“Fourteen of the top 15 global lessors have operations in Ireland,” says Pieter Burger, lead tax partner, aircraft leasing and finance, with Deloitte.(...)

The growth and success of the industry here can be traced all the way back to the 1970s and the foundation of Guinness Peat Aviation  by Tony Ryan – the man who later went on to found Ryanair. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The aircraft leasing industry has been one of this Ireland’s greatest success stories over the past four decades. We are now firmly established as the(...)

Prof Gary Pisano: “You need an entrepreneurial ecosystem that will spawn a lot of firms followed by a fairly attritional process of Darwinian selection. I don’t want them to co-operate. I want them to intentionally compete.”

One of the core goals of Irish industrial policy for the past two decades has been the development of a self-sustaining life sciences cluster in this (...)

Falling fuel prices at the pump are partly the result of a recent drop in the cost of oil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Consumer confidence remains strong despite Brexit and is driving spending increases across virtually all sectors, according to the latest Consumer Mar(...)

Smurfit Library at UCD Smurfit school of business:school’s finance degree ranked 29th in Europe

The master’s in finance degree at UCD’s business school has been ranked 34th in the world and 29th in Europe, according to the 2016 Financial Times to(...)

Next step up the career ladder: investigate the vast range of conversion courses which can focus your academic and personal skills on a specific work sector

Conversion courses offer graduates the opportunity to change direction from their undergraduate studies to focus on a new area entirely. Such a degre(...)

Dr Bruce Martin: “A big part of what we are doing is helping to link the students up with researchers who are working on cutting-edge technologies”

Graduates of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s MSc in innovation, entrepreneurship and design gain more than a much sought-after Smur(...)

 Chief executive officer of airline Ryanair, Michael O’Leary. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Nervousness over the outcome of today’s general election, together with the opening salvos of the UK’s referendum debate on European Union membership(...)

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School: home to a dual degree programme with graduates awarded an MSc in international management from the school and a master’s in international management from CEMS

Future generations of global business leaders can gain a head start in the multilingual, multicultural and internationalised business world thr(...)

Alastair Blair of Accenture: “The vibrant start-up scene in Dublin is very much reflected in the applications we have been getting over the past two or three years.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill .

The Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Award offers students and newly qualified graduates from third-level institutions throughout the country the opportu(...)

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