Oaktree Capital has secured planning approval to develop offices and apartments in Dublin’s docklands. South Docks Fund will build 42,500 square metre(...)

Airbnb host Tanya O’Halloran in her apartment in City West, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
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  • April 17, 2015, 16:00

As would befit a digital company expanding at a rate of knots, Airbnb’s European HQ office on Dublin’s Silicon Docks is truly a thing to behold. (...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal:  is an investor in companies including Airbnb, the big-data company Palantir, the spaceflight provider SpaceX and payments company Stripe, four of the most valuable tech companies in Silicon Valley today. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

The ride-hailing app Uber, the Irish-founded payment start-up Stripe, the apartment rental site Airbnb, and other darlings of the next generation of S(...)

 Enterprise Ireland named Jobbio as one of their high-potential start-ups and provided part of the €1m funding. Photograph: Frank Miller

Online jobs marketplace Jobbio is planning to ramp up its international expansion in the wake of a €1 million funding round. The company, established(...)

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Hanover Quay, Dublin 2: average monthly earnings from Airbnb around €444. Photograph:Kate Geraghty

If you’ve repeatedly tried to get your finances into better shape by cutting back – and repeatedly failed – maybe you’re taking the wrong tack. Anothe(...)

Tourists on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Magic Kingdom, Disney World.

We are a family of six (two girls aged 20, two boys aged 13 and 17) and our dream would be to go on a holiday to the USA, taking in some theme park(...)

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Photo of the week: Lean-back entertainment It seems unlikely that it would ever be possible to relax fully while wearing so many lanyards. But (...)

Aisling Jones: arranging car hire in advance kept transport costs to about €30 a person for the week, including petrol. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish holidaymakers spend about €1,000 on their summer holiday overseas. While that figure includes the cost of getting to a destination and stayin(...)

Marc Andreessen: coined  phrase “software is eating the world”

Back in 2011, the influential technologist, investor and Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen coined a phrase that has proven to be quite the mantra in(...)