Chris Johns

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 Sir Richard Branson, founder of the  Virgin Group with UFC Fighter Conor McGregor and MC Alan Shortt on the main stage of the Pendulum Summit in Dublin in  2018. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

India’s financial crime agency has seized control of Q City, an estimated $80 million office park in Hyderabad formerly owned by thefamily of Sean Qui(...)

Ryan Pandya (left) and Perumal Gandhi of Perfect Day, the Cork-born biotechnology company has begun selling an ice cream free of animal products, which has been developed using a lab-grown protein

The percentage of mortgage holders prepared to switch providers in search of better value has doubled in the last three years, and is significantly hi(...)

Many studies, including at least one by Nobel prize winners, suggest that human happiness peaks at levels of income far below those of the successful lawyer and banker

One of the many ways in which Ireland is marked by echoes of its colonial past is the separation of the legal profession between solicitors and barris(...)

Boris Johnson acts as if the greatest insight to be drawn is the one explained in Bohemian Rhapsody: ‘nothing really matters’. Nothing but himself, of course. Photograph: Darren Staples/Bloomberg

Late-night holiday conversations have never taken on a more dystopian tone. I thought the wine-fuelled Brexit rows of the past three years were bad, b(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has previously made commitments that the tax surge will not feed into day to day spending

The government will this week be told by the state’s fiscal watchdog that it should direct billions of euros in corporate tax revenues into a “prudenc(...)

The thing that affects equities the most these days is the latest tweet from Donald Trump. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The stock market has just had its worst month of the year. How big a concern is this? The answer is usually “it all depends”: one month’s gyrations in(...)

Brexit Party campaign rally at Mill Farm, home of AFC  Flyde, in Wesham on Saturday. Last week’s local elections saw a large electoral shift towards parties that are anti-Brexit. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The connections between business – the economy – and politics are not always obvious. Decisions over interest rates and taxes have consequences: not a(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg meeting leaders of  UK political parties at the House of Commons in  London to discuss the need for cross-party action to address  climate change.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl, started her solo strike from school for climate activism outside the Swedish parliament in Stockholm(...)

EU Council president Donald Tusk with British prime minister Theresa May in Brussels. Whatever happens next on Brexit, the British have entered a permanent state of negotiation with the EU. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

How many times can we say “next week’s emergency EU Brexit summit will be critical”? How many more times can we say “the events of the next few days s(...)

Chris Johns, non-executive chairman of Smith and Williamson’s European hub, and Cedric Cruess Callaghan, the company’s chief executive. Photograph: Maxwells

UK financial and professional services group Smith & Williamson has established a European hub in Dublin to ensure its European Union clients can (...)

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