Gary McGann: bagged himself a seat on the board of Green REIT.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The game of will he/won’t he retire keeps swirling around Gary McGann, the chief executive of the Smurfit Kappa group. The more board seats he picks u(...)

Prof Mary Lambkin of University College Dublin: “Global business services is the new industrial revolution.” photograph: jason clarke

A new MSc programme from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School aims to prepare Ireland to take a leading position in what professor (...)

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(...)

Ian Nolan and Thomas Rabazo, founder and lead developer of Legalshine
New Innovator: Legalshine

Legalshine is a new software product for large organisations designed to help them manage their legal spending. “Our software uses new t(...)

The business of MBAs

It is competitive to get into, extremely hard work and it can be very expensive indeed. Why, then, is a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) su(...)

Pat Gibbons: “There is increasing research evidence that the competitiveness of economies is directly linked to the quality of management.”

The new Diploma in Advanced Management Performance at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is aimed at helping companies gain a competitiv(...)

UCD has climbed up the FT Global Executive MBA Rankings again.

University College Dublin (UCD) has inched up the rankings in the 2013 Financial Times Global Executive MBA Rankings published today. The Dubli(...)

John Hinde postcard of children on a Connemara bog. “A country’s most effective sustainable competitive advantage is one that provides it with a long-term advantage not easily duplicated or imitated by other countries.” Photograph: John Hinde Ireland.

The recent shenanigans about our 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate, unseemly aggressive “tax planning” by powerful and profitable global businesses, an(...)

Publicis chief executive Maurice Lévy (left) and Omnicom chief executive John Wren shake hands on the merger during a news conference held on the rooftop of the Publicis headquarters in Paris last month.  Photograph: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

An ancient and venerable Hindu once contemplated his navel for seven years and came to the conclusion that there was nothing in it. I came to the same(...)

Shoppers on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Consumer confidence improved by five points in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period last year.

Consumer confidence increased significantly in the first half of this year despite falling disposable incomes, a decline in consumer spending and subd(...)