Bank of Ireland received more than 34,000 business banking credit applications in the first half of the year. Photograph: Frank Miller

Bank of Ireland lent €2.5 billion to small and medium-sized businesses in the first half of the year and approved almost nine out of 10 credit applic(...)

The Von Trapp family ensemble, with Steven Houghton as Captain von Trapp, in the original The Sound of Music stage show, which comes to Dublin from August 17th

It is 50 years since Julie Andrews threw her arms open and declared the hills alive with the sound of music, but still no one has answered a very i(...)

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Image of the week: Bowing to the inevitable Toshiba chief executive Hisao Tanaka (second from left) bows with chairman Tadashi Muromachi (right)(...)

Former head of 2fm John Clarke: sitting in for Mike Moloney on Radio Nova

Former head of 2fm John Clarke wasn’t too pleased when the current supremo Dan Healy revamped its schedule in 2014 to court younger listeners, exiting(...)

The Sky logo sits on a sign outside British Sky ’s headquarters in Isleworth. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Sky’s UK operation and six major Hollywood movie studios including 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers have been accused by the European Union of ill(...)

Storyful’s founder and former chief executive, Mark Little. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Storyful, the social-media verification agency founded by Mark Little, is hiring, but what kind of person might they be looking for? In its recruitmen(...)

Magazines Ireland chair Rebecca Markey: sector suffered “disproportionately” during the recession due to increased competition

Irish fashion and lifestyle glossies – and many other types of magazine titles – tend to target the same customer as UK- produced equivalents with whi(...)

News Now app: changes intended to give breaking news greater prominence

RTÉ’s “refresh” of its News Now app is based on “feedback from users”, it says, with the changes intended to give greater prominence to breaking news (...)

Clara (Jenna Coleman) from the forthcoming series of the BBC’s sci-fi export ‘Doctor Who’, which has been growing its audience in North America. Photograph: BBC

The BBC has got a big new show coming up called The Hunt, which “celebrates nature’s cleverest and most determined predators and their elusive prey”. (...)

The 1960s-inspired living area of this year’s  ‘Big Brother’ house. The reality series was broadcast on TV3 for the first time this summer. Photograph: PA

Expect more fighting, mind games and controversies to feature in TV3’s future after the first run of reality series Big Brother to be broadcast on the(...)