Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin in the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock: original plan was to open up to 30 pubs in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Some of the agonised revisionism and counter-revisionism over the last week about the 1916 Easter Rising and British rule were almost enough to drive(...)

The St Patrick’s Society of Selangor committee, pictured at the St Patrick’s Ball in Kuala Lumpur, left-right: Fiona Rice, Leigh Ocone, Catherine Farag, Kelly McGowan, Lorraine Gordon, Lynn Maitland, Sarah Wheeler-Tan, Des Morgan, Martha Tee, Ron Anderson, Niall Cahill, Bill Timmins, Nigel McGonigle, Jeffrey Bannister and Ian Clarke.

The Irish have an uncanny ability to immerse themselves at the heart of communities all across the globe. From small rural villages to bustling seasid(...)

Italy’s Campari, the world’s sixth largest spirits company, said on Tuesday it would launch a friendly takeover bid for Grand Marnier valuing the French liqueur maker at €684 million.

Italy’s Gruppo Campari has agreed to buy the Grand Marnier group in a deal that gives the French distiller an equity value of € 684 million. Gruppo C(...)

The analysis of top-tier management committee roles at 150 of the biggest consumer brands and grocers across Europe was conducted by Dublin-headquartered industry publication, European Supermarket Magazine.

Women are “seriously under represented” at the most senior executive levels in the grocery, retail and consumer goods sectors despite being the most (...)

Ardagh chairman Paul Coulson. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Ardagh’s chairman and biggest shareholder, Paul Coulson, has told industry analysts that there is “nothing going on” with the packaging group’s €2 bil(...)

The new make-up of the FTSE has dealt another blow to Britain’s banks which have seen their profitability squeezed

For the first time in a decade, Britain’s financial sector has lost its status as the largest component of the UK’s prestigious index of blue-chip sto(...)

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On a green journey: Michael Kelly of GIY. “It’s not really about self-sufficiency.”
It’s good to be green

Being able to boast solid green credentials is no longer just a nice thing for companies to be able to use in marketing campaigns. Environmental consc(...)

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich. Photograph: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
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Image of the week: Death on the markets Death has been in charge of the stock markets lately, according to this picture evidence from Frankfurt, Ge(...)

Jameson, which is the best-selling Irish Whiskey globally, is experiencing double- to triple-digit growth

Sales of Jameson Whiskey rose 11 per cent in the six months to the end of December with volumes up 8 per cent. Irish Distillers, which owns Jameson,(...)