PayPal’s Louise Phelan: “It frustrates me that gender is an issue in business.” Photograph: Alan Betson

While the status of women in the workplace has improved somewhat in recent years, progress has still been pitifully slow in some key areas. Leadership(...)

Olan McNeece: ‘Think big. Identify long-term targets and the milestones in between.’

Drogheda-based cider producer, Dan Kelly’s, has just landed a coveted listing with upmarket German retailer Manufactum. What is special about your bu(...)

A US court order to Microsoft to produce emails held in the company’s big European Data Centre in Ireland has profound implications

At first, the detail seems minor. At a drugs trial in the state of New York, the prosecution wants access to some emails as potential evidence. The pr(...)

Louise Phelan, president of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, and Mark Redmond, chief executive,  at the chamber’s annual Independence Day lunch in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Louise Phelan, president of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and head of Paypal in Ireland, has predicted that the sixth round of EU-US trade (...)

American Chamber of Commerce Ireland president Louise Phelan has called for a successful conclusion to the EU-US trade deal. Photo:  Jason Clarke Photography

American Chamber of Commerce president Louise Phelan has called for a successful conclusion to the EU-US trade deal, saying a sustained recovery was s(...)

PayPal launch: Louise Phelan, PayPal’s vice president of global operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, shakes hands with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the recent official opening of the International Operations centre of eBay in Dundalk which includes PayPal and eBay. Photograph: Alan Betson

This month’s announcement that PayPal will be creating 400 additional jobs in its Dundalk base illustrates the strides that have been made in a region(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with PayPal’s Louise Phelan:  Mr Kenny  was first up to ladle Ms Phelan with plaudits at a press conference on Wednesday.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

To have one minister going out of his way to shower you with public praise must be pleasant. To have three of them lining up together, metaphorical lo(...)

Louise Phelan, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland, on Thursday urged the Government to reduce the amount paid by those on the higher rate.

To mangle an old saying, the only certainties in life are death, taxes, and calls from US business lobby groups to lessen the impact of taxation on th(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said the ’aggressive tax planning’ that has attracted substantial negative publicity for the Irish corporate tax system is ’a global issue requiring a global coordinated response’.

The American Chamber of Commerce wants the Government to set out a “clear roadmap” for the reform of personal taxation so that lost competitiveness ca(...)

Ronan Dunne said the “innate digital potential of our young people” was “not just a responsibility for the education sector”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost obscured behind the feel-good banter of the US embassy’s Smart People, Smart Economy event last week, there was a genuine, thoughtful de(...)