Consumer is contributing to economic growth, and lifting consumer sentiment. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A surge in spending on houses, cars and household goods coupled with growing employment has seen consumer sentiment hit levels not seen since the heig(...)

FX Buckley is keeping tradition to the fore of its efforts to modernise and expand. From right: butchers Darragh Buckley, Alan McKay and Ian Fleming

FIONA REDDANWith a history in Dublin’s meat industry stretching back to the time of James Joyce’s Ulysses – and before – it’s no surprise that FX Buck(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, which is making its interest rate decision on Wednesday.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Oracle. Indicators: US industrial production (August). TOMORROW Results: Adobe Systems; and General Mills. Meetings: Fastnet Oil and(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney with UCD Business School students, Ciara Swan and Jeanne Spillane, at the launch of the new MSc in Food Business Strategy.

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has launched a new MSc in Food Business Strategy, which will blend theory and practice to prepare gra(...)

Accenture and its Leaders of Tomorrow (from left): Nubi Kay, Mark Ryan, country managing director Accenture, and Alex Keaney. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

A new smartphone app that will streamline the various text and messaging services on a phone into one unified feed has won UCD Smurfit School s(...)

UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is hosting a two-day “Winning Negotiation Strategies” course next month

Successful negotiations are not always about winning, they are mainly about getting the best long-term outcomes and frequently about making sure that (...)

Illustration: Eoin Coveney

2006Things could hardly have looked sunnier for Irish consumers in the summer of 2006. The savings scheme introduced by former minister for finance Ch(...)

From left: Irish Times Managing Director Liam Kavanagh, Michael McAleer, Irish Times Innovation Editor, and Aidan Gough, strategy and policy director of InterTradeIreland, at the launch of The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2014. photograph: frank miller

The search for the most ingenious and original innovations on the island begins today, with the launch of The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation(...)

Eimear Kenny (left), ICON’s HR vice-president, and Helen Brophy, director of executive education with the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Leading global contract research organisation ICON has teamed up with the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School to establish the ICON Bu(...)

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