Standing the heat: young chefs work long hours in demanding conditions. Photograph: E+/Getty

Roisin Gillen had a heartstopping moment in a kitchen in Chicago this summer when she bumped into a waiter who was carrying a tray of tiny fine china (...)

Nostra co-founder and chief executive Kevin O’Loughlin

Irish IT services company Nostra, which is targeting revenues of €25 million by 2020, has acquired rival Emit for an undisclosed sum. Founded in lat(...)

Stephen Glancey, chief executive of C&C, in the company’s warehouse. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish companies are moving to stockpile goods in Britain to safeguard supply chains as deadlock between the UK and the EU pushes them to sharpen plans(...)

John Boyle founder and CEO of Boylesports. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The founder and chief executive of bookmaker Boylesports, who signalled over the weekend that he plans to retire, is most likely to choose his success(...)

Former Aer Lingus chief executive Colm Barrington is to join the board of the Nordic airline Finnair. Photograph: Alan Betson

Brexit is already affecting the Irish business landscape, according to the Sunday Business Post. The paper reports that insolvencies rose by 13 per ce(...)

Nostra managing director Kevin O’Loughlin

Irish-owned IT services firm Nostra has announced plans to create 50 jobs over the next three years at its newly extended facility in Lucan, Co Dublin(...)

Blanaid Clarke, TCD professor of corporate law, and Danny McCoy, chief executive of Ibec, speaking at an Ibec conference on the implications of a potential Brexit for Ireland. Next month’s British referendum on EU membership is ‘by far’ the single biggest issue in a generation for Irish business, according to Danny McCoy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Next month’s British referendum on EU membership is “by far” the single biggest issue in a generation for Irish business, according to Danny McCoy, ch(...)

 Chief executive officer of airline Ryanair, Michael O’Leary. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Nervousness over the outcome of today’s general election, together with the opening salvos of the UK’s referendum debate on European Union membership(...)

 British prime minister David Cameron will be hoping to secure renegotiated terms for the UK’s EU membership at the European Council summit. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

With polls in the United Kingdom showing a majority in favour of leaving the European Union, Brexit is a hot topic. Against this backdrop, a European(...)

David Begg, general secretary of ICTU, warned that years of pent up pressure on incomes could lead to a wage explosion in the next few years.

There is no prospect of social partnership being revived as the economy continues its recovery, according to the leaders of employers group Ibec and (...)

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