Marissa Mayer, the former Yahoo chief executive, banned employees from working from home in 2013 Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

I have been thinking a lot about “Bob”. He was a US software developer who worked from home for a large company. In 2013, it emerged Bob had been outs(...)

The setting of gender targets is still rare in Irish companies, the survey found. Photograph: iStock

Nine out of 10 Irish companies and organisations have adopted initiatives aimed at improving gender balance and inclusion, but opinion is divided on w(...)

Drifts of bluebells flowering in the woodland gardens of Mount Usher in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Richard Johnston

If this were – deep sigh – a typical spring, then many Irish gardens would already be awash with the flowers and foliage of some of our loveliest wood(...)

The most likely outcome of Brexit is that foreign banks with large operations in London would shift their staff to a spread of eurozone locations where they already have operations — including Frankfurt, Dublin, Paris, Warsaw and Lisbon. That would fragment the financial services industry in Europe, potentially weakening the continent’s ability to compete internationally. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES)

What would Brexit mean for the City of London? The question is becoming increasingly pressing as next week’s historic In/Out referendum on British EU(...)

Ikea’s food business managing director Michael La Cour  improved his day last week by tucking into some veggie balls at their official launch in Ikea’s Brussels store. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir
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  Image of the week: Ikea’s veggie balls Here’s a new entry to the Ikea vocabulary: Grönsaksbullar. They are the vegetarian or “veggie(...)

Helena Morrissey advocates for 30 per cent female representation on boards Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Female board membership at Europe’s biggest companies has more than doubled in a decade, approaching the level in the US, even as women represent just(...)

Helena Morrissey: “We want sustainable change in business culture – not the appearance of change.” photograph: brenda fitzsimons

If Sheryl Sandberg’s treatise to women is to Lean In to their careers, Helena Morrissey has a somewhat different piece of advice for women looking to (...)

Helena Morrissey,  chief executive of Newton,  believes the collapse of global financial markets has forced a major rethink. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The financial crisis prompted a “seismic shift” in the way big businesses view the role of women in their organisations, particularly senior female ex(...)

Helena Morrissey: the chief executive of Newton Investment Management said the Republic lags behind the UK, with female participation on the boards of the top 25 companies at just 13 per cent.

A new group launched in Dublin last night will work towards increasing female participation on the boards of Ireland’s top 25 companies to 30 per cent(...)