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(...)

On paper, it is a golden opportunity for the State’s universities. The Republic’s soon to materialise status as the biggest English-speaking member o(...)

Niall FitzGerald chairs Leverhulme Trust, one of the largest funders of academic research in the UK. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish universities have a once-in-a-generation chance to become a global hub for research following Britain’s decision to leave the EU, an Irish busi(...)

Niall FitzGerald, who chairs the UCD College of Business advisory board, said the new strategy gave the institution “a clear and credible pathway” to become one of the top schools. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

UCD College of Business is launching a €65 million bid to become one of the world’s top 50 business schools within the next five years. The advisory (...)

Sheetal Walsh: “I like projects that will affect people’s lives and where there is a game-changing element.”

Finding venture capital can be a real struggle for Irish entrepreneurs. Yet the effort pales in significance when you consider what women living in In(...)

Niall FitzGerald is among for signatories of the pro-Remain letter sent to Unilever staff and pensioners. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Unilever chief executive Paul Polman and his three predecessors, including Niall FitzGerald, have expressed support for Britain remaining in the Europ(...)

British justice secretary Michael Gove has attacked home secretary Theresa May’s calls for Britain to leave the European Convention on Human Rights.  “A far greater threat to our liberty and sovereignty is the European Court of Justice,” he said.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Britain’s justice secretary Michael Gove has slapped down home secretary Theresa May’s call for Britain to leave the European Convention on Human Rig(...)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson during a Vote Leave campaign event at the Europa Worldwide freight company in Dartford, Kent. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

On the 31st floor of the Walkie-Talkie building on Fenchurch Street, with its spectacular uninterrupted views across the City of London and along the (...)