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 Cary Grace, chief executive of Aon’s global retirement and investment business.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Diversity was built into Cary Grace’s DNA – almost. Her early years were spent in what was essentially a social experiment, a planned community outsid(...)

A memorial to Sandra Bland, who died in a southeast Texas jail cell three days after a traffic stop, in Hempstead, Texas. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times

As trooper Brian Encinia angrily threatened her with a stun gun from just outside her car window, Sandra Bland recorded the encounter on her cellphone(...)

New York take on Leitrim in the Connacht Championship in Gaelic Park, The Bronx, New York, last year. Photograph: Andy Marlin/Inpho

This weekend will mark New York’s 21st year in the Connacht championship – to date they’ve used 217 players and 60 per cent of those have only played (...)

Boeing  chief executive Dennis Muilenburg at the annual shareholder meeting in Chicago, Illinois.  Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg tried to bolster shareholder confidence in the company on Monday in his first general meeting since two fatal(...)

Outgoing French ambassador to the US Gérard Araud: criticised Donald Trump as a whimsical, unpredictable, uninformed Sun King. Photograph: Damon Winter

Washington will miss Gérard Araud, but Gérard Araud will not miss Washington. The capital has too many squirrels, he says, not to mention a squirrelly(...)

The complexity of Brexit has shown how deeply entangled the global economy is. Photograph: iStockphoto

Business is the most international of all subjects. The complexity of Brexit has shown how deeply entangled the global economy is, and how difficult i(...)

The Carbery Group’s main plant in Ballineen in Co Cork. The group’s profit before tax rose from €24.2 million to €25.1 million last year.

The company behind Dubliner cheese has increased by €22 million the amount it intends to invest in its facilities as part of an ongoing diversificati(...)

Kraft Heinz took a $15 billion (€13 billion) writedown in February to reflect a decline in the value of some of its biggest brands

Kraft Heinz’s chief executive is leaving the food company after a profit warning that shook the global consumer goods industry. Bernardo Hees will be(...)

From the 47th floor (about half the height of our mountain in Wicklow) I had a panoramic vista

I just spent a month in a Chicago apartment and I might be a changed man. My balcony opened onto a forest of skyscrapers: each one a concrete, glass o(...)

Edwards Lifesciences CEO Mike Mussallem. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene

Miles Lowell Edwards was not the most obvious guy to start a medical technology business. A hydraulics engineer in the paper and pulp industry in the (...)

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