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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?

Howlin: ‘Kelly’s ambition is a very fine trait, but I’m going nowhere’

Howlin: ‘Kelly’s ambition is a very fine trait, but I’m going nowhere’

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin says that while Alan Kelly is fully entitled to set his stall out for the future, he himself has no plans to step down from the top job just yet

Planning delays will stymie Galway for at least a decade, Supermac’s founder claims

Planning delays will stymie Galway for at least a decade, Supermac’s founder claims

Traffic issues are keeping investors out, while ‘vexatious’ objections are holding up necessary developments

Climate change action 'a marathon and not a sprint'

Climate change action 'a marathon and not a sprint'

Coastal flooding, unsustainable greenhouse gas emissions and the stalled national broadband plan are just some of the issues facing Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten

Profile Micheál Martin: The running man

Profile Micheál Martin: The running man

If you fail, you know you are alive –  you just have to realise that you’ve failed, and change what you’re doing

If you fail, you know you are alive – you just have to realise that you’ve failed, and change what you’re doing

Planning to pop open some champagne tonight? Margareth Henriquez, the chief executive of the prestigious house of Krug, has some important advice for you

Profile of Xavier Niel: The French connector

Profile of Xavier Niel: The French connector

Having previously portrayed himself as an outsider, in 2010 Niel overcame opposition from France’s then-president Nicolas Sarkozy to become co-owner of the ultimate elite institution, Le Monde

Marc Benioff: A force of nature

Marc Benioff: A force of nature

With his brainchild cloud computing company Salesforce.com scaling the heights, the billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist shows no signs of slowing down

'Customers trust the pharmacist'

'Customers trust the pharmacist'

The pharmacy sector is set to shrink, but Paul Candon of McCabes Pharmacy feels he and his company are well prepared for the changes to come

A very maverick minister

A very maverick minister

‘I was always a messer in school, that’s my nature. But it doesn’t mean I am not deadly serious about my portfolio,’ Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath tells Hugh O’Connell, Political Correspondent