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Bray matter: The Duggan family business

Bray matter: The Duggan family business

Conor and Nicola Duggan embarked on a long period of trial and error while growing a stable of restaurants and bars in Bray, but they’re confident they have now hit on a winning formula

Profile Elon Musk: A spaceman came travelling

Profile Elon Musk: A spaceman came travelling

Musk knows that whatever name is on something he backs – be it Tesla, SpaceX, or SolarCity – he is the brand

Trócaire chief targets extra €13m

Trócaire chief targets extra €13m

Éamonn Meehan, executive director of Trócaire, discusses his vocation as a humanitarian and why the iconic Lenten donation box still has such resonance in Irish society

I wasn’t heading towards the hospitality industry. I thought I was probably heading for a legal career

I wasn’t heading towards the hospitality industry. I thought I was probably heading for a legal career

Dermod Dwyer looks back at the eventful career path that led him to one of the capital’s most iconic buildings

Profile John Concannon

Profile John Concannon

The man behind the message

Reinventing Tour America

Reinventing Tour America

She survived a near-fatal accident in 2004. Now Mary McKenna is determined to make her Tour America travel agency into the best business it can be

Profile of Mattie McGrath: Pro-life in the fast lane

Profile of Mattie McGrath: Pro-life in the fast lane

McGrath’s political opponents say he is much more comfortable opposing policies than proposing them

What is so dangerous about Paul Murphy?

What is so dangerous about Paul Murphy?

To Middle Ireland, he’s the bogeyman of the extreme left. But to his growing support base, Paul Murphy is someone who’s telling the truth about late capitalism and its effects on modern society

Profile of The Rolling Stones: Still Rolling in it

Profile of The Rolling Stones: Still Rolling in it

The Rolling Stones are elder statesmen of rock ‘n roll now – all of them are in their seventies – but the brand that sustains them remains an enticing one to an Irish public who have lived with the band since their formation in 1962

Life, love and death

Life, love and death

David Norris – academic, Joycean scholar, campaigner for Georgian Dublin, senator, bon viveur, and, perhaps most famously, the man who forced 20th-century Ireland to recognise its gay citizens and legislate for them

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