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Bake-off battle: Former chief executive takes legal steps against Aryzta

Kevin Toland stood down as CEO of Aryzta in turbulent times during an investor revolt. Now he is suing the Swiss-Irish food giant.

Boutique broker Orca Financial to sell for €8 million

Multinational insurer NFP has been on the acquisition trail in recent months, scooping up a host of companies in Britain and the United States ahead of a multi-billion sale of its business to Aon.

Business goodwill for Burke comes with pressing demands

The appointment of rural TD and SME champion Peter Burke as minister for enterprise marks a shift in the Government’s attention towards the domestic economy, where expectations are high.

No pay, empty promises and system lockout: The global workers caught up in an Irish fintech’s fall from grace

Layer Digital Solutions abruptly let staff go last year amid financial problems. Contractors across the world have come forward with stories of the promise of a new financial future that never materialised.

Shein rival Temu in the sights of Irish digital services watchdog

The Chinese e-commerce player moved its HQ to Ireland and is expanding rapidly in Europe. Coimisiún na Meán and the European Commission want to know more about it.

Dublin blockchain company launches shareholder row over “valuable” IP worth over €1m

Fintech QPQ Ltd claims Dutch investor Geert Schute has appropriated its code and development team to build a rival software product for a Swiss company he co-founded.

“It is about self belief. You have to constantly think you’re the best”

At 24, Alex Denning is one of the most exciting drivers in motor sport. Now racing with McLaren he talks about building a winning mindset, the business of being a driver, and his ambition to get to the top.

Fake IDs, duplicate payslips and welfare fraud: the “egregious” pandemic subsidy scheme cases

Documents released under freedom of information show Revenue claimed back over €200 million in Covid-19 wage subsidy payments in over 5,000 cases, including cases of alleged fraud.

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Close to brutal: Tommie Gorman watches as two political beasts quietly exit the international stage

The final meeting of the North-South Ministerial Council that included Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney took place on Monday in Armagh. All the major players from both side of the border were there. But two of them won’t be back.

Sinead O’Sullivan: Diary of a successful woman who is leaving after a long break-up with Ireland

When Ireland tells its returned emigres to stay because they’re needed here, does the nation really mean it? For Sinead O'Sullivan, the initial relationship quickly turned sour and the spark turned into resentment.

Instead of talking about the circular economy, the new Government should listen more to green entrepreneurs

A reduction in Vat and a tweak in the eligibility criteria for LEO supports would provide a significant boost for entrepreneurs in the circular economy - and help the Government achieve its stated goals.

Upside down management: The corporate style that turned Timpson into a unique retail giant

James Timpson is the legendary owner of the Timpson chain of stores offering a huge range of services from shoe repairs to dry cleaning across Britain and Ireland. The success of the group is built on his personal philosophy of trust.

Harris’s year ahead: It’s the domestic economy, stupid – Rewinding the week that was

By tilting to the right, Simon Harris wants to undercut the temptation of more radical votes. There will be help for farmers and small businesses but to really address voter anger, the new taoiseach will need to confront housing.

A matter of mindset: Munster need to forget off-field issues and focus on the immediate challenge

This Munster squad possesses the necessary tools to navigate the complexities of knockout rugby. But that is no guarantee that they will overcome Northampton.

“Never the backward glance”: Tommie Gorman on Fine Gael’s best supporting actor’s exit

Available to serve, Simon Coveney received deafening silence in response from the next Taoiseach Simon Harris. Now, for the first time in his political career, Action Man Coveney is in self-induced observe-and-reflect mode.

Tackling business climate impact: The world is still on fire but we are trying our best

Stuart Fitzgerald’s accountancy firm Fitzgerald Power is seven months into a project to reduce the company’s climate impact. It’s been slow progress but he feels that they are getting somewhere.