Read widely and take in the bigger picture when adapting as a business during a crisis. Photograph: iStock

The timing of her latest book, Uncharted, by chief executive-turned-business-guru Margaret Heffernan couldn’t have been better. It’s all abo(...)

The group now operates only in Ireland and Spain, effectively abandoning the British market after 32 years.

Revenues in the Dunnes Stores unit that comprises its 15 stores in the North fell by more than 5 per cent to about £107 million (€119.3 million) last (...)

Britain’s former ambassador to the US Kim Darroch listens to Donald Trump and Theresa May  at the White House. Being candid in the line of duty can be a dangerous occupation for an ambassador. File photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Being candid in the line of duty can be a dangerous occupation as Britain’s top ranking diplomat, Sir Kim Darroch, recently found out. Very often the (...)

Middle managers are the vital connecting tissue in organisations. They convey and build trust between the business leaders and the other ranks. Photograph: iStock

When boats carrying thousands of seasick soldiers were sent back to port on June 5th, 1944, many troops had good reason to curse the Allied generals w(...)

Through a range of acquisitions and strategic partnerships with upscale Irish food brands, Dunnes has pursued the higher end of the market

It is deep into the afternoon on a weekday and four young women have met up for a late lunch. They are all aged in their early- to mid-30s, well-dress(...)

Dunnes Stores has failed to overturn a €45,000 award against it.

Dunnes Stores has failed to overturn a €45,000 award against it over its closure of doors which provided an important public walk through between two (...)

Johanna Harpur: ‘My long-term goal is to expand my business into a full lifestyle brand with many more beautiful products for women all over the world.’

Jo Harpur started her jewellery design business four years ago and now has two full-time employees. Her products are found in many Irish retail outlet(...)

Base operates six high-end pizzerias, mostly around its stronghold of south Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Dunnes Stores, which is executing a strategic shift to make its stores more upscale and “foodie”, wants a slice of the action in the pizza business. I(...)

‘The CEO should always explain to employees in person and with content that resonates, why decisions are being taken.’ Photograph: Westend61/Getty

In the movie Lost in Translation, an aging US actor is in Japan filming a whisky commercial. The Japanese director speaks at length about how he wants(...)

Ben Dunne at one of his gyms,  Westpoint, in Blanchardstown, Co Dublin. However, his place in Irish society was built on his time running the family retail business, Dunnes Stores. Photograph: Eric Luke

Newspaper birthday lists and online encyclopaedias usually note Ben Dunne’s birthday as March 3rd. Yet the official documents for every one of his reg(...)

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