Sean O Driscoll: We need to focus more on efficiency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Seán O’Driscoll, the chief executive of Glen Dimplex, yesterday invited the former Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan to the Merrion Hotel in Dublin t(...)

 Sean O Driscoll: the Glen Dimplex CEO will be the keynote speaker at the International Manufacturing Conference in Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson

The International Manufacturing Conference will return to Cork this week after an 11-year absence. The conference, which is being jointly organised by(...)

Sinead Heaney, director of the new €75 million fund for export-focused SME’s at the BDO office in Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

“Premature sell-out of businesses is an issue here,” muses Sinead Heaney, founding director of the €75 million BDO Development Capital Fund. Sh(...)

Martin Naughton, chairman of Glen Dimplex (l) and Sean O’Driscoll, CEO, photographed at the launch of Glen Dimplex’s global energy centre in Dunleer, Co. Louth in 2007. the group announced today that it would add to this operation with  a facility focoused on developing smart electric heating technologies of the future. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times)

Glen Dimplex, one of the world’s largest electrical heating business, announced a €40 million investment in what is its second research and developmen(...)

Glen Dimplex chairman Sean O’Driscoll, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and Quintas partner Yvonne Barry, who is chairwoman of the Cork Foundation

The first two beneficiaries of the Cork Foundation fund will be announced at the organisation’s inaugural Founders’ Dinner this Friday. The non-prof(...)

David Puttnam:  “Although the pace and the scale of change can at times be bewildering, the need to up our own game has become absolute.” (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Oscar winning producer, Lord David Puttnam, has warned that Europe must ride the digital age not drown in it with countries in the continent being urg(...)

Martyred lord mayor Terence MacSwiney: the exhibition features material from the revolutionary period in Cork from the establishment of the Irish Volunteers in the city in 1913-14 up to the start of the Civil War

BARRY ROCHE An exhibition telling the story of Cork’s martyred lord mayors, Tomas Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney along with their successor, Dona(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller criticised the notion that in Ireland, everything but a university education is seen as inferior. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Ireland needs a more disruptive approach to education with science “woefully underrepresented” in the country, the Global Irish Economic Forum has hea(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore  at the Global Irish Economic forum in Dublin Castle today. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland has too many universities and needs a more disruptive approach to education, the chairman and CEO of Glen Dimplex has said.Speaking today at t(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore speaks  with Ifrah Ahmed at the Africa-Ireland Economic Forum yesterday.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The third Global Irish Economic Forum which opens in Dublin Castle today will be about “jobs, jobs, jobs”, according to Glen Dimplex chief executive S(...)