Officer Commanding LÉ Samuel Beckett Lt Cdr Anthony Geraghty, Minister  for the Marine Simon Coveney, Conor Healy, chief executive  of Cork Chamber, and Bord Iascaigh Mhara chairman Kiernan Calnan. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Ireland’s maritime sector or “blue economy” is performing on average better than the general economy according to a report published by the Socio- Eco(...)

Ireland’s first solar farms could be operational by the end of 2016

Ireland’s first solar farms could be operational by the end of 2016, according to solar energy firm Amarenco chief executive John Mullins. The compan(...)

Glenn Murray celebrates after scoring the first goal for Crystal Palace as Manchester City’s Joe Hart appeals for offside recently. Photograph: Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett

We are approaching, as Alex Ferguson once charmingly described it, the nerve wracking “squeaky bum time” of the English football season. Half the Iris(...)

About a dozen anti-austerity campaigners held a peaceful protest outside the Imperial Hotel on Friday morning where Dara Murphy, a TD for Cork North Central, was hosting the fundraising breakfast which was addressed by Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

Anti-austerity protestors have strongly criticised Minister of State Dara Murphy of Fine Gael for hosting an €85 euro fundraising breakfast in Cork th(...)

Port of Cork: volumes through Tivoli and Ringaskiddy container terminals show growth of 13 per cent compared to 2013 figures. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The Port of Cork’s proposed move of its container terminal business to Ringaskiddy is essential to cater for increased growth following 13 per cent gr(...)

Jonathan Rutherford, Vodafone’s head of enterprise customer solutions

Visitors to the recent Vodafone-sponsored Pendulum Summit in Dublin were given a wealth of advice on how to empower themselves in their lives and care(...)

A gale of opprobrium blew up over comments by economist Colm McCarthy deriding any further investment in wind energy

Colm McCarthy, the clever but contrarian UCD economist, doesn’t mince his words. He prefers instead to mince the targets of his ire, which last weeken(...)

John Mullins: chief executive of Amarenco Solar.

Former chief executives of Bord Gáis and energy giant SSE have both invested in Climote, a smart home technology company headquartered in Dundalk. Jo(...)

John Mullins, associate professor of management at London Business School

Getting your exciting start-up business fully funded by venture capitalists may be the Holy Grail for some entrepreneurs but not everyone agrees. John(...)

The former Bord Gáis chief executive John Mullins is still hungry to succeed. He has teamed up with his friend Aidan Murphy, the former directo(...)