Niamh Brennan

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Dr Mary Canning, President of th Royal Irish Academy. Photograph: Johnny Bambury.

The setting up of an independent network of scientific advisers is needed to advise government “on the formidable scientific challenges facing Ireland(...)

Niamh Brennan, in foreground, and Alice Bentley outside the allotments in De Courcy Square, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lettuces rotting in the ground, tomatoes burning in polytunnels and cucumbers breaking from their stems and mouldering into the soil will be among the(...)

Allowing children take on the role of a character can help develop their perseverance by giving them a safe space to fail. Photograph: iStock

If you open the door to Lisa Hanley’s classroom you could be greeted by anyone from a doctor to an astronaut, a farmer or, if you’re lucky, Batman him(...)

Prof Niamh Brennan, founder and academic director of the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance.

Recent events in aircraft maker Boeing and closer to home in the FAI have once again highlighted the importance of high standards of corporate governa(...)

The national children’s hospital project has been plagued by controversy, particularly after The Irish Times revealed massive cost overruns a year ago. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The national children’s hospital project has suffered a fresh blow with the resignation of a leading corporate governance expert from the board set up(...)

From left to right: Emily O’Brien, Dublin Simon Community, Niamh Boyle, The Reputations Agency, Barry O’Halloran, senior reporter at the Irish Times business section, Debbie Byrne, managing director of An Post Retail and Bryan Dobson, Quiz Master. Photograph: Conor Healy/Picture it Photography

Calling all corporates: the Business Journalists Association of Ireland (BJAI) on Friday launches the 19th annual Corporate Challenge quiz, in aid of (...)

Prof Niamh Brennan of the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance: ‘Corporations are becoming more and more powerful. Their behaviour affects so many people’s lives, it is vital that they don’t abuse their power’

Corporate governance has emerged from being one of those concepts of which people are vaguely aware to becoming headline news in the course of the pas(...)

‘Family businesses have aspects to them that make corporate governance particularly challenging.’ Photograph: iStock

Corporate governance is one of those terms that gets bandied about from time to time without much of an attempt to explore its full meaning. Indeed, m(...)

Investigations mainly revolve around circumstances in which a €100,000 loan was given by former FAI chief executive John Delaney to the football association in April 2017. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Football Association of Ireland board could face criminal sanction if an investigation into claims of failure to keep proper records finds any wro(...)

 Former FAI CEO John Delaney: Three members of the board were aware of the €100,000 loan from Mr Delaney at the time the financial statements were signed off. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) should investigate whether members of the FAI board were required to tell auditors about Jo(...)

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