To carry the Guaranteed Irish symbol businesses must ‘provide quality jobs including fair working conditions, professional development and long-term employment’ in Ireland.

In the mid-1970s the Irish Goods Council rolled out a Buy Irish initiative with a view to encouraging people to shop locally. The Big G started appear(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Francesca McDonagh pictured at its agm in the RDS last year. The bank will announce its full-year results on Monday, amid a backdrop of uncertainty about the formation of a new Government. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Monday Results: Bank of Ireland, HP, Mylan. Indicators: UK mortgage approvals (Jan); German business climate, current conditions and expectations ((...)

SuperValu managing director Martin Kelleher and Guaranteed Irish chief executive Bríd O’Connell. Photograph: Andres Poveda

SuperValu plans to invest more than €700,000 into a new partnership with Guaranteed Irish, the business membership organisation promoting home-grown a(...)

Guaranteed Irish chief executive Bríd O’Connell said people have a “nostalgic feeling” for the symbol. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Guaranteed Irish has begun a push to triple its membership by the end of 2020 as part of moves to reinvent itself beyond its beginnings in the 1970s (...)

 Bríd O’Connell, chief executive Guaranteed Irish, Ciarán Cannon, Minister of State at the Department of Trade, and Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange at the launch of ‘Guranteed Irish Month’ at the Irish Stock Exchange . Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Companies that are members of the Guaranteed Irish business organisation generated turnover of €11 billion in 2017 and directly employ almost 50,000 p(...)

Are you a saver or a spender?A bit of both. I have always saved, but when you work for yourself, you need a rainy day fund. I find I am spending a lot(...)