Gavin O’Reilly says the most important thing he brought from his time as chief executive of Independent News & Media to his new role in the music industry was: “Listening.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gavin O’Reilly, chief executive of The Agency Group (TAG), has led the acquisition of Nashville-based booking agency the Bobby Roberts Company, which (...)

Supported by US foreign affairs expert Dr Meghan O’Sullivan (right), Dr Richard Haass (left) is attempting to find consensus on the troublesome issues in Northern Ireland of flags and emblems
, parades
 and dealing with the legacy of the past. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Sectarian flashpoints where much of Northern Ireland’s violence has happened need more investment, traders have said.Rioting in Belfast following the (...)

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trades Association said  nearly two-thirds of businesses which applied for bank credit were successful despite a difficult trading climate over the past year. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The North’s largest companies have seen their combined turnover rise but have suffered a small slip in profitability.A survey carried out by credit ch(...)