The accounts for Limerick Alumina Refining Ltd and its subsidiaries show turnover increased in 2013 to $608 million, up from $586 million the previous year.

Limerick plant, owned by Russian aluminium giant Rusal, records turnaround from €8m loss in 2012

Job applicants talk to recruiters at the Greenhouse and SproutHouse company booths at the CannaSearch cannabis industry job fair in downtown Denver September 16, 2014. The job fair featured over 20 companies seeking to fill over 500 positions in the cannabis industry. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Image of the week: Employment high

Miriam Hughes: ‘What we see is that people want Irish brands to succeed’. photograph: dara mac dónaill

Left-brain logic gels with right-brain creativity for DDFH&B agency chief Miriam Hughes

The Irish Times has the highest print reach in the daily market in Dublin among the ABC1 social group. Photograph: David Sleator

Three-quarters of regular online readers also read print newspapers

Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge in RTÉ’s  ‘Love/Hate’

At the time of writing, nothing is confirmed except the couples dressed as giant animals

UTV Ireland commercial director Daragh Byrne (left), head of channel Mary Curtis and managing director of UTV Television Michael Wilson watch as ‘Mr Selfridge’ star Jeremy Piven delivers the message that UTV Ireland is now open for business, at an event held in Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

ITV’s commercial team will represent UTV Ireland in the UK market

Conor McGregor: adept at pre-fight ‘trash talk’. Photograph: David Sleator

3e has helped drum up Irish interest in mixed martial arts... but there’s a catch

Gay Byrne’s show can be sponsored for six months for a fee of €12,000.

Package of stings on the veteran broadcaster’s Lyric FM show available for €12,000

A clip from LowLow’s parody video “Adland Girl”

No ‘red dress perfectionism’ for the Kerry spread and cheese brand

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