Clark Pilita

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Does it matter if you swear a bit at work? What about the odd crass vulgarity? These questions have been on my mind ever since a friend told me in vi(...)

Ireland cannot continue to say “no,no,no” to international efforts for the reform of corporate taxes, according to the man leading the efforts to reach agreement at the OECD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland should support the drive to reach an agreement on the reform of corporate taxes and cannot continue to say “no, no, no” to international effor(...)

People doomed to hot-desking waste an average of two weeks a year just looking for a place to sit, one study claimed last month. Photograph: Getty

Few aspects of office life are more dispiriting than hot-desking, the penny-pinching ploy that strips people of their own desk and casts them out to t(...)

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(...)

I have always thought the office toilet was more important than one might think and last week I found some research that backs up my hunch

For the past two months I have stopped doing something at work that I thought I would do for ever. I no longer flush the loo. Nor does anyone else in(...)

Official figures show long-term immigration to the UK for work has fallen since 2016, the year of the Brexit vote

Last Sunday marked the third anniversary of Britain’s vote to leave the EU, to which it still belongs. No one yet knows exactly when or how the UK wi(...)

Is this the NSA whose mass snooping was exposed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden? Photograph: Natalia Fedosenko\TASS via Getty Images

It is not every day that I hear from a huge American surveillance outfit like the National Security Agency, the one whose mass snooping was exposed by(...)

‘It’s definitely true that right now every one of us should think hard about whether or not we need to take a flight,’ says Virgin Group chief executive Josh Bayliss

The other day, the chief executive of a well known global company did something unusual. He said people should ask themselves if they really needed to(...)

The world’s second largest cannabis company predicts the expected opening up of the medicinal market may see up to 50,000 Irish patients being prescribed cannabis within four years

The world’s second largest cannabis company predicts the expected opening up of the medicinal market may see up to 50,000 Irish patients being prescri(...)

I have certainly been to gabfests where I have been bored to a semi-coma by a parade of dull speakers. Photograph: Getty

From time to time, the business world comes up with an idea so baffling it is hard to believe anyone takes it seriously. I came across one last week (...)

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