Niamh Brennan

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An FAI council member said on Saturday that John Delaney had told him he was about to resign from his current position as the association’s executive vice president.  File image: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The board of the FAI is expected to hold further discussions on the terms of a severance package for the organisation’s former chief executive, John D(...)

John Delaney: stood aside as FAI chief executive  after it was revealed that he had written a cheque for a €100,000 “loan” to the association. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The revelation that the FAI was paying John Delaney’s €3,000 monthly rent over a prolonged period of time may prompt the Office of the Director of Cor(...)

 ‘Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup’ by John Carreyrou chronicles the rise and spectacular fall of the blood-testing startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

If you’re looking for an engaging non-fiction read over Christmas, look no further than Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by Joh(...)

Dublin Simon Community’s Justyna Drogomirecka, the Reputations Agency’s Catherine Walsh, BJAI quiz master Bryan Dobson and  Hostelworld’s Cathy Thomson  at the launch of this year’s quiz.

The Business Journalists Association of Ireland (BJAI) has launched its annual corporate challenge quiz in aid of the Dublin Simon Community. The ev(...)

Prof Niamh Brennan says the Carillion report “was very critical of the board . . . members were speaking in very optimistic terms even as the company was going over the cliff. File photograph: Getty Images

The role of corporate governance, or more accurately the lack of it, in numerous business failures and scandals in recent years has brought this seemi(...)

Prof Niamh Brennan said it was “remarkable” the HSE had gone for so long without a board in place. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Former members of the disbanded HSE board have said the operation of a multibillion euro healthcare body without appropriate board oversight was unacc(...)

Irish boardrooms are among the least diverse in Europe, and the gene pool from which non-executive directors are fished has always been relatively sha(...)

Fathers who grieve (from left): Stephen Kelly, Anthony Owens, Peter Hensey, Paul Stuart, Ken Walsh, Padraig Brennan, Peter McCarthy, Mike Culshaw and Anthony Casey. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On Father’s Day, Ken Walsh will receive a card from his three daughters. Lesley-Ann (12) and Niamh (9) will write the card. Their baby sister Caoimhe (...)

Prof Niamh Brennan, programme director of the diploma in corporate governance at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Photograph: Tony Gavin

Corporate governance has moved out of the boardroom and the classroom and on to the front pages over the past number of years. High-profile problems i(...)

The Seán FitzPatrick trial was the longest criminal trial in the history of the State at 126 days and  is expected to cost €3 million. Photograph:  Collins

The collapse of the Seán FitzPatrick trial was a bad day for the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE). However, calls for its abolit(...)

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