Petrogas owner Joe Barrett pictured at  the Applegreen Motorway Service Area on the M11 in Wicklow.

Irish fuel group Petrogas is considering floating its Applegreen service station business on the stock market next year. The Dublin-based compa(...)

Owen Killian,  Aryzta chief executive, who was recently awarded the RDS gold medal for business. Photograph:Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Food and agricultural supplies group Aryzta saw group revenue jump 13.8 per cent to €1.26 billion in first quarter of its financial year.In a trading (...)

Sweet spot: Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian at a ceremony in the RDS last Friday at which he was awarded the Gold Medal for industry in recognition of his success with Aryzta and previously IAWS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aryzta boss Owen Killian tells a story about returning to Dublin from Zurich in January 2010. At the time, Ireland was in financial meltdown: unemp(...)

Some 20 million transactions a month go through Ziosk’s tabletop tablet system. photograph: matt rainey/new york times

An idea came to Ronald M Shaich, chief executive of Panera Bread, as he was driving his children to school about four years ago: What if everyone coul(...)

A Subway employee cleans the window of the shop on Parliament Street in Dublin’s city centre, as the sandwich chain has said it plans to open 180 new stores across Ireland over the next six years creating 1,800 jobs. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

American fast food chain Subway has announced plans to increase its number of stores in Ireland by more than 180 over the next six years to about 300,(...)

Colm Healy of the Skelligs Chocolate Company

Hate your workplace? Tired of your job? Feel like crying when you get your payslip? Why not become your own boss by buying a business?For those lookin(...)