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Published on Sunday 4 April 2010. By John Reynolds The high-flying Ryanair boss keeps quiet about his other financial interest — commercial property. We uncover the details of his vast portfolio RYANAIR chief Michael O’Leary is seeking to rent out an office block he owns in the City of London, … Continue reading
Having not offset my carbon emissions in the past few years. I’ve offset 260 tonnes of CO2 by protecting an acre of rainforest through Cool Earth and also helped to protect 1,000 trees through the Sky Rainforest Project. My carbon footprint last year included a small number of flights to the UK and Ireland, … Continue reading
Published on Sunday 7 February 2010. By John Reynolds Despite recent successes in animation, film makers here need more support if the industry is to continue to punch above its weight, says John Reynolds WHILE an Oscar nomination may have so far eluded Carlow-born actress Saoirse Ronan, Irish film makers … Continue reading
In the Irish Times Innovation magazine today, I profile the 10 leading Irish Greentech companies to watch in the new decade. You can read the feature here.
Published on Sunday 25 October, 2009. Top execs are just as addicted as their employees when it comes to the BlackBerry’s ease of use, says John Reynolds MORE than half of employees with a company BlackBerry or smartphone check and respond to their emails before they go to bed and … Continue reading
My exclusive interview with Gerry Robinson was published in the Irish Times Innovation business magazine today. It can be viewed here. A preview article, published in the Business This Week section of the Irish Times is here.
It’s unlikely that many secondary school students will read an article in today’s Observer on the importance of critical, creative, imaginative and analytical thinking. If they did, they might demand a better education from their teachers rather than reluctantly being spoonfed what their teachers hope will come up in the … Continue reading
BBC Panorama reporter John Ware’s programme The Death of Respect was particularly thought-provoking earlier this week in how he scrutinised the rise of individualism over the idea of personal responsibility and obligations to one’s community and wider society. Many of the issues he raised are as relevant to Ireland as they … Continue reading
Published on Sunday 12 July, 2009. The number of patents filed for clever wheezes has fallen, leading to big problems for the smart economy, writes John Reynolds OUR ability to create a ‘smart economy’ depends on whether we can pioneer new inventions, technology and widgets. But as the recession worsens, … Continue reading