Richard Branson

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David Duffy, chief executive of CYBG in the UK and a former chief executive of AIB  Photograph: Bloomberg

Returning AIB to majority private ownership would be the “right” outcome for the bank, its former chief executive David Duffy has told Inside Business(...)

The takeover by Clydesdale and Yorkshire of Virgin Money is set to create the first true national competitor to the UK big five banks. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

The owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks is to take over Virgin Money in a £1.7 billion (€1.94 billion) deal, creating the UK’s sixth-largest bank(...)

McCabes Pharmacy: creating a brand identity ‘builds loyalty and reassurance with our customers’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Most people think of marketing as a process focused externally on consumers – trying to increase sales and customer numbers. However, there is anoth(...)

When it began, Gay Byrne’s ‘The Meaning of Life’ looked like a hobby for a veteran broadcaster. He made it compelling TV

Does He exist, this divine figure we imagine? If so, how does He allow bad things to happen? And what would you say – following a long and eventful li(...)

The state of mind that academics call “chronic unease” is a relief amid the welter of positive blither one hears from the likes of Sir Richard Branson.

I do not live in the countryside and am seldom mistaken for a gentleman, yet every so often I arrive at work to find a copy of the Country Gentlemen’s(...)

Astronaut Chris Hadfield and Frankie Sheahan at the Pendulum Summit in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pendulum Summit, the business and motivational event founded by former Munster rugby star Frankie Sheahan, is expanding to New York. Pendulum has ann(...)

Margie Burns of Aviation Selection Consultants: “Be tenacious and be prepared to fail.” Photograph: Paul Jones/meathphotos.ie

Aviation Selection Consultants was established to provide pilot assessment and selection, stress management, well-being and professional development s(...)

Martin Naughton: ‘We must redouble our efforts to tackle climate change and promote environmental sustainability’

Glen Dimplex founder Martin Naughton has been awarded the 2018 Oslo Business for Peace Award, in recognition of his efforts to promote the role of the(...)

The US is offering Britain a worse “Open Skies” deal after Brexit than it had as an EU member, in a negotiating stance that would badly hit the transatlantic operating rights of British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian Air. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reutuers

The US is offering Britain a worse “Open Skies” deal after Brexit than it had as an EU member, in a negotiating stance that would badly hit the transa(...)

When choosing decor for high-end properties, having the benefit of a cultural education can prove a distinct asset

“You don’t need a degree to succeed in business,” is a mantra my mother has always repeated to me, explicitly praising to the heavens the likes of Sir(...)

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