Barbara-Anne Richardson says Heineken’s decade-long commitment to being a sustainable and green brewer is what convinced her to join the firm, writes Pádraig Hoare
MCCI’s world-class research into microelectronics may be difficult for most to understand, but if they knew just how relevant that research was to their own lives, they may be pleasantly surprised, writes Pádraig Hoare.
Climate change and energy efficiency were not a priority for many businesses when Cork firm Verde LED began in 2010.
Maud and Sam of Blacks Brewery and Distillery in Kinsale have launched a five-year fund that allows investors to indulge their love of the spirit by keeping or selling on their whiskey
Maria Kirrane is a leading advocate at UCC for applying the small steps taken by the college on sustainability across the whole of the city, writes
The chair of the National Competitiveness Council has called for "better data" from the CSO on insurance and the legal profession if soaring costs for SMEs are to be tackled.
An economic report compiled for Limerick City and County Council by consultants EY-DKM Economic Advisory says the rent disparity between Limerick city and county could worsen the so-called “hollowing out” of the city centre.
With Ireland failing to meet its emissions targets for next year, firms like Veolia will be crucial if we are to make amends by 2030. Pádraig Hoare talks to Declan White about how the ‘circular economy’ can help
As more and more investments flowed and businesses became more complex, it was time to set up a niche boutique corporate law firm, managing partner Adrian Wall tells Pádraig Hoare.
Co Galway firm Clean Cut Meals has built a profitable business making and delivering thousands of healthy food orders across the country. It now has plans to take a bite of the US market, writes Pádraig Hoare
There are thousands of high-end roles to fill, and more women than ever needed in leadership positions, the managing director of Brightwater Recruitment, Barbara McGrath, tells Pádraig Hoare.
The popularity of Cork as a place to do business looks set to soar on the back of major investment in the region, voluntary body IT@Cork tells Pádraig Hoare ahead of its annual tech summit next month.
The evolution of pharma and biopharma over the past 30 years has led to Ireland becoming a global leader, Gilead’s David Cadogan tells Pádraig Hoare.
One of Barack Obama’s initiatives begun a decade ago in the US has strengthened civil society by innovative means over here, writes Pádraig Hoare.
Norwegian Air International, which flies Boeing’s 737 Max to the US east coast from Irish airports, has no plans to abandon orders of the aircraft, even as the Ethiopian Airlines crash looks
Ireland’s largest annual conference for project managers takes place in Cork this month. Pádraig Hoare speaks with the project manager who will oversee the event, Clodagh Geary
The engineering profession must adopt IT and pharma’s self-promotion to attract the best talent, Cork branch chair of Engineers Ireland Pádraig Leahy tells Pádraig Hoare.
In the third of a four-part series looking at finalists for the Cork Company of the Year Awards 2019, Padraig Hoare casts an eye over those in the Large category.
In the second part of a four-part series looking at finalists for the Cork Company of the Year Awards 2019, Pádraig Hoare casts an eye over those competing in the SME category.
Pollination is a burgeoning billion dollar industry — and Cork native Fiona Edwards Murphy is at the forefront of revolutionary technology aimed at safeguarding a third of the food we eat daily.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be a “double-edged sword” for Irish retailers with margin pressures incurred from major discounting offsetting the spike in business, a retail expert has said.
How we work and how work is viewed is changing at a breakneck pace, but some things will never change, Maureen Lynch of international recruitment firm Hays, tells Pádraig Hoare.
The experts predict that a defeat may be snatched from the jaws of victory, with logic lacking in the Brexit negotiations. From local concerns to the international outlook, Eamon Quinn, Geoff Percival, and Pádraig Hoare report on this week’s Brexit progress.
The work permits system is in need of reform as it creates “indentured servitude” by tying some non-EU workers to their employees.
International investment in areas outside of Dublin is in response to real business optimism, not sentimentality and goodwill, Linesight Consultants’ Niall Greene tells Pádraig Hoare.
Consultant firm Linesight said within the 29% of Irish people now renting, two-thirds of that group were aged 25 and 44, one of the highest rates in the EU.
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has said it has no concerns about the safety of Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft, following a crash in Indonesia that killed 189 people.
The small numbers of women within the Irish apprenticeship system is a “glaring weakness”, an EU report on the future of manufacturing within the bloc has found.
A Chinese biotech company developing anti-cancer drugs with Eli Lilly has urged investors to focus on future prospects and not hefty losses.
Lenders should be required by the Central Bank to check if customers taking on personal contract plans (PCPs) can afford the car loans and more comprehensive research by the watchdog is needed.
A €400m purchase of the Wagamama chain by British firm Restaurant Group will have no impact on the Irish franchise owned by Paddy McKillen Jr’s Press Up Entertainment Group.
A team at CIT is carrying out major research on “golden opportunities” for SMEs in the so-called silver economy, which is estimated to be worth €5.7 trillion in the next eight years.
The “whopping” drop in UK visitors in September reinforces the need for the Vat hike from 9% to 13.5% announced in the budget to be postponed for 12 months.
Teamwork.com founders Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger are only getting started in representing Cork business on the world stage, writes Pádraig Hoare.
Founders of outsourcing firm Voxpro, Dan and Linda Kiely, have been named joint ‘Tech Person of the Year’ at the IT@Cork Awards.
Farming families are being “preyed upon” by so-called vulture funds who are “killing off farm businesses”, while small businesses are being intimidated into silence, according to bodies representing the sectors.
Some €1.5bn worth of so-called “warehoused mortgages” — where some regular payments are agreed and the rest of the sum is parked to the end of the term — will become the next controversy involving Irish customers.
The chief of EirGrid has said it needs to become much better at engaging communities, as it seeks “significant investment” in the electricity grid around the country to prepare for infrastructure, such as data centres.
Outsourcing firm Voxpro said it is to create 400 jobs in Cork as it opens a new office alongside its headquarters at City Gate in Mahon.
Permanent TSB’s current level of non-performing loans is “really, really dangerous for Ireland” and could cost the taxpayer significantly if there is a shock to the economy, the bank’s chief has warned.
It’s been 10 years since Richard Lynch launched the I Love Limerick campaign to counter the battered image of his native city. He tells Pádraig Hoare about how perceptions have since changed.
More than two in five people believe they have been discriminated against in relation to gender, race, age and disability at work, while a third fear reprisal if they speak up.
BMW Group Ireland has said it will inject €37m across its operations in the Republic as it pushes its electric vehicle sub-brand, the BMW i.
Cork Airport’s use of social media and digital channels saw it declared the overall 2018 Cork Digital Marketing Champion at the Cork Chamber Skillnet Digital Marketing Awards.
The prospect of a no-deal Brexit has led to a spike in interest from UK residents looking to relocate to West Cork, according to a leading property expert.
A consumer body representing motorists has criticised the carbon tax as a “pure revenue-raising” measure, while a fuel industry body has claimed raising carbon taxes further would have “unintended consequences” for the economy.
A body representing restaurants has joined the hotel and tourism industry in calling for Vat to be retained at 9% in the Budget, saying it is necessary as the “most immediate threat of Brexit” lurks in the shadows.
Pre-school children need to be taught IT skills or Ireland will fall well behind emerging digital economies such as Vietnam, a world-renowned economist has warned.
A Cork medical device firm will look to the American market for growth after its second revolutionary orthopaedic surgery nailing system was greenlit by US regulatory bodies.
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