airport authority boss who is now the chief executive of the embattled frozen food company Aryzta

Business is my main focus now. That’s where my focus will be the next 10, 15 years

Business is my main focus now. That’s where my focus will be the next 10, 15 years

Paul McGinley is beginning the process of creating his post-golf career - and finding that decades on the fairways have taught him skills he’ll be able to bring from changing room to boardroom

Dylan Collins's Superawesome mission

Dylan Collins's Superawesome mission

The digital entrepreneur may have created the successful start-up Demonware and gone on to found Superawesome, a multimillion-dollar company that keeps children safe online, but he still dreams of a career in rap music

Profile of George Soros: Largesse oblige?

Profile of George Soros: Largesse oblige?

Soros’s brand of philanthropy is not to everyone’s taste, but it is rooted in the core of what makes the billionaire investor tick

Kieran McLoughlin: 'We’re like private wealth managers, albeit with a not-for-profit objective'

Kieran McLoughlin: 'We’re like private wealth managers, albeit with a not-for-profit objective'

As president of the Ireland Funds, McLoughlin occupies a special place between the currents of corporate clout, national identity and political prominence

Setting value, getting paid

Setting value, getting paid

The new head of the trade group for Irish advertising professionals says the industry needs to foster the next generation, and understand the true value of its work

'We have treated our creators appallingly'

'We have treated our creators appallingly'

Eleanor McEvoy used to top the Irish charts with heartfelt ballads. But today, she’s fighting hard for the intellectual property rights of other musicians, in her role as chairwoman of Imro

An enterprising start to 2018

An enterprising start to 2018

Enterprise Ireland is pursuing its Brexit game plan, and end-of-year figures show the ship is beginning to turn. But chief executive Julie Sinnamon says Irish businesses must not drop their guard

A Hobbsian worldview

A Hobbsian worldview

He made his name as a consumer champion. But can Eddie Hobbs ever escape the legacy of the property fund he co-founded which lost millions of euro on behalf of Irish investors?