Category Archives: Business and Finance

Quinn’s world

A man of many talents, Peter Quinn shares his thoughts on business, economics and sport with Meadhbh Monahan. Growing up in “relative poverty” in south Fermanagh didn’t hinder Peter Quinn, who has...

Spotlight on construction

How the sector is emerging from the recession. If there’s one thing Northern Ireland’s construction industry longs for as it enters a new decade it’s stability. The last few years have been...

Essential innovation

Randox Laboratories founder Dr Peter FitzGerald talks to Gary McDonald about innovation’s importance and its application in the business he started from scratch. “An established company which, in an age demanding innovation,...

Budget predictions

Ahead of the spring Budget and the general election, which is expected in May, four major business organisations in Northern Ireland were asked these two pertinent questions. If you were Alistair Darling,...

Trans-Atlantic transactions

Peter Cheney asks US Economic Envoy Declan Kelly about his work so far and questions why justice devolution matters for investment. Devolving policing and justice shows investors that Northern Ireland is safe...

Risk and rapid change

Scenario planner Gill Ringland talks about the key risks facing organisations in today’s world and why ideas need to be tested, not just dreamed up. Making robust decisions in uncertain times was...

Recounting the cash

A review of a spending review, as a tight new financial year approaches. Money is on the mind of most MLAs as inevitable budget cuts loom. In draft form, the Executive has...

A corporate review

Tough times ahead for the province mean it is time for politicians to redouble their economic efforts, writes Gary McDonald. The most deep-rooted recession in 60 years may have ended, according to...