Ruth Curran of Merc Partners with Willie Walsh, chief executive of  International Airlines Group. Mr Walsh said it would be “very interesting” if Virgin appeared before the Oireachtas committee. Photograph:  Angela Halpin

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh says rival Virgin Atlantic has no interest in the Irish market, despite (...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, in Dublin last month following a parliamentary hearing into the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh says he would be “delighted” to see Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic s(...)

A survey of secretaries general in Government departments found there was concern that some posts did not attract as strong an applicant pool as others.  Photograph: Eric Luke.

The quality of the applicant pools for some competitions for senior Civil Service positions has been disappointing, the chair of the committee charge(...)

A survey of almost 500 senior executives  found three-quarters of respondents believed career opportunities generally had improved over the past year, with fewer than one in 
ten
10 reporting a deterioration.

Senior Irish business executives are becoming markedly more optimistic about the prospects for the economy next year, with up to half of them preparin(...)

IndEx general manager John Kelly says the recession brought new considerations for businesses that found themselves in need of restructuring. photograph: angela halpin

The effect of the economic collapse on Irish companies has been well documented. As the money that seemed to flow so freely during the boom years drie(...)

You can’t beat hydrogen as a clean-tech fuel. When it burns to produce energy the only thing left behind is pure water – no chemicals, no particulates

The use of hydrogen as a general purpose transport fuel may have taken a step closer given a research announcement at Trinity College Dublin. Scientis(...)