Pupils from Loreto College Swords, Sophie Ellen Burch, Chloe Cooper, Amy Riley, Niamh Fulton, Tara Fitzgerald and Hannah Brady with Gunner Aaron Craig, Newbridge Recruitment, Defence Forces at  Higher Options, RDS. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

The growing popularity of apprenticeships among secondary school students was evident at this year’s Irish Times Higher Options event in Dublin. Tens(...)

There were just over 201,000 people working in the manufacturing sector in Ireland in 2016

A consortium of engineering and manufacturing companies has launched a new apprenticeship scheme to fill a skills gap faced by equipment manufacturing(...)

Manufacturing at the Combilift Forklifts. Ahead of Brexit, Combilift is applying to the Revenue  for authorised economic operator status, which allows for a quicker passage through checkpoints. Photograph: David Sleator

Many Irish businesses were caught in the fallout from Brexit almost as soon as UK voters chose to leave the world’s biggest trading bloc, in June 2016(...)

The judges for the Irish Times Business Awards, from left to right: Martin McVicar, managing director of Combilift; Margot Slattery, country president for Sodexo Ireland; Mark Ryan, a non-executive director; Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland;  Caroline Keeling, chief executive of Keelings;  Shaun Murphy, managing partner of KPMG, and Dr John Hegarty, chairman of The Irish Times Trust

With the clock ticking down to the inaugural Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG, a panel of judges met this week at Microsoft Irela(...)

Combilift manufactures forklifts at its Monaghan plant.

Forklift manufacturer and material handling solutions provider Combilift is to create 200 jobs in Monaghan over the next three years. Combilift is se(...)

Combilift forklifts. Photograph: David Sleator

He may not be popular with some, but one Irish company is grateful for the economic confidence President Donald Trump has delivered to the US manufact(...)

Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon. Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon speaking at International Markets Week 2016 in Dublin’s RDS where Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially launched Enterprise Ireland’s Global Ambition campaign. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

The Irish export market is thriving. Export sales for 2015 reached a high of €20.59bn, a 10 per cent increase on the previous year, with growth recor(...)

Irish business is considering the implications of Brexit and ensuing uncertainty. Photograph: iStock

On Friday morning medium size business owners found themselves considering everything from millions of euro worth of UK exports to how their employees(...)