Did Jeff Bezos have to endure a dreaded “performance improvement plan” after the Fire Phone fiasco?Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

It is obviously far too early to tell what sort of damage has been done to Jeff Bezos and Amazon by the sensational exposé about its punishing corpora(...)

Gerard and Denis McCarthy and John O’Connell of West Cork Distillers. John says their individualistic approach towards working with partners has helped them in the US market. Photograph: Neil Danton

West Cork Distillers, which is based in the fishing village of Union Hall, was set up by former food scientist John O’Connell and cousins Gerard an(...)

Trainer Jim Bolger is directing Sanus Per Aquam  towards Group 1 glory at the Curragh on Champions Weekend. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Sanus Per Aquam lost his unbeaten record at long odds-on in last month’s Tyros Stakes but is still on course to bid for Group 1 glory over Champions w(...)

Gavin Duffy of ‘Dragons’ Den’ said he is  “always surprised by the level of understanding of business primary school children in particular can display”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This week Ibec called for teachers to be trained in “entrepreneurial thinking” with a view to introducing courses at primary and secondary schools in (...)

Michael O’Leary: said Ryanair is in talks with Aer Lingus and its soon-to-be-owner International Consolidated Airlines’ Group. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Ryanair could strike a deal that will see it feed passengers to long-haul flights operated by old rival Aer Lingus as early as this winter. Chief exec(...)

Ryanair sees providing price comparisons as essential if it is to avoid becoming dependent on third-party websites, like Skyscanner

Ryanair aims to take on the online travel companies with a new website that will offer its 100 million annual passengers flight price comparisons, che(...)

Ryanair passengers asked to check in early for flights with website due to close at 9pm on Tuesday for five hours of maintenance. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

Ryanair passengers who fail to check-in for flights online ahead of a five hour suspension of the airline’s website on Tuesday night will be penalised(...)

The decision to possibly link up with long-haul carriers is the latest taboo to be broken by the Irish carrier, which launched a major customer service overhaul two years ago and introduced its first business fare last August

Ryanair is in talks with British Airways owner International Airlines Group and Aer Lingus about providing transfer connections for its rivals’ long-h(...)

Barry Geraghty will be bidding for his first Galway Plate victory when he rides Shanpallas, owned by JP McManus, in today’s feature at Ballybrit. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Even sporting greats like to get their new jobs off on the right foot and Barry Geraghty will hope Shanpallas can cement his position as JP McManus(...)

Ryanair will look to expand its Gatwick presence by bidding for slots opened up by IAG purchase of Aer Lingus. Photorapgh: Gerry Images.

Ryanair has confirmed it will bid for Gatwick slots to be freed up as a condition of the Aer Linguse sale to the IAG group. Responding on Wednesday t(...)