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Business on wheels: Dublin Chamber of Commerce  members out for charity spin

Thirty-five members of business group Dublin Chamber of Commerce will embark on a 650km cycling trek on Friday, with hopes of raising €20,000 for the (...)

On hand to wish cyclist Joanne Hession, right,   a safe journey were, from left, Mary Rose Burke  and Anne O’Leary, all from the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Some 36 members of Dublin Chamber of Commerce hope to raise €25,000 from the organisation’s fourth charity cycle across France from Biarritz on the Ba(...)

Grant Thornton’s office on City Quay: “The underlying economic success we are achieving is being frustrated by the consequence of almost-full employment.” Photograph: Tom Honan

The march to full employment is more threatening to businesses in Ireland than Brexit, according to Grant Thornton’s latest International Business rep(...)

Brendan Foster: “I come from a practical world and I want things to work.” Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A true-blue Dub, Dublin Chamber of Commerce president Brendan Foster is intensely proud of his Cabra upbringing and the fact he shares an alma mater w(...)

Dublin Chamber chief executive Mary Rose Burke, Grant Thornton partner Brendan Foster and Bord na Mona chief executive Mike Quinn. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Single objections to planning permission are halting key infrastructure projects, the chief executive, of Bord na Móna, Mike Quinn, told a Dublin Cham(...)

Thomas Barr on his way to fourth place in the Olympic 400 metres hurdles final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

All through my athletics career, September was the month of reflection. It was closing time on the season, and with that came the sense things were ab(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake running the route of the London Marathon while strapped to a treadmill at the International Space Station. Photo: European Space Agency/PA Wire

There is, needless to say, a part of you that feels guiltily inadequate when you’re sitting on the couch eating your jumbo breakfast roll, when men an(...)

Justin Gatlin has vowed to boycott the BBC and British media over their coverage of his 100m showdown with Usain Bolt at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: PA

The world 100m silver medallist, Justin Gatlin, has vowed to boycott the BBC and other British media at the championships in protest at their “biased”(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan had a wonderful year in 1995, winning the World Athletics Championships women’s 5000m. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho.

On this date 20 years ago Sonia O’Sullivan felt rubbish and unmotivated. She started off with her usual warm-up around Richmond Park, close to her (...)

Cybercrime could be costing the Irish economy as much as €630m per year. Stock photo: Getty images

A third of consumers have knowingly acquired a pirated product, according to a new survey out today. The findings are part of a Grant Tho(...)

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