Niall FitzGerald, former chief executive of Unilever and current chairman of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There was a period where Niall FitzGerald spent a fair amount of his time poking around strangers’ houses in foreign countries, opening their fridges (...)

Ger Deering was the first commissioner for taxi regulation Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Former taxi regulator Ger Deering has been appointed as financial services ombudsman, replacing Bill Prasifka, who has completed a five-year term in t(...)

Halla Tómasdóttir is a rare creature on a number of fronts: she is a woman working in the very senior levels of finance, she is a financial profession(...)

Margot Slattery, managing director of Sodexo Ireland

Margot Slattery remembers a time when she was expert at carrying on a whole conversation at work about the weekend just past without mentioning the se(...)

‘The worst company I have ever come across’: John Griffin, chairman of Irish TV, on Carlyle, the company that bought Addison Lee, the cab company he founded. photograph: dave meehan

Minicab millionaire John Griffin is showing off his new iPhone 6, which he acquired earlier this week. He has an “IT guy”, who sorted it out for him, (...)

John Griffin: reaching an agreement with the two US companiescould see the potential audience for Irish TV grow by tens of millions

Irish TV, the Mayo-based television station that is focused on the diaspora, is in talks with Comcast and Time Warner with a view to massively widenin(...)

National benchmark indexes rose in 16 of the 18 western European markets, with Germany’s Dax jumping 1.4 per cent and France’s Cac 40 adding 0.8 per cent.

Markets reacted well to the Fed’s Wednesday indication that US interest rates would probably be stable for the time being while, closer to home, growi(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton (left)  with Olivier Novasque, chief executive,  Sidetrade Group, and Martin Shanahan, chief executive  of IDA Ireland,  at the opening of Sidetrade’s new offices in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It is much easier to find skilled staff in Ireland than in France, a French chief executive said yesterday as his financial software company announced(...)

Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Budget will seek to bring “targeted relief” to taxpayers that will support long-term growth in the economy, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said: “Ireland is now rated at A grade by two of the three main rating agencies, our international reputation continues to improve and the NTMA continues to do an excellent job in securing stable and low cost funding for the State.”

Ratings agency Fitch has upgraded its view on Irish sovereign debt to A-, citing improved trends in the economy and reduced “vulnerabilities” in the (...)