Emmet and Wyldstyle are rescued by Batman in The Lego Movie: the phenomenal success of the first official Lego film has only added to the hype surrounding the toy manufacturer. Photograph: Warner Bros  via the New York Times

Rather than following the instructions for what is expected of a toymaker, Lego has reinvented itself – with phenomenal results

Iarnrod Eireann has generated accumulated losses between 2008 and 2014 of just under €150 million.

Proposed pay cuts should apply for 28 months rather than 36, court recommends

Finbarr Crotty, founder and managing director of GetCover.ie

Hobby project developed into online travel insurance cover

The yearly requirement for new housing units across the country ranges from 9,526  this year to 20,853  in 2018, according to a new report.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish times

Growing population will put pressure on residential supply, Housing Agency forecasts

Manufacturing technicians at Intel’s manufacturing facility in Leixlip. Growth in manufacturing in February was led by a 5.5 per cent rise in ‘modern sector’ production, figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

Rise led by increase in high-technology and chemical sector manufacturing

Affected Eircom customers will be contacted by phone or letter to advise them of the mistake, the company said in a statement.

Direct debits not taken from bank accounts due to error in system

Aer Lingus carried 797,000 passengers in March, compared to 844,000 in the same month last year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Numbers adversely affected by timing of Easter, which falls in April this year

Audi accounts for 4.5 per cent of the total Irish car market so far this year. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

German manufacturer maintains position as number one high-end car brand in Ireland

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said tax performance for the first three months was ‘in line with expectations’.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Howlin and Noonan say returns in line with improvement in the domestic economy

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