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 Designer and Dress for Success founder Sonya Lennon was among the other panellists. Photograph:    Marc O’Sullivan

A calm, rational discussion can be a beautiful and enlightening thing. On Tuesday, I took part in a panel debate about gender inequality in business,(...)

Dublin. Ever since Google first sashayed into the Irish capital in 2003, effortlessly cosmopolitan and dripping Californian chic, the State has appeared smitten

Fifteen years of marriage is a crystal wedding anniversary. Hopefully someone at Government buildings this week remembered to send an appropriate pres(...)

Outgoing editor of Waitrose’s food magazine William Sitwell, whose response to a freelance journalist’s pitch made vegans bay for blood when it was made public. Photograph: Dave Benett/Getty Images

Some people who are treated roughly are simple to defend. Others less so, such as William Sitwell, a plummy British food writer, harshly driven from h(...)

 Grafton Street in Dublin.  Our shopping areas are still somewhat less homogenised than in Britain, where almost every street seems to have the same chains and brands

By rights Irish retailers should be celebrating like it’s 2006. The economy is basically one big house party. Yet, retailers – transfixed by the comp(...)

A man walks past a display with portraits of Saudi king Salman bin Abdulazziz (C), his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and the founder of the kingdom, King Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh. photograph: Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images

The pressure on business leaders to cut or suspend ties with Saudi Arabia following its apparently barbaric murder of a journalist illustrates the dan(...)

“How could newspapers remain independent of government if they were to become hooked on the methadone of State cash?” Photograph: Robert Alexander/Getty Images

Journalism matters. But so does its independence from government and other powerful forces that it is meant to hold to account. The road to hell for t(...)

 The number 44  bus passing through Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Tim Butler

If State policymakers botch their handling of the groundswell of negativity bubbling up around the ankles of the Dublin Bus network redesign this issu(...)

 Ryanair boss  Michael O’Leary. Like Mourinho  he  has blazed through his career with an aura of invincibility, mounted on a steed of arrogance while lancing his enemies with gems from his oratorical arsenal. Photograph: PA Wire

Michael O’Leary would never admit it but the Ryanair chief executive has a lot in common these days with José Mourinho, the snarling, paranoid, embatt(...)

We all remember the last “soft landing” predicted for the housing sector. Wasn’t it just like floating down from a cloud on to a big pile of marshmallows using a picnic blanket as a parachute?

Everything was fine this week until the ratings agency Standard & Poors (S&P) apparently predicted a “soft landing” for the Irish property mar(...)

Two employees of Christie’s manoeuvre the Lehman Brothers corporate logo as it went on auction in September 2010 in London. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

News last week of plans by former bankers at Lehman Brothers to hold a reunion marking the decade since the bank’s collapse sparked a Vesuvian eruptio(...)

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