Shauna Hurley: “It’s looking at a structure and saying, ‘I was part of the team that designed that.’ ” Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

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The Exchange: will have an overall floor area of 10,219 sq m (110,000 sq ft) and 37 basement parking spaces

The fast-expanding property fund IPUT is to forward-fund a new €80 million office building in Dublin’s IFSC. The Cosgrave Property Group is to hand(...)

Accenture Ireland Managing Director Alistair Blair: “We look for certain characteristics. We want people with exploratory and inquisitive minds, who are ambitious and who can put the client first.” Photograph: Alan Betson

When Alastair Blair joined Accenture Ireland’s graduate programme in 1987, the company has just 70 employees. Fast forward almost 30 years, and he is(...)

Accenture Ireland   managing director Alastair Blair: “We are working to attract people to Ireland and to encourage those who have emigrated to return.”  Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell

Management consulting services company Accenture is to create a further 250 new jobs in Ireland by the end of August. These will be in addition to (...)

Eva Heffernan: “My parents taught us that we are winners and gave us the confidence to be successful both at home. I try to give that message to my kids”

Eva Heffernan says Amsterdam is a dynamic and family-friendly place to work and to raise a family.The Glasnevin native is director for sales strategy (...)

Smarter TV? Sky’s AdSmart technology is set to be launched in Ireland. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

Spending on advertising in Ireland will grow by 10 per cent this year, the first double-digit growth since the recession, according to a forecast by A(...)

Prada: results out on Tuesday
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UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School: home to a dual degree programme with graduates awarded an MSc in international management from the school and a master’s in international management from CEMS

Future generations of global business leaders can gain a head start in the multilingual, multicultural and internationalised business world thr(...)

COP21: Ireland has the advantage of exploiting renewable energy and not producing fossil fuels. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

There are no jobs on a dead planet. David Begg, former general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions summarised things neatly when (...)

Niall Gaffney: Iput’s strategy involves attracting leading global brands. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish property fund Iput plc has let 7 Hanover Quay in Dublin’s south docklands area to global consulting group Accenture on a lease worth €3.65 milli(...)