Shingo Institute executive director Ken Snyder, AbbVie Ballytivnan operations manager Niall Kerlin, AbbVie Ballytivnan site director Joe Kumor and Institute of Management Improvement president Ritsuo Shingo.

AbbVie’s facility in Ballytivnan, Co Sligo, has been awarded the prestigious international Shingo prize for operational excellence. The prize is nam(...)

Tony Brabazon. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

University College Dublin (UCD) has appointed Prof Anthony Brabazon to head up its College of Business, which includes the well-regarded Lochlann Quin(...)

I bought my first hotel when I was 13. Installed in London’s Mayfair, I flaunted my wealth shamelessly . . . then I was jailed. I neither passed “Go” (...)

Liam Kavanagh (left), managing director of The Irish Times, presenting the overall Irish Times Innovation award to John Browne and Dr James Kennedy from Kastus at the 2017 Irish Times Innovation Awards. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Entries are invited for the prestigious Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018. This year’s awards will comprise five categories, covering a wide array of(...)

If you want funding for an MBA you may need to look to your employer or seek funding independently as the fees charged can be much higher than courses in other disciplines

The career pay-off for doing an MBA (Master of Business Administration) is well worth considering. While there may be a common misconception that you (...)

I have some very clever friends who swear by meditation and mindfulness apps. This clearly works for them, and it seems churlish to poke fun at anything that eases the stress of working life

Mindfulness programmes have now sprouted everywhere from Google and Intel to Target and General Mills. Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of Bridgewat(...)

Representation row: Ryanair argues that its existing structure is already a fair collective bargaining system and that it has the Supreme Court’s approval.  Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ryanair pilots are heading for their first ever strike within the next few days in what could turn into a battle of wills between them and the airline(...)

Irexit would restore a measure of control over the development of our resources and the autonomy to develop them. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

We need to talk about Irexit. Seriously. If you put your head around the door of any of the innumerable meeting rooms in which all things Brexit are b(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly’s chairwoman Ms Justice Mary Laffoy said “much more work is required” to facilitate independent living in Ireland. Photograph: Maxwell’s

State spending on the care of people aged over 65 dropped by almost €1,000 per person between 2009 and 2015, the Citizens’ Assembly has heard. The a(...)

Studies show that children of older mothers have better language skills and fewer behavioural, social and emotional problems. Photograph: iStock

The bulk of medical research on pregnancy and childbirth has emphasised the importance of an expectant mother’s physical health in terms of the likely(...)

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