Paul Coulson: his firm Yeoman Capital held 28 per cent of Identigen. Photograph: Frank Miller

MML Capital Partners Ireland (MML), an Enterprise Ireland-backed fund, has invested up to €12 million in Identigen, a food-tracing business, to give (...)

APB Food chief executive Paul Finnerty: “There was a suggestion that we were guilty until proven innocent.  Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s fair to say that ABP Food Group does not court publicity. Before the horse meat scandal, the average man on the street would have been hardpresse(...)

Out of the block: James Nolan with his father, Andy, at their shop in Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The horse-meat scandal was revealed on the evening of Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. The next morning the retreat back to the local butcher’s shop began(...)

Patrick Prendergast: “Government investment in higher education has come under more pressure due to austerity. To maintain the quality of our education, we’ve had to find other ways to make up the difference in our income.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Educators often bristle at the thought of evaluating universities as businesses, and incorporating business models into higher education, but Trinity (...)