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# Family Business

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If you have a younger sibling, they're probably better at sport than you are
Mark Williams explains how the ‘little sibling effect’ works.
In Camelot: Expect the O'Brien dynasty to continue domination
Aidan O’Brien’s son Donnacha is eyeing a career change, writes Johnny Ward.
Johnny Ward: Aidan O'Brien's youngest son concentrating on riding while he can keep the weight down
20-year-old jockey Donnacha hasn’t ruled out following in the footsteps of his father and brother by becoming a trainer.
Sister awarded €32,000 after being unfairly sacked from her own family's jewellery company
The woman had refused to operate the till at the business as she did not want to be party to ‘fraudulent activities the directors (her siblings) may have been conducting’.
Why the Irish family business sector could be 'cleaned out' in a generation
Selling to a foreign buyer is often the best option for indigenous firms, experts say.
The Sister Act spearheading Mayo's quest for glory through exciting times
Niamh Kelly talks to The42 ahead of Mayo’s tasty double-header clash against Dublin this evening.
The moment James McCarthy's father knew he had something special
Dad John is no stranger to Gaelic football — himself a former All-Ireland winner with Dublin.
On the double! Two All-Ireland medals in one week for the McCaffreys of Clontarf
Sarah McCaffrey starred yesterday as her brother Jack enjoyed the celebrations in the stands.
'What happens when your father, the founder and managing director of the company, dies?'
As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Westmeath-based firm Wines Direct.
American football player reveals he decided to turn pro early because his mother is homeless
Peyton Barber surprised many with his decision to turn pro this year.
Kerrigan honoured to become Ireland's second International Rules father/son duo
Cork footballer Paul is following in the footsteps of dad Jimmy, who lined out against Australia in 1984 and ’86.
Drogheda fire: Fourth teenager arrested over blaze that destroyed factory
The Dawn paper facility in the Co Louth town was destroyed by the fire on Saturday night.
Shaun Wright-Phillips is already ripping it up with brother Bradley in the MLS
The siblings combined in New York Red Bulls’ 3-1 win over Philadelphia Union.
How Forever 21's founders went from pumping gas to a $6 billion fortune
The husband-and-wife duo, both 26 at the time, landed in California penniless, speaking broken English, and without college degrees.
Pogba agrees move back to English football (not Paul, his brother)
Sorry Premier League clubs, the younger Pogba is staying at Juventus for now.
Inside this iconic family business... and what keeps it going after 43 years
The Danny Ryan Music Shop in Tipperary Town has a new hand on the till for the first time since 1971.
No faking it: The art of growing a real Christmas tree
The Kavanagh family has been selling trees since the 1950s.
SME focus: Everything you need to know about the Budget and essential money matters
For October’s in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs, we looked at ways to balance a budget and where all that cash goes.
SME book club: Surviving a family business... with your sanity and relationships intact
Each month, as part of’s ongoing SME coverage, we look at a business book that makes a difference.
'I'd say I'm more successful than him now!' - McCabe following in big bro's footsteps
The Ireland U19s winger, whose sibling is Shamrock Rovers star Gary McCabe, is preparing for this evening’s European Championships semi-final.
Craig and Kevin Stadler will make history as first father and son at the Masters
The 1982 champion and his 34-year-old son will compete at Augusta this week.
'I didn't do anything wrong' - Meath man protests auction of family business
Tom O’Reilly lost his engineering business of over 20 years when clients failed to pay him for some €600,000 worth of services.
A chip off the old block: 12 great father and sons in football
When they grow up they want to be just like their dad.
On the double: Camelot takes the Irish Derby
The unbeaten colt kept his record in tact at the Curragh this evening.
Column: My rollercoaster ride to save the family business
Six weeks ago, Ben Peat thought his 70-year-old family electronics business was going under – but public support helped save his company from becoming another footnote in the story of the recession.
Cindy Crawford puts 10-year-old daughter's modelling career on hold
Fashion houses will have to wait a few years before benefiting from those Crawford genes.
Spot the difference: Cindy Crawford's daughter takes up modelling
Ten-year-old Kaya Gerber enters the family business.