Kevin O’Connor: ‘I don’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself – but sometimes that expectation may be too high.’

Kevin O’Connor of General Paints, which is based in a former Famine workhouse on a five-acre site in Celbridge. The company produces the well-known Co(...)

People who successfully work with family often find the experience to be enriching

Working in the family business can be fraught. If your manager is also your parent, sibling or other relative, how do you keep things professional? P(...)

 Aoife and Paddy Hayes at CST International, Fitzwilliam Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Handing down the family business can be a delicate affair. We’ve all heard the stories. Parents who won’t let go. Children not ready for the job. Dysf(...)