The liquidator of Pierse Contracting has been refused orders by a High Court judge restricting four directors of the company. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A High Court judge has refused to grant the liquidator of Pierse Contracting orders restricting four directors of the company. Pierse, then emp(...)

Niall FitzGerald was chief executive and chairman of Unilever from 1996 to 2004

Former Unilever chief executive Niall FitzGerald has become the new chairman of the UCD Michael Smurfit graduate business school advisory board. (...)

Some 20,000 American football fans are expected to travel from North America to Dublin this week to see Penn State play University of Central Florida in the “Croke Park Classic”. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

A first trip to Croke Park as a visiting player or fan is a daunting experience for most. With a capacity of 82,300, the Dublin stadium is one of Eur(...)

Computer maker Hewlett Packard has confirmed that it will add about 100 new jobs at the company’s new research and development centre in Galway.  File photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Computer maker Hewlett Packard has confirmed that it will add about 100 new jobs at the company’s new research and development centre in Galway. The c(...)

Pierse Contracting, then employing 109 people, was wound up in November 2010 with a deficit of €212 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Four former directors of Pierse Contracting, once Ireland’s third-largest building contractor, are men of honesty and integrity who believed they wer(...)

Liquidator of Pierse Contracting began a High Court action seeking restriction orders against nine of its former directors.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The liquidator of Pierse Contracting, once Ireland’s second-biggest construction company, began a High Court action seeking restriction orders agains(...)

Martin Murphy, chairman of JobBridge and managing director of Hewlett Packard Ireland, has defended the internship scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The chairman of JobBridge has defended the internship scheme following claims it is being abused by employers. Martin Murphy, who is also managing dir(...)

Ireland make their way out to face Samoa last weekend at the Aviva Stadium.

The Aviva Stadium faces its most demanding challenge over the coming days.Croke Park did it this month in 2009, providing the canvas for Thierry Henry(...)

Katyln Keating (11); Martin Murphy, MD of HP Ireland; Cathriona Hallahan, MD of Microsoft Ireland; Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn TD ; and 5th class student Cian Mooney from Sacred Heart Senior National School, Killinarden, Tallaght as their school was named Ireland’s first ‘Digital School of Distinction’. Photograph:Naoise Culhane

The future is digital as primary schools around the State begin to sign up for an ambitious programme that will see computers become a natural part of(...)

Martin Murphy, managing director of HP Ireland, said the decision to construct a new facility in Galway as ‘an exciting and very important development’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Up to 150 construction workers will be employed to build a new facility for technology company Hewlett Packard on its site at Ballybrit in Galw(...)