Fighting back: the red squirrel is now in all 32 counties. Illustration: Michael Viney

My first grey squirrel was scampering up a sidewalk tree in the heart of imperial Washington, a sight of no apparent novelty to anyone else. My second(...)

East Coast Bakehouse managing director  Michael Carey: “We love the food industry. We get a real buzz out of doing stuff in the food sector. The opportunity here is very real.”   Photograph: Eric Luke

The many biscuit packets strewn across the conference room table in Michael Carey’s office on Fitzwilliam Place offer the first clue as to the entrepr(...)

Michael Careyof East Coast Bakehouse: company’s factory  is the size of a football field  that will “provide a new commercially competitive local Irish source of biscuits” and avail of a ” great opportunity to provide high-quality biscuits to UK retailers.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The welcome given to plans by former Jacob Fruitfield management to set up a biscuit factory in Drogheda creating 100 jobs has to be tempered by the k(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton

The former management team of the Jacob Fruitfield Group has established a new Drogheda-based biscuit business, which will employ 100 staff when fully(...)

Lamb Lady Gaga mmets President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina. 2:44

Ireland, the best small country in the world in which to be a president. That’s what President Michael D Higgins must have thought after his annual fo(...)

Dublin is regarded abroad as “dusty and dull, with little of interest to see or do,” a new report on the future of tourism in the city has concluded. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dublin is regarded abroad as “dusty and dull, with little of interest to see or do”, a new report on the future of tourism in the city has concluded. (...)

An Bord Bia chairman Michael Carey,  who is to  head up  the Grow Dublin Tourism Alliance to  increase tourism to Dublin.     Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new group is to be established by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe to increase tourism to Dublin amid concerns that the ca(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said he believed the Paris fair could provide new business opportunities.

Irish food companies are showing a growing interest in exhibiting at Sial, one of the world’s largest food and drink fairs, with 21 of them showcasing(...)

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. (...)

Dr Michael Smurfit at the launch of his autobiography, ‘A Life Worth Living’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dr Michael Smurfit, the former chief executive of the Jefferson Smurfit Group, has said he believes the Irish economy is recovering and that Minist(...)