“Caring for our fellows and the places in which we live is as much the business of business as earning a profit.” Photograph: RubberBall Productions via Getty

What makes a good business? Presumably it must survive; it must be profitable enough to pay its staff a decent wage and to honour its trade agreements(...)

Tarlach de Blácam of the Inis Meáin Knitting Company: “There’s huge potential for us in online sales but we need decent broadband and, like others in rural Ireland, we feel neglected”

Doing business from a unique location such as Inis Meáin was difficult in the early days for Tarlach de Blácam and his wife, Áine Ní Chonghaile, found(...)