Owen Killian, chief executive of Aryzta, with his RDS gold medal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

What’s the secret to success in business? According to Aryzta boss Owen Killian, it boils down to one thing – relevance.It’s the key driver of change(...)

Dubai Celts vs Qatar GAA in the men’s football final at the Asian Gaelic Games in Kuala Lumpur last year

Ireland is considered among the top five countries in the world for “diaspora engagement”, but what does this mean in practice? The Global Diaspora(...)

Justin Rose, Ian Poulter,  Wu Ashun of China and Paul McGinley play from a bunker on the 18th hole prior to the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club   in Shanghai, China. Photo:  Matthew Lewis/Getty

If I’m entirely truthful, as a boy growing up in Clara, when that first putter was put in my hands, the thought of holing a putt to win a big tourname(...)

 Justin Rose  in action during the Pro Am prior to the start of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty

Justin Rose wants to end the year as the world number two and is targeting the European Tour’s ‘Final Series’ to climb the rankings, starting with the(...)

Swiss group Farnair operates a freight service, which ASL said would complement its existing business

ASL Aviation will secure a foothold in Asia following its acquisition of Switzerland’s Farnair Group in a move that will add four airlines to its bus(...)

Ireland’s food and drink industry already accounted for an annual turnover of €25 billion, including €10 billion in exports. Photograph: Getty Images

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Most Irish food and drink companies are not spending enough on innovation to tap the potential for growth presented by the rising n(...)

Shanghai Tang: sells fashion and other items inspired by the Shanghai of the 1930s

Asia Briefing found itself in the front row of a fashion show in Shanghai last week, rubbing shoulders with China’s top fashionistas, as well as actor(...)

Proposed design for UCD Confucius Institute

Not everyone was toasting Jan O’Sullivan’s first education budget, but when she visits China this week they’ll be raising a glass to the Government(...)

Tough climb: at the University of Texas, Austin the focus is very much on the protection of intellectual property generated at the university and on trying to commercialise it in a multitude of ways. Going to court to protect ownership of IP is a natural part of that process

Overcoming red tape. Low returns on state investment. Conflicts of interest between industry and academia. Sound familiar? Approximately 5 per cent of(...)

A Ford assembly line worker. Ford continued to lose money in Europe and in South America, while being profitable in Asia as well as North America. Photograph: Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk

Ford yesterday reported a 34 per cent drop in third-quarter earnings, and revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck.Ford, whi(...)