‘Family businesses have aspects to them that make corporate governance particularly challenging.’ Photograph: iStock

Corporate governance is one of those terms that gets bandied about from time to time without much of an attempt to explore its full meaning. Indeed, m(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Over half of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) surveyed by AIB in its sentiment survey are reviewing, postponing or cancelling investment plans. Th(...)

Firms in the tourism sector,   already  feeling the pinch from a weaker sterling, have been the worst hit over Brexit as the industry relies heavily on tourism from Britain. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Some 35 per cent of SMEs in the Republic and 40 per cent in the North say they have cancelled or postponed plans to invest in their businesses due to (...)

One-fifth of export-focused SMEs in the Republic are plotting ways to reduce their exposure to the UK market, according to AIB. Photograph: iStock

The vast majority of small and medium enterprises (SME) across the island of Ireland have no formal Brexit plans as negativity remains high in the man(...)

Businesses in the Republic are more pessimistic about the effects of Brexit than those in Northern Ireland, even though firms in the North have experi(...)

Catherine Moroney, head of business banking at AIB; Network Ireland president Rebecca Harrison; CRC chief executive Stephanie Manahan; and Priscilla O’Regan, head of communications at BT, launching  Network Ireland’s Creating Opportunities conference. Photograph: 1IMAGE/Bryan Brophy

Monday Indicators: Irish manufacturing PMI (Sep); euro zone manufacturing PMI (Sep), unemployment (Aug); UK manufacturing PMI (Sep); German manufact(...)