Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis after he was elected  in Dublin North West. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellie stormed to victory in Dublin North West with 44 per cent of the first preference vote, or 14,375 votes. A huge number of his(...)

Niall FitzGerald, patron of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, delivers his remarks at Monday’s conference. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

The higher education and research sector has failed to convince successive governments of the business case for investment at an adequate level, a con(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate senator Elizabeth Warren has specifically threatened to go after Facebook, Google and Amazon, which all have major operations in Dublin. Photograph:   Scott Eisen/Getty Images

On most issues, the surging US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s catchphrase is that she has “a plan for that”. Her centrepiece business polic(...)

Doug Howlett is going to leave his role with Munster and return to New Zealand in the autumn. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Doug Howlett has confirmed he is to leave his role as the head of commercial and marketing at Munster in November, ending his 11-year association with(...)

Collaborative research: Niall FitzGerald believes that building on relationships with the UK will enhance Ireland’s international competitiveness. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

Niall FitzGerald believes Ireland has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The British-based former head of Unilever has a distinct perspective on Brexit(...)

 Oxford University’s vice-chancellor Prof Louise Richardson:  said the Government needs to  restore third level in the State’s universities if Ireland is to benefit from the opportunities after Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Academics in the UK are showing an interest in moving to Ireland because of Brexit, but there is an urgent need to substantially increase investment i(...)

Border Communities against Brexit signage on the outskirts of Newry in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Tensions are rising between Dublin and London on the issue of the Irish Border ahead of the December summit. The EU side has to judge that “sufficient(...)

The Retail Excellence eCommerce Conference is on Wednesday at Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Monday Results: Aryzta. Indicators: German business climate, current conditions and expectations (Sep). Meetings: World Financial Symposium for (...)

Niall FitzGerald with John McGrane  of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce: Mr FitzGerald spoke of the many opportunities arising from a closer relationship with the UK. Photograph: Alan Betson

A joint Irish/UK economic “powerhouse plan” is needed amid negotiations over Britain’s departure from the EU, said former Unilever chairman and chief(...)

Former Unilever chief executive Niall Fitzgerald: “When trust in business is only 30 per cent among lowest-income groups, that’s not just a problem for them, it’s an even bigger problem for us.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Business people and politicians should highlight the benefits of free trade to society as a whole, according to Niall FitzGerald, the Irishman who use(...)

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