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Chairman of the boards: Gary Kennedy on Rusnack, Elan, Greencore, Green Reit and the need for gender diversity in the boardroom

He did not know it at the time, but missing out on the top job at AIB in 2005 was a blessing. Since then, Gary Kennedy has become a boardroom titan, chairing companies such as Greencore and Green Reit. Now, he is pursuing his most difficult job yet: getting more companies to appoint women directors.

Tom Lyons
19th Nov, 2019 - 27 min read
Voices

Ian Kehoe: Fr Oliver O’Reilly has done something that courts, prison and even shadowy Balkan operatives failed to do – rattle Sean Quinn

Ian Kehoe
19th Nov, 2019
Stories

Back from the brink: US investor swoops to save data privacy firm from liquidation

Francesca Comyn
19th Nov, 2019
Voices

John Looby: Nixon legacy still shaping our world: Part 3 – The Cold War, the Geithner doctrine and the travails of Deutsche Bank

The establishment believes banks are different and treats them differently. This is not a cyclical and temporary issue; it is structural and permanent. A universal reality confirmed by the recent travails of Deutsche Bank.

John Looby
19th Nov, 2019 - 9 min read
Stories

Culture wars and poor financial performance: examining Ireland’s dysfunctional, beleaguered banking system

The financial performance of the Irish banks has been abysmal. Not for the lack of profit margins, but due to strategic decisions to withdraw from lending in the potential growth segments of the domestic and European economies.

Constantin Gurdgiev
18th Nov, 2019 - 9 min read
Voices

Thomas Hubert: Is the bloodstock tycoon John Magnier the richest man in Ireland?

The complex corporate web used to manage the Coolmore horseracing business and its owners’ other investments makes it difficult to estimate their wealth. This matters for a number of reasons – and Magnier’s position on the national rich...

Thomas Hubert
18th Nov, 2019 - 6 min read
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Michael McAteer: “You have to remember when you are dealing with insolvency, it is a people business“

Ian Kehoe
18th Nov, 2019 - 23 min read

“I needed to get a job”: How Noel and Valerie Moran started the business that just earned them €266 million

Sean Keyes
15th Nov, 2019 - 15 min read

Nicola McClafferty: “There are so many businesses for which VC is just not the right model“

Francesca Comyn
14th Nov, 2019 - 16 min read

EIB boss: “We are able to do a lot more smaller deals with first-time clients, particularly those investing in intangible assets”

Ian Kehoe
14th Nov, 2019 - 13 min read

When the Premier League’s war on piracy came to Dublin

Sean Keyes
13th Nov, 2019 - 10 min read

Inside Coolmore’s corporate empire: 75 companies, ten countries, three continents and one multi-billionaire

Thomas Hubert
12th Nov, 2019 - 14 min read

The Irish lawyer, the London-listed investment house and the Dublin court case

Ian Kehoe
12th Nov, 2019 - 4 min read

“If you try and make something for everybody, you’re probably not going to have something of real value”

Cait Caden
11th Nov, 2019 - 6 min read
Podcast

Michael McAteer "You’ve got to remember when you're dealing with insolvency, it is a people's business. You have to be truthful, be honest, be upfront and available”

Ian Kehoe
13th Nov, 2019

From Eircom to Quinn Insurance, he was the go to insolvency expert during the economic crash, handling some of the biggest corporate failures of the era. Ian Kehoe talks business with Grant Thornton Managing Partner Michael McAteer.

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Understanding China’s consumers: key to Ireland’s post-Brexit world

Ian Lahiffe
15th Nov, 2019 - 6 min read

Stephen Kinsella: Where are we going Part 2 – The devil is in the dynamic

Stephen Kinsella
14th Nov, 2019 - 7 min read

The militant consumer – Part 1: The customer is most certainly not always right

Rena Maycock
13th Nov, 2019 - 6 min read

John Looby: “Nixon legacy still shaping our world: Part 2 – Bretton Woods to Dollar dominance”

John Looby
12th Nov, 2019 - 6 min read

Tom McGurk: 30 years later, I can still recall the confusion, fear and emotion as I saw the Berlin Wall come crashing down

Tom McGurk
11th Nov, 2019 - 12 min read

Ian Kehoe: What would the new OECD proposals for a minimum corporate tax mean for Ireland? Two words: less tax

Ian Kehoe
11th Nov, 2019 - 8 min read

Before Ardagh backers can cash in on the public markets, it needs to cut debt

Sean Keyes
8th Nov, 2019 - 7 min read

Francesca Comyn: A letter from Web Summit

Francesca Comyn
7th Nov, 2019 - 10 min read

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