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Jock Jordan: elevated to regional vice-president

While selling a company for a handsome profit might be good news for its owners, it can be a profoundly unsettling event for employees. There is conce(...)

Founder and chief executive Colum Lyons,  chief marketing officer Shelley McKinney, chief business officer James O’Toole, director of operations Simon Montgomery  and chief technology officer and Rob O’Farrell of ID-Pal. Photograph: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography

Irish online verification company ID-Pal has raised €1 million in funding to fuel expansion. The company, which was founded by Colum Lyons in 2016, i(...)

Michael Dawson of One4All said it was safer and more flexible to use than traditional cards. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Gift voucher company One4All is going digital with a new gift card that can be bought, spent and sent on a smartphone. The company, which is owned by(...)

Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys. In June, the Minister secured the backing of Cabinet for plans to introduce a minimum five-year expiry date on gift vouchers. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Plans to introduce legislation stopping companies from charging maintenance fees on gift cards or selling vouchers with expiry limits of less than fiv(...)

Founder and chief executive of the Gift Voucher Shop Michael Dawson. The company saw sales jump nearly 20 per cent to €16.4 million

The directors of the company behind the popular One4all gift cards and vouchers shared a €2.65 million dividend last year after it reported another ri(...)

“I’m passionate about spending locally, particularly for fresh produce.” Photograph: Jason Clarke

Are you a saver or a spender? I’m a bit of both. I come from an era when saving for a rainy day was instilled in us as children. However, I do like t(...)

IIreland’s Billy Holland, Donnacha Ryan, Simon Zebo, Conor Murray and CJ Stander celebrate after beating the All Blacks in Chicago, the US. File photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ireland’s triumph over the All Blacks, the summer heatwave and President Michael D Higgins queuing at an ATM were among the moments which brought joy (...)

Close to 60 per cent of bullying victims reported a failure by management to resolve the issue effectively

Almost half of workers in Ireland have experienced bullying, according to a new survey which shows employers often fail to deal with the problem when (...)

Michael Dawson, chief executive officer of Gift Voucher Shop

Are you a saver or a spender? Definitely a spender with only two exceptions – my pension, which if I knew more about and had access to I would probab(...)

Sota, aka Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro’s “social talker” robot
Planet Business

Image of the week: Robot talk Under the motto “making a future with robots”, the International Robot Exhibition 2015 has been taking place this wee(...)

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