Elaine Coholan, left and Jenny Synott founders of Dublin Cookie Company on Thomas Street, Dublin: ‘We were motivated by the idea of creating something out of nothing.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dusty university charters tend to be dedicated to lofty ideals such as the advancement of literature, science and art. These days, they seem just as d(...)

Maurice Healy, Healy Group: “Last year we turned over a record amount for our business.” Photograph: Richie Stokes

A well-known businessman and philanthropist, Maurice moved from his native Cork to Dublin in 1971, where he began his professional career working at a(...)