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Aryzta had an unremitting bad year and was the  standout corporate loser of 2018. Photograph: Reuters

It was another year of mixed fortunes in corporate Ireland. The economy continues to be the fastest growing in Europe while the live register fell to (...)

 Patricia Scanlon, founder of Soapbox Labs, in Dublin. Photograph: Arthur Carron

Being named by Forbes magazine as one of “the world’s top 50 women in tech” is recognition of just how far Irish start-up SoapBox Labs has come, its f(...)

Tourists in Dublin. Overall Irish revenues for the first nine months of the year are up 7.1 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2017 with revenue from key markets up 12.2 per cent

The challenges posed by Brexit to the tourism industry have long been noted. Our over-reliance on overseas visitors from Britain, together with the de(...)

Stephen Kavanagh, who is to step down as  Aer Lingus  chief executive at the end of the month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If Stephen Kavanagh was anymore down to earth he’d be subterranean. The Dubliner is as unassuming as they come, particularly among the officer ranks (...)

David Walsh, founder and CEO of Netwatch at its office in Carlow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Eight months after its private equity-fuelled merger with two US companies and one from the UK, the Carlow security monitoring company, Netwatch, has (...)

Primark accounts for about half of Associated British Foods’ revenue and profit. Photograph: Bob Collier/Bloomberg News

Shares in the company that owns the Dublin-based fashion retailer Penneys, which trades abroad as Primark, fell 4.6 per cent on Friday after it surpri(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Worries about US bond markets signalling an impending recession, and a still rumbling trade war between the world’s top two economies, saw European sh(...)

 All Star footballers Conor McManus of Monaghan and Ryan McHugh of Donegal with members of the Philadelphia GAA Club during a coaching session   in Limerick Field, Philadelphia. Photograph:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

The GAA has always had a fascination with the USA. Last weekend the endangered species that is players on an All Star tour visited the Limerick Field (...)

PwC All Star footballers with members of  Philadelphia GAA Club and the Sam Maguire cup after a coaching session in Limerick Field,  Pottstown, Philadelphia. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

The PwC Football All Stars visited the Limerick Field complex in Philadelphia at the weekend, and Philadelphia GAA chair Ger Dillon was impressed that(...)

US president Donald Trump (centre), Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto (left) and Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau sign the new deal in  Buenos Aires on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump has joined the leaders of Canada and Mexico at a global meeting in Argentina to sign a revised North American trade pact tha(...)

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