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CityJet aims to gain altitude with Spanish airline tie-up

CityJet aims to gain altitude with Spanish airline tie-up

Regional operator aiming for turnover of close to €1 billion; new holding company to have combined fleet of 100 aircraft

Profile of Gareth Southgate: England, his England

Profile of Gareth Southgate: England, his England

England’s 2-1 defeat by Croatia was no huge surprise to those familiar with the respective strengths of the two teams, but it did nothing to dent Southgate’s overnight status as a strong, silent tactical genius

Bitten by the Alltech bug

Bitten by the Alltech bug

Mark Lyons recently took over as president of Alltech, the animal feed and nutrition company founded by his late father Pearse. With sales of over $2 billion and 6,000 employees, Lyons says he’s focused on nurturing creativity and entrepreneurship

The two sides of Ganley

The two sides of Ganley

Declan Ganley, who has spent the last two months digesting the May 26 abortion referendum result, remains a study in contradictions

Howlin: ‘do-nothing Dáil’ is as useful as a ‘local debating society’

Howlin: ‘do-nothing Dáil’ is as useful as a ‘local debating society’

The Labour leader says the government should call an election as 250 bills are ‘going nowhere’

Made to last

Made to last

At 78, David McMurtry has no intention of slowing down. The Dublin-born inventor and billionaire co-founder of British precision-engineering and technology company Renishaw may have recently handed over the role of chief executive, but he is still to be found heading up the company’s R&D department

Our family always came from a position of being strong unionists, but considerate and tolerant of other people’s opinions

Our family always came from a position of being strong unionists, but considerate and tolerant of other people’s opinions

Growing up in a Presbyterian family on a farm in South Armagh during the Troubles taught independent Senator Ian Marshall the values of tolerance and pragmatism and they have served him well, both in his time as head of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and now as a member of Seanad Éireann

We used to joke about the Digicel tan. If you had a sun tan and went to a board meeting it would be frowned on

We used to joke about the Digicel tan. If you had a sun tan and went to a board meeting it would be frowned on

Nial Dorrian came back to Ireland after ten years with Digicel in the Caribbean. Now he runs the growing peer-to-peer funder Linked Finance

IADT to get €30 million digital building

IADT to get €30 million digital building

The president of the the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dr Annie Doona, has called on the government to make a decision on the recommendations contained in the Cassells report on third-level funding

We want to produce great film makers, great designers and great technology graduates

We want to produce great film makers, great designers and great technology graduates

As president of IADT and chair of the Irish Film Board, Dr Annie Doona is championing creativity and the arts in Ireland

Profile of Murdoch MacLennan: The other Murdoch

Profile of Murdoch MacLennan: The other Murdoch

MacLennan will need all of his expertise to deal with INM, whose registered shareholders include three of Ireland’s richest men – billionaires Denis O’Brien, Dermot Desmond and, as of last month, Larry Goodman

Sugru founder's challenge after takeover

Sugru founder's challenge after takeover

Her invention, a mouldable glue called Sugru, is one of the most celebrated products of the past decade, but Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh had to make a tough call last month to sell her firm to German adhesives giant Tesa

Profile of Roman Abramovich: A stamp of disapproval

Profile of Roman Abramovich: A stamp of disapproval

The proxy war raging between Moscow and the West has put Russia’s most well-known oligarch and famously media-shy Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich firmly in the international headlines

'It's all about the dealer'

'It's all about the dealer'

After 16 years at Renault Ireland, Paddy Magee has seen enough triumphs and setbacks to take a philosophical view of it all

Musgrave Group aims to ‘go after every eating occasion’

Musgrave Group aims to ‘go after every eating occasion’

Musgrave’s has built Frank and Honest Coffee into the country’s top selling brand, but chief executive Chris Martin is hungry for more