A private man, Arthur Ryan   had his own security guard and liked dropping into stores anonymously with a daily schedule kept secret to all but his closest aides.

The death at 83 of Arthur Ryan, founder of Penneys (operating as Primark outside of Ireland) which this year marks its 50th anniversary, brings to an (...)

Breege O’Donoghue, executive director of  Primark/Penneys at their Dublin offices, dressed in clothes by the brand. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Sitting in a funky lime green chair in Arthur Ryan House on Parnell Street in Dublin, Breege O’Donoghue proudly declares that everything I can see her(...)

Liam Kavanagh, managing director of The Irish Times, presents the Top 1,000 Distinguished Leader in Business award to Breege O’Donoghue of Primark at The Irish Times Business Awards. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

Breege O’Donoghue, executive director of Primark/Penneys, which employs more than 5,000 people in the Republic, has been named ‘Irish Times’ Top 1000 (...)

Prof Damien McLoughlin, course director of Ireland’s first master’s programme in retail leadership, at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

High-profile closures such as Sears in the United States and BHS in the UK in recent years have led many to predict the death of retail but Ireland’s (...)

Broadcaster and entrepreneur Norah Casey said the calibre of women who organised  at the ‘Women Leaders Who are Shaping the World’ event. Photograph: Collins

Cork woman Joanne O’Riordan said the pope’s visit to Ireland offers an opportunity to learn from mistakes of the past and to unite those who feel hurt(...)

Norah Casey  wondered why women who might want a symposium on such themes had not organised one themselves.

Well-known Catholic Irish women were not invited to speak at the World Meeting of Families women’s symposium by organiser Norah Casey because her “per(...)

The ‘Voices of Impact: Women Leaders Shaping Global Change’, at the RDS on Saturday August 25th. as part of the World Meeting of families, will be chaired by broadcaster and entrepreneur Norah Casey. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A symposium dedicated to the global impact of women’s leadership will be held as part of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) later this month. The ‘(...)

Donald McDonald, MD Arnotts and former employee Gerard Nolan from Clontarf who started work in Arnotts in 1942 at the Arnotts 175 Museum launch. Photorgraph: Tom Honan.

Dublin department store Arnotts, which celebrates its 175th birthday this month, on Tuesday evening launched an in-store collaboration with the Little(...)

Clockwise: Helen Dixon, Ruth Negga, Maeve Higgins, Marian Keyes, Sharon Horgan

Business & entrepreneurship Ciara Donlon Entrepreneur and CEO, Theya Healthcare It has been a rollercoaster three years for Ciara Donlon(...)

John Collison  of Stripe , speaking at the Web Summit in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

WINNERS Patrick and John Collison It has been a very good year for Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison of Stripe. In July their digita(...)

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