The chief executive of Diageo (which owns Guinness) will step down from the board at the annual meeting in September. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters

Diageo’s chief executive, Paul Walsh, is stepping down after 13 years at the helm of the company behind Smirnoff and Guinness. He will ma(...)


Representatives of An Post and The National Women's Council of Ireland at a photocall in March 2011 to unveil the issuing of two stamps to mark International 
Women’s 
Day.
 Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

‘I love strong women,” was my friend’s final contribution to our chat about a woman we both admire. I agreed with her, and nearly added: “Proba(...)