Sonia Flynn joined Facebook Ireland in 2009 after undergoing 10 interviews to secure the position of director for community operations. She was appointed managing director in 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

MD Sonia Flynn is responsible for more than 500 staff and Facebook’s largest office outside HQ

A Central Bank review has identified weaknesses in how investment firms provide information on costs and charges to consumers.

Review identifies weaknesses in how investment firms provide information on costs and charges

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show 82 per cent of Irish households have access to the internet at home, up from 63 per cent in 2008. Photo: Getty Images

Most popular goods or services bought were associated with travel and entertainment

Croke Park: new project will use technology to enrich the live experience. Photograph: Eric Luke

Croke Park and Sun Devil in Arizona will put smart cities/smart living concept into practice

Loreto Secondary School Dalkey recording the Band Aid 30 song through the WholeWorldBand app. Money raised will go towards Ebola relief in west Africa. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish app allows the public to create a video featuring them and the Band Aid 30 artists

Mícheál Collins, has been honoured in Singapore for his “commitment to the spirit of enterprise” and work “inspiring Singapore’s youth to pursue entrepreneurship”.

Irish entrepreneur receives Spirit of Enterprise award from Singapore’s minister for trade Lee Yi Shyan

Wembley Arena: host to the X Factor final

Irish firm helps Wembley Arena complex establish itself as a ‘smart city’ for its pioneering use of connectivity technology

 Ireland’s trade surplus narrowed by 8 per cent to €2.9 billion in October, according to the Central Statistics Office. Photo: Bloomberg

Goods exports declined by 2 per cent to €7.5 billion in October

Ireland had the largest increase in industrial production in the EU last month, according to Eurostat. Photo: Bloomberg

Euro-area industrial production barely grew in October, indicating a weak start to Q4

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