Michele Ferrero, the late owner of the Italian confectioner that makes Nutella and other chocolate sweets. Photograph: STR/EPA

Michele Ferrero, Italy’s richest person and owner of the Ferrero Group, maker of Nutella spread and Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs, has died aged 89(...)

Election winner Paul Murphy, now joining Joe Higgins and Ruth Coppinger on the bench behind Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Paul Murphy’s middle-class background and education might seem an unlikely background to being the newly elected TD for Dublin South West, with a soc(...)

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Managing Talent

The Economist’s series of management books tend to be well-researched, highly pra(...)

Profit at Mars Ireland, whose brands included Galaxy, M&Ms, Snickers, Twix, Skittles and Starburst, increased by 23%. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pre-tax profits at the main Irish unit of food giant Mars last year increased by 23 per cent to €9.7 million. According to accounts recently returned (...)

Tiger cubs in the wild. The WWF wants to double the number of wild tigers by 2022

Whiskas has joined forces with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to raise funds to protect tigers in the wild. The Mars-owned brand plans to raise (...)