Paddy Cosgrave exit “window dressing”, claims Web Summit shareholder
In a series of emails , minority Web Summit shareholders Daire Hickey and David Kelly complained to the board that they were being kept out of the loop after Cosgrave's controversial departure, and the ex-CEO appeared to be still "calling the shots".
An alleged “shakedown” dispute has been settled as Tom Bailey and Ronan Barrett reach a “consensual settlement”
Tom Bailey sued the financier Ronan Barrett over a property deal, claiming he was the victim of a “shakedown”. Barrett rejected the claim and sued back. All disputes have now been settled.
Kevin McPartlan on net-zero: “If you’re interested in efficacy, rather than ideological purity, you have to take a technology-neutral approach”
Kevin McPartlan represents forecourt retailers, home fuel distributors and an oil refinery. Despite the consensus for net-zero carbon emissions, he sees a future for his industry.
Weir’s jewellers boss Chris Andrews on celebrating the past and embracing the future
Weir & Sons dates back to 1869. But Chris Andrews, a fifth-generation scion of the family-owned business, is on a mission to drive the enterprise forward and ensure it is ready for the future. He talks watches, jewellery, and property.
Irish rugby at the Olympics: Great dangers in trying to turn 15s into 7s
A number of France’s top rugby players, including Antoine Dupont, will not be involved in the Six Nations championship. Instead they will concentrate on sevens rugby at the Paris Olympics and the chance of a gold medal. Should top Irish players follow suit?