A survey from the  HR Department has found less than six in 10 Irish SMEs  invest in a human resources  function. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Fewer than six in 10 small- and medium-sized Irish enterprises invest in a human resources (HR) function, despite the fact 93 per cent believe HR play(...)

Prof David Bell of Harvard School of Business at Bord Bia’s Pathways for Growth seminar in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish food industry must consolidate, get out of the “commodity trap” and exploit its potential for aquaculture.That was the message from Prof Dav(...)

Ireland should adopt a strategy of developing a world-class agricultural industry by 2016. Photograph: Bord Bia

Ireland should adopt a strategy of developing a world-class agricultural industry by 2016 and set itself the goal of becoming the most e(...)