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If ever there was an open-and-shut case of nominative determinism – the theory that people’s names influence their vocations – it must be that of Chri(...)

 Maggie Timoney,  managing director of Heineken Ireland: she made headlines after declaring she didn’t “give a s***” if she got fired from Heineken for saying so, but the industry must co-operate to make being drunk “uncool”. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Former Irish basketball star Maggie Timoney cut an imposing figure as she strode around the stage at the Checkout magazine retail conference in the Ma(...)

 Maggie Timoney,  managing director of Heineken Ireland: “This isn’t a popularity contest. I don’t give a s*** if you vote for me or if I get fired from Heineken. But we need to make it uncool to be drunk in Ireland.”

The chief executive of Heineken in Ireland told a retailers’ conference today that the company wants to help make it “uncool to be drunk” in Ireland i(...)

Identify those pictured:  One led a successful stock market IPO; another has been appointed to a high-profile role with an Irish bank; another stepped down recently as a director with an Irish listed company; while the other now leads one of Ireland’s biggest media and communications groups.

So, you think you know your business? Here are 30 questions that will test your knowledge. Good luck with the answers and Happy Christmas to you all.(...)

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Then the two fighters are, I don’t know, summoned to the centre of the ring. The bell goes and we’re off.

‘You’re woodying about nuttin,” Ronan goes. I’m there, “I’d hordly call it nothing. I’m worrying about you – about, like, your safety.” “In(...)

C&C chief executive Stephen Glancey in the company’s Dublin warehouse. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some business people love one-to-one interviews. They usually show up overly prepared, radiating enthusiasm and willing to talk about anything, as lo(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney says he is confident a planned €50 million event centre for Cork will be built despite the fact work on the project has been delayed. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney says he is confident a planned €50 million event centre for Cork will be built despite the fact work on the pro(...)

Commuters make their way to work in the La Défense business district in Paris on Monday. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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Image of the week: La Défense This stark image is of commuters making their way to work in the La Défense business district of Paris on Monday,(...)

SABMiller beers Miller, Peroni, Tyskie, Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch and Coors Light

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