The  best solution  for uncomfortable events where you don’t know anyone is arranging to be the speaker

The power of serendipity is hot in business circles. Silicon Valley campuses have been constructed to foster more “random collisions”. One key to cre(...)

Number 33 Leinster Wood, at Carton House outside Maynooth overlooks the 18th green

It was once all the rage to have a weekend bolthole in a luxury golf resort, and mix with the rich and famous at the first tee. Today many of these l(...)

Detail from Joby Hickey’s ‘Leeson Street’ painting which was stolen from outside Duke Street Gallery in Dublin on May 12th, 2015.

A Dublin gallery has launched an appeal for the recovery of a stolen painting by up-and-coming Irish artist Joby Hickey, collectors of whose work incl(...)

Deal values Tullamore-based Carroll Cuisine at €40 million.

Private equity group Carlyle Cardinal Ireland (CCI) has agreed the final terms of its management buyout of Tullamore-based Carroll Cuisine, which val(...)

Though rugby analyst Brent Pope only launched his range of shirts last October, it is now stocked all over the country. The New Zealander and RTÉ pund(...)

Management buyout: Carlyle Cardinal Ireland is understood to be backing a management buyout of Tullamore-based Carroll Cuisine from Swiss-Irish food giant Aryzta.

Private equity group Carlyle Cardinal Ireland is understood to be backing a management buyout of Tullamore-based Carroll Cuisine from Swiss-Irish fo(...)

Optica, a boutique eyewear business run by husband and wife team Donal and Deirdre McNally

Dawson Street, one of Dublin’s most beautiful thoroughfares, is currently blighted by Luas works but savvy shoppers will have noticed a subtle chan(...)

Prince Andrew is believed to have been on a ski trip in Verbier, Switzerland, as the latest reports of the controversy broke.  File photograph: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

Buckingham Palace has issued a second denial that the Duke of York had sexual contact with a woman who claims she was forced to have sex with him when(...)

Buckingham Palace has denied allegations by a woman who said in Florida court documents that she was forced as a minor to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew and other high-profile figures linked to a wealthy US businessman.   File Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Buckingham Palace has denied allegations by a woman who said in Florida court documents that she was forced as a minor to have sex with Britain’s Prin(...)

A law passed last year by Spain’s government is wooing foreign entrepreneurs by  requiring them to have little more than a government-vetted business plan, health insurance and enough money to support themselves while living in Spain.

Last year, after more than a decade in Silicon Valley, Stacia Carr helped sell the company she was running and went looking for a change of pace. “The(...)