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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

Now it seems like there’s a new product coming out every week trying to knock us off the shelf

Now it seems like there’s a new product coming out every week trying to knock us off the shelf

Halo Top has become America’s best-selling ice cream brand by cutting both calories and sugar – and its founders have turned the sector on its head in the process

Profile of Peadar Tóibín: The exiteer

Profile of Peadar Tóibín: The exiteer

Tóibín's departure from Sinn Féin was inevitable after he so openly campaigned against repeal in last May’s referendum, appearing on RTÉ’s Prime Time to debate with Minister for Health Simon Harris

eLight's bright future: MD targets €30m in sales

eLight's bright future: MD targets €30m in sales

Ian McKenna’s lighting firm eLight runs off an innovative pricing model that has many of its customers asking: what’s the catch?

The Department of Agriculture thinks that organics is still a flash in the pan. It doesn’t get that it is a €30 billion business in Europe alone

The Department of Agriculture thinks that organics is still a flash in the pan. It doesn’t get that it is a €30 billion business in Europe alone

Vincent Cleary wants to grow Glenisk’s turnover to €50 million - and he needs more farmers to do it