Breege O’Donoghue: one of the best and most respected corporate directors in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Something sits uneasily about the resignation this week of Fáilte Ireland director, the veteran former Penneys/Primark executive Breege O’Donoghue, ju(...)

Breege O’Donoghue. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A second member of Fáilte Ireland’s board has resigned after it emerged that she went to Spain on holidays during the summer despite the Government ad(...)

Liam Kavanagh, MD of The Irish Times, presents the Top 1000 Distinguished Leader in Business award to Breege O’Donoghue of Primark at last year’s Irish Times Business Awards. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

Some of the country’s leading business people and companies have been selected for the third annual Irish Times Business Awards, which are being held (...)

Pictured in March at the original launch of The Irish Times Business Awards 2020, in association with KPMG, were Séamus Hand, Managing Partner KPMG, Liam Kavanagh, The Irish Times Managing Director, and Breege O’Donoghue, winner of the Distinguished Leader in Business award in 2019. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG, will now be held in early September in the Mansion House in Dublin. The third annual award(...)

Seamus Hand, managing partner of KPMG; Liam Kavanagh, managing director of The Irish Times; and Breege O’Donoghue, who last year won the Top 1000 Distinguished Leader in Business award. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The Irish Times Business awards 2020 will be held on Wednesday, May 13th, in the Mansion House, Dublin. This year will mark the third year of the Busi(...)

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(...)

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