Sean O’Driscoll: “Broadband and digital technology will consign geographical disadvantages to history”

The digital age offers a huge opportunity for both Cork city and the county to overcome geographic disadvantage and compete internationally in a varie(...)

The Boston College Eagles celebrate a touchdown against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Boston last month. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Most of us merely have lunch. Powerful business leaders have luncheons. The Boston College Chief Executives Club, a networking group that considers i(...)

 Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall: Along with  businessman John Mills and economist Vicky Pryce, he will lead a panel discussion on Brexit  at a conference London. Photograph: Malcolm McNally

Irish business leaders in Britain will consider the impact of a possible British withdrawal (Brexit) from the EU at the annual conference of the Iri(...)

 Former Musgraves chief executive and chairman  Hugh Mackeown:  said to be  the driving force behind the development of the SuperValu and Centra franchises

The Government plans to repay builders’ development levies as part of a package to boost housing in Dublin and Cork, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said last ni(...)

Key speakers include Ingrid Vanderveldt of the US-based Empower A Billion Women 2020 organisation, who is also a former entrepreneur in residence at Dell, and a CNBC television host

West Cork might not seem the most obvious location for a festival focused on digital technology, but more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, (...)

Notre Dame trustee emeritus Martin Naughton; his wife Carmel (far left); and Sr Maire Hickey, Mother Abbess at Kylemore Abbey, Co Galway. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

On a balmy autumn morning, as light wind creates small waves on Poll an Chapaill lake, six nuns celebrate midday Mass in their simple chapel at Kyl(...)

  Brendan Howlin   and   Michael Noonan: The Government plans to devote “almost its entire budget for tax-cutting” to a reduction at all levels of the universal social charge. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Budget to reduce USC The Government plans to devote “almost its entire budget for tax-cutting” to a reduction at all levels of the universal so(...)

 Pat O’Doherty: “Technology is enabling profound changes in the way that we generate and consume energy, and this has huge implications not just for the energy sector, but also for society as a whole and our economy.”  Photograph:  Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A “power shift” is taking place within the energy industry as a result of the convergence of energy, technology and the drive for sustainability. The (...)

Anne Heraty: 2006 EY Entrepreneur of the Year and Cpl Resources chief executive

More than 100 Irish entrepreneurs are this week taking part in a CEO retreat to Germany focused on the future of industry. Attendees include the 24 EY(...)

‘It was not at all surprising to read that a study of the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest, just like previous studies of top chief executives, revealed their most common field of study, by some margin, was engineering.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

The tantalising headline caught my eye some weeks ago: “What degree should you study to become a billionaire? The result might surprise you.” But it w(...)