Addressing the TEEU conference, Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton said the issue of public service pay was a matter for Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

One of the country’s largest trade unions is to seek pay rises of 5 per cent for its 40,000 members across the public and private sectors.The Technica(...)

BMW head of sales Ian Robertson: market for sports cars collapsed after global financial crisis

BMW has said sports cars may never find as many buyers as they did in the market’s glory days before the global recession. “The sports-car market is r(...)

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(...)

The secret 
toy reviewer, who posts under the name of Coolpinsky and are known to their fans as 
Arcadius Kul and Sammie
, have 
more than 278,000 individual subscribers or fans

The president of Fullscreen, a huge global network of content producers and brands on YouTube, had a mission before visiting this year’s Web Summit: (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Richard Bruton Minister for Jobs  in National History Museum Dublin at a high-growth IDA companies event taking place on the fringes of the Web Summit . Photograph: Fergal Phillips

Eight technology firms yesterday announced 400 new jobs in Dublin, Galway and Cork, across a number of sectors including social media, software develo(...)

Maurice Levy, chief executive officer of Publicis, has blamed the group’s poor performance on the hangover from Publicis’ failed “merger of equals” with world number two agency Omnicom. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes

Publicis, the world’s third-largest advertising agency, has agreed to buy digital ad specialist Sapient for $3.7 billion in cash as it seeks to accele(...)

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(...)

Sir Martin Sorrell chief executive of WPP

WPP, the advertising group run by high-profile executive Martin Sorrell, posted a slightly lower-than-expected 3 per cent quarterly sales rise, reflec(...)

Tony Mangan at Machu Picchu in Peru

Friday afternoon, driving down the N11, trying to find the man who has run around the world. Because if Tony Mangan is for real he must be at least se(...)

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(...)