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The Spread

The Spread

Twin temptations at Anfield

On the Spot

On the Spot

Ryan Constable director, Esportif International

Taking on the start-up challenger

Taking on the start-up challenger

Launching a start-up is supposed to be a terrifying and exhausting process that is filled with unforeseen obstacles and pitfalls. But for Avril Copeland, it must seem like child’s play compared to being chased through the Ecuadorean rainforest by a c

After the ball

After the ball

They leave Ireland as heroes, but those boys whose football dreams don’t come true find themselves ‘washed up’ by their late teens, writes John Fallon.

The continuing evolution of sports

The continuing evolution of sports

With top-level world sport undergoing massive changes, sponsoring companies are having to adapt on the hoof

Ewan MacKenna Don’t fall for the hype: this isn’t rugby country, and it never was

Ewan MacKenna Don’t fall for the hype: this isn’t rugby country, and it never was

The lads had their uniforms down to a tee. Dubarrys, chinos, Polo T-shirts, the lot. But their act went above and beyond. There they stood, in a bar on Baggot Street in Dublin, tipsy from an Ireland win in the Six Nations, and with more celebratory s

Don’t lose before you even start talking

Don’t lose before you even start talking

We can learn a lot from man’s best friend about how to be seen as an alpha dog and get more of what you want, more often, write Andy Bounds and Richard Ruttle

Socially focused businesses attract top talent

Socially focused businesses attract top talent

Research from Deloitte shows the millennial generation are not driven by profit alone

Communication is a two-way process

Communication is a two-way process

Each week, we will profile one of Ireland’s foremost corporate leaders, tracing their career to date and exploring lessons learned along the way. This week we meet UPC Ireland’s vice-president of business services, Gavan Smith

New this week

New this week

Multinational mentors offer SMEs support

Charity contract sees Adare take The Wheel

Charity contract sees Adare take The Wheel

Adare Human Resource Management will offer discounted advisory services to 1,000 charities under a new deal with The Wheel, a representative body for the voluntary sector.

TG4 and Paramount release Spongebob film as gaeilge

TG4 and Paramount release Spongebob film as gaeilge

US film studio Paramount is partnering with TG4 to coordinate the first-ever nationwide release of a major children’s movie in the Irish language.

‘Crisps with everything’ after Veronica’s snacks raises €465k

‘Crisps with everything’ after Veronica’s snacks raises €465k

A Cork food company specialising in baked gluten-free crisps has closed a €465,000 funding round. Established in 2012, Veronica’s Snacks makes baked potato and vegetable crisps in four flavours, as well as baked corn crisps for children under the Cru

How I started: Lessons in entrepreneurship

How I started: Lessons in entrepreneurship

Margaret Larkin took over as chief executive of Kora Healthcare, an Irish-owned pharmaceutical distributor employing 15 people in Swords, north Dublin, in 2012.

New lingerie range for breast cancer patients

New lingerie range for breast cancer patients

A Dublin woman has raised €150,000 to bring to market a lingerie range for women who have undergone breast cancer surgery.