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House price surge lifts wealth levels

House price surge lifts wealth levels

Figures from the Central Bank show that a key measure of household debt fell sharply in the year to the end of March - but Irish households are still the fourth most indebted in the EU

Talk to shareholders on executive pay, directors urged

Talk to shareholders on executive pay, directors urged

An Institute of Directors report shows that only a third of directors made decisions on incentives and remuneration based on the long-term interests of their company

Barry J Whyte on Business

Barry J Whyte on Business

A recent US tax case could cool the corporate romance with Ireland

Upping the Ante: Varadkar beware: sure things don’t always deliver

Upping the Ante: Varadkar beware: sure things don’t always deliver

Backing the hot favourite can backfire, as this column discovered last week, and Micheál Martin is better value than Leo Varadkar to be next Taoiseach

The global holiday firm that’s really going places

The global holiday firm that’s really going places

Hostelworld is a market-leading online booker, and its investment in technology and talent leaves it well placed to deliver further growth

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan

If the finance minister hopes to repair our national reputation with his corporate tax roadmap, he’ll have to shout a little louder, and in a few more languages

Follow The Leader

Follow The Leader

Your new chief executive is out there, but perhaps not where you think. Bob Casey suggests taking a broad view in the search for the next leader of your organisation

Cashing in on Kaepernick’s social conscience won’t hurt Nike

Cashing in on Kaepernick’s social conscience won’t hurt Nike

The sportswear giant received priceless free publicity by backing the NFL star, writes Eben Novy-Williams

Sterling parity is a risk for businesses as hard Brexit fears mount

Sterling parity is a risk for businesses as hard Brexit fears mount

With Westminster looking like a house of cards and no sign of rapprochement with the EU, anyone trading with Britain should buffer themselves against the currency shock of a no-deal scenario

‘Be honest with people, and recognise their achievements’

‘Be honest with people, and recognise their achievements’

Each week, we meet one of Ireland’s corporate leaders, tracing their career to date and exploring the lessons they have learned along the way. This week, we meet Paddy O’Connell of Berkley Group

Staffing app offers workers at short notice

Staffing app offers workers at short notice

Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

Can employers prevent their staff from moonlighting?

Can employers prevent their staff from moonlighting?

A case brought to the Workplace Relations Commission has highlighted the need for employers to have clear policies on this issue

Clearly, I enjoy what I do as chair of the Port. It’s great to be in a position to get things done

Clearly, I enjoy what I do as chair of the Port. It’s great to be in a position to get things done

The man behind the Port of Cork’s proposed new urban village, John Mullins, has a very personal motivation for rejuvenating an area he remembers from his childhood as derelict and neglected

Chelsea win for artificial grass firm

Chelsea win for artificial grass firm

‘Our eye is very much on the English market,’ says founder