Niamh Brennan

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 Former Tánaiste Mary Harney   appointed civil servant, Paul Appleby, to head the office, which was given powers to investigate and prosecute companies and directors. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former tánaiste Mary Harney established the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) in 2001 to tackle growing white collar crime and th(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh: he faces questions over lack of records on discussions at  meetings.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh and chairman Frank Daly face questions over why records detailing discussions at meetings critical to its contro(...)

Prof Niamh Brennan: “People realised then [the banking crisis] that corporate governance is important and bad things can happen if you don’t get it right.”

When Prof Niamh Brennan set up the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance back in 2002 there were more than a few people who questioned its value. “The r(...)

The Fine Gael led minority government took more than 70 days to be formed. Taoiseach Enda Kenny now proposes to make up for lost time by showing the (...)

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Scientific discovery can make human affairs on this planet seem awfully trivial. The discovery of the Higgs boson particle, for example, has led to f(...)

 Chief executive officer of airline Ryanair, Michael O’Leary. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Nervousness over the outcome of today’s general election, together with the opening salvos of the UK’s referendum debate on European Union membership(...)

NCAD: The college has been criticised by the Comptroller and Auditor General. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The board of the financially-troubled National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is due to meet on Friday to discuss the recruitment of a new director (...)

Professor Niamh Brennan: Diploma in Corporate Governance course at UCD’s Michael Smurfit school.

Judging by this country’s perennial predilection for scandals and tribunals, it would seem that corporate governance isn’t top of the agenda in many I(...)

The Minister for Education has named six new appointees to the board of NCAD, including Niamh Brennan, academic director of the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance. Photograph: The Irish Times

A new board has been announced for the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) aimed at strengthening its governance and financial controls after re(...)

Prof Niamh Brennan of UCD: “People need to think very carefully when approached to serve on a board. They need to consider the type of company involved and the type of person they will be working with.”

The decision in the Anglo trial will lead judges to question whether non-executive directors should bear the same responsibili(...)

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