Workplace stress is a highly complex problem, fraught with “psychosocial risks”, according to the ESRI. Photograph: iStock

In recent weeks, two illustrious bodies have flagged problems with the Irish psyche. The OECD told us that 18.5 per cent of Irish people have a mental(...)

GE reported a $22.8 billion (€20 billion) loss for the third quarter on Tuesday, largely due to a writedown in the value of its GE Power business

General Electric slashed its quarterly dividend to just 1 cent per share and said it would split its power unit into two businesses as new chief execu(...)

A diner gets a manicure while waiting for a table at a Haidilao restaurant, China’s most popular hot pot chain, in Beijing. Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/ The New York Times

Sometimes, Shang Feifei goes to a restaurant just for the manicures. On a recent Wednesday night, the 40-year-old sat patiently at a downtown Beijing(...)

Prof Nien-hê Hsieh is to deliver the Laurence Crowley Lecture at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School on October 1st.
Making business a force for good

Growing concerns about the power of individual corporations and the pace of change in the digital economy have led to calls for a new ethical code to (...)

Mike Bloomberg at Bloomberg on  Harcourt Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The three-time former mayor of New York City, serial flirter with US presidential bids and 11th richest man in the world has got his emerald tie on. (...)

It is still the only Irish university in the Financial Times Top 100 global business schools but UCD Smurfit School has significantly dropped in this year’s rankings.

UCD Smurfit School has plummeted 24 places in the latest Financial Times Global MBA rankings, dropping from 70th place last year on the back of fallin(...)

Dalton Philips has been appointed chief executive of  DAA for a seven-year term

Dalton Philips, the former chief executive of the supermarket chain Morrisons and Brown Thomas, has been named as the new head of DAA, the former Dubl(...)

Accommodation requests for Dublin Airbnb properties were 25% more likely to be ignored when they came from gay male couples, according to Dr Ronan Lyons and Mr Rishi Ahuja of Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Gay male couples are discriminated against by Dublin hosts on the home-share website Airbnb, according to new research conducted by economists at Trin(...)

Girl power: A girl poses beside the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue that  appeared opposite Wall Street’s iconic bull in March this year

Taking the worry out of money The Mercer’s Inside Employees’ Minds survey in the US found that personal financial issues impact professional performa(...)

A study has found that spending money to save time may reduce stress about the limited time in the day, thereby improving happiness. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s a question central to daily life: Do you spend money to save time or spend time to save money? Well, if happiness is the goal, you might consid(...)

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