Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

As you read this, the lower decks of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes are awash with producers, distributors and funders. There has been all kinds o(...)

Merrion Capital has appointed  former Davy, AIB and Anglo Irish Bank executive Jack O’Keeffe as  head of corporate finance

Merrion Capital has appointed the former Davy, AIB and Anglo Irish Bank executive Jack O’Keeffe as its head of corporate finance. Merrion Capital chie(...)

Joe Sheerin: ‘My doctors and nurses were very good at explaining things but it’s great to talk to people who have been through the same illness and come out the other side.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I had just got off the train at Connolly Station, heading into my office in Dublin city centre, on a typical Friday morning in February 2011 and was w(...)