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Sculptor Helen O’Connell at work carving limestone.
Warrior women at work

They have spent years training to become a bronze sculptor, a stone carver, a dedicated goldsmith or a tapestry weaver with patience and incredible fo(...)

While the local corner store now stocks items from around the globe, there is also an emphasis on keeping it local and providing fresh produce that has been grown locally.
At your convenience

Fewer and more are the two words that tell the story of developments within the Irish convenience-store sector in recent decades: the number of indepe(...)

Dublin Chamber chief executive Mary Rose Burke. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Having climbed back into the top 10 on IMD’s world competitiveness rankings in 2017, Ireland has now fallen back to 12th. The last time Ireland slippe(...)

KPMG managing partner Shaun Murphy: “The commitment of CEOs to keeping up with and understanding the implications of technology has become an even greater acid test of leadership.”

The world is changing for CEOs and how they lead and grow their organisations. KPMG’s third annual CEO Outlook gathered the perspectives of CEOs of la(...)

Netwatch co-founders David Walsh, left, and Niall Kelly with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, centre. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

With more than 300,000 customers in the US and Europe and 500 staff spread across three countries, Netwatch is well on the way to achieving its founde(...)

Ray, Natalya, Ros and Charles Coyle run Tayto Park in Co Meath.
Keeping it in the family

Seventy-five per cent of Irish businesses are family-owned but families are not necessarily happy or harmonious entities. However, there are ways in w(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney at the Hampshire town of Farnborough: “In the event of a no-deal scenario . . . we might have a lot of idle bankers.”

It seemed like a good idea at the time – instead of grilling Mark Carney and his Bank of England colleagues in the usual confines of a stuffy Westmins(...)

Prime minister Theresa May spent much of Tuesday meeting representatives from Conservative associations to brief them on her plans. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May has escaped defeat by just six votes on an amendment that would have kept Britain in a customs union with the European Union in the absenc(...)

Referring to “political instability in London” and “turmoil in Westminster” the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it “shouldn’t give us cause for panic”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Political instability in Westminster and uncertainty about the British Government’s capacity to pass any Withdrawal Treaty through parliament means th(...)

A protester who wants chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to “Fix Facebook”. Photograph: François Lenoir/File photo/Reuters

Expose a female nipple on Facebook in an image portraying a perfectly natural breastfeeding mother, and the content gets removed. Yet Facebook mode(...)

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