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‘The economy’s up and people are spending again’ – Tayto Park boss

‘The economy’s up and people are spending again’ – Tayto Park boss

An ‘aggressive’ rollercoaster and expanded falconry will be among the draws at the Co Meath theme park within the next three years

Against the odds: John Boyle

Against the odds: John Boyle

He overcame an addiction problem to dominate the Irish gambling industry. In this startling interview, the BoyleSports founder reveals the personal toll of his unstoppable drive and the reason it’s quitting time once again

'Imagine saying the most you can hope for is to live in a hostel'

'Imagine saying the most you can hope for is to live in a hostel'

The chief executive of homelessness charity Depaul heads up an organisation with a combined income of €14m and over 400 staff. And the charity is set to grow even bigger because of the need and demand for its services

Profile of David Nucifora: Aussie ruler

Profile of David Nucifora: Aussie ruler

Nucifora is often cited as the villain when a player leaves, or doesn’t get the contract he feels he deserves, and it has made him a virtual bogeyman among the small community of rugby professionals in Ireland

The Irish advantage: former Unilever chief executive Niall FitzGerald

The Irish advantage: former Unilever chief executive Niall FitzGerald

In an interview for the new book Ireland Inc, former Unilever chief executive Niall FitzGerald talks about why he left Ireland to further his career, and the lessons he learned from being an Irish outsider in British and American boardrooms

Digital revolution means firms must raise their hiring game

Digital revolution means firms must raise their hiring game

As the war for talent hots up, companies will have to reassess their hiring strategies, according to Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, EMEA president of the publicly-quoted recruitment firm Korn Ferry

Explorer, distiller, trader tycoon... Dr Teeling, I presume

Explorer, distiller, trader tycoon... Dr Teeling, I presume

Over the course of three months, The Sunday Business Post met John Teeling numerous times to find out what makes the tycoon tick

'Service and standards' key in food and drink businesses

'Service and standards' key in food and drink businesses

As one of the Musgrave Group’s bigger Dublin SuperValu owners, Luke Moriarty employs 650 people at his €50 million-plus turnover operation

Richard Corrigan: Hunter Gatherer

Richard Corrigan: Hunter Gatherer

He’s been in the restaurant game for decades, but Richard Corrigan’s appetite is as keen as ever – especially when it comes to good, simple food, and his overhaul of Virginia Park Lodge

No need for a veto on border, says Coveney

No need for a veto on border, says Coveney

Simon Coveney talks about his relationship with the Taoiseach, his certainty that there will be no backing down on preventing the return of a Northern border, and his reasons for defending Frances Fitzgerald

We walk around the office at five past five asking people why they’re still there

We walk around the office at five past five asking people why they’re still there

The founders of seaweed-based skincare brand Voya have grown their business steadily, and now supply some of the world’s top spas

Profile Frances Fitzgerald: A failure of email intuition?

Profile Frances Fitzgerald: A failure of email intuition?

The emergence of an email from two years ago has plunged the Tánaiste and the government into crisis

A magic solution for SMEs?

A magic solution for SMEs?

As head of the Business Growth Fund, Stephen Welton has been instrumental in investing €1bn into credit-starved companies in Britain. Now BGF plans to do the trick for Irish companies too

Network without end

Network without end

Is wifi more important than sex? To some people, yes it is - and that’s where US firm Belkin comes in

'I never felt doors were closed to me'

'I never felt doors were closed to me'

As the voice of Drivetime, Mary Wilson is synonymous with RTÉ, yet growing up on a family farm in Tipp, the notion of working there seemed beyond her wildest dreams