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Bobby Kerr: The Newstalk radio host’s cheery unflappability belies his business nous and worldly experience.

As if the airwaves weren’t already full of former Dragon’s Den stars talking about the presidency, Sunday morning finds another alumnus of the TV show(...)

Pope Francis: the reaction is so muted that the closest thing to a wholehearted welcome comes from RTÉ’s resident religious sceptic, Ray D’Arcy. Photograph: Claudio Peri/Pool/AP Photo

The reaction on the airwaves to Wednesday’s confirmation that Pope Francis will visit Ireland in August once again underlines how much Irish society h(...)

 Bobby Kerr in his office on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin.  “I’ve sold out of Insomnia, but I won’t be sitting out at my home in Dún Laoghaire looking out into the sea. I’m going to be doing stuff.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Wednesday of this week had to be one of the most miserable days in a very, very long time. For many of us it was the second day back at work after the(...)

Insomnia founder Bobby Kerr and chief executive Harry O’Kelly.

Businessman Bobby Kerr is to leave Insomnia, the coffee chain he established 20 years ago, after selling his stake in the company to other shareholder(...)

Ellen Pao, author of Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change. Her book gives a ground-breaking account of discrimination against women and other minority groups in the tech world. Photograph: Bloomberg

Business books get a bad rap and with good justification in many cases. Too many are churned out and original thinking is a rare commodity. They form(...)

The rural post office is  a one-stop shop for confidential guidance about public services, postal needs or help with various financial transactions. Photograph:  Getty Images

This week finally saw positive efforts to address the existential risk to the post office network and the postal delivery system as we know it. Minist(...)

Bobby Kerr, chief executive of Insomnia: ‘There’s never going to be a huge market for the reusable cup.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Anyone who drinks take-out coffee regularly can hardly be unaware of the colossal waste involved. Millions of throwaway cups find their way into land(...)

Both Cardinal Capital and BlueBay Capital have made debt repayments of €27.9 million and €19.9 million but it is not clear who the beneficiaries of these payments are. Photograph: Thierry Roge/Reuters

Private equity firms working with the State are using a tax minimisation structure to reduce their tax bills to just €250 a year, according to a repor(...)

Young Cannes Lions who will represent Irish advertising at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity . Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Monday Indicators: Euro zone construction output (April) Meetings: Cannes Lions Festival advertising industry competition (week-long event) Tuesday(...)

Insomnia plans to  open stores in Drumcondra and Mary Street in Dublin, Cavan, Mallow and Belfast. Photograph: Eric Luke

Insomnia, the coffee chain led by Bobby Kerr, is eyeing up a significant expansion this year, with plans to open as many as 30 outlets between now and(...)

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