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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

‘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