Isaac Jackman:” In the early days of my career, my father said: ‘Be the navigator of your own ship with passion and determination.’ It has given me a sense of purpose.”

Isaac Jackman owns Isaac Jackman Shoe Repairs at Charlemont Bridge in Dublin. He inherited the business from his father Seán, who founded C&D Shoe(...)

Skunkworks Surfboard Company founders Ricky and Chris Martin have secured £100,000 in grants and established a surfboard manufacturing facility in Coleraine, Co Derry.

Two surfing-mad brothers from Portrush, who are the entrepreneurs behind Northern Ireland’s first surfboard company, have beaten thousands of hopef(...)

Nicola Kearns: ‘There is so much help available. There is no need to go it alone totally.’

Nicola Kearns is evangelical about the reviving, energersing and soothing properties of a good brew. She set up Niks Tea in 2012 to share her passion.(...)

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, who have been married for 21 years. Photograph: Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

To be a billionaire, the first thing you need is a personality disorder.That is what I had always assumed, based on my own experience of having interv(...)

Virgin Atlantic will tell the Dáil Transport Committee that a sale of the State’s share in Aer Lingus will have significant negative effects on connectivity and ticket prices. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Virgin Atlantic will tell the Dáil transport committee the sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus to its rival International Airlines Group (I(...)

Virgin does not operate in the Republic and hasn’t given any indication that it will

It is hard to know why Virgin decided to step into the debate over whether the Government should sell the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe recently said “everyone from Richard Branson to Donald Trump” had expressed a view on the possible sale of Aer Lingus. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire

Virgin Atlantic will face “searching questions” when it brings its concerns about the possible sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus to the D(...)

April fool’s day has rolled around for another year, bringing with it the usual super-funny-ha-didn’t-mean-it announcements from brands 1:21

April fool’s day has rolled around again, bringing with it the usual super-funny-ha-didn’t-mean-it “pranks”. Here are some of the fools of April 2015:(...)

A pig making an effort. Happy April fool’s day. 1:21

There is a long and storied history of April’s fools day jokes. Some are brilliantly believable, others, well, perhaps less so. Below are some of o(...)

Ruth Curran of Merc Partners with Willie Walsh, chief executive of  International Airlines Group. Mr Walsh said it would be “very interesting” if Virgin appeared before the Oireachtas committee. Photograph:  Angela Halpin

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh says rival Virgin Atlantic has no interest in the Irish market, despite (...)