Myself and my college friends are mostly 60 this year. We wanted to go away in Ireland for a weekend, in August or September. There will probably b(...)

A new round of financing could the home sharing startup Airbnb one of the most valuable private companies in the world.  (Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Home-sharing startup Airbnb is understood to be in talks to raise financing at a valuation of $24 billion. San Francisco-based Airbnb is now project(...)

Sailing Boats off the Coast of Villefrance-Sur-Mer, Provence, France

On the way back from a stay in Kenya our family are scheduled to stop off in Amman for almost four weeks to travel in Jordan, Palestine and Israel.(...)

As ground control manager at Airbnb, Dan Skold’s jobs involves making the technology company a cool place to work. “We like to think of ourselves as the ‘ninjas of culture’ and we have a very unique opportunity to shape the direction of this company as it is really taking off.”

Some jobs are so unique and desirable, you’d almost pay to do them: Guinness brewer is one; head of mischief at Paddy Power is another. What’s more, (...)

Family trips: holidays by the sea or in small cities or towns are ideal. Photograph: Thinkstock

My wife and I would like to take a week away in July or August this year. We have a son aged 16 and he would like to bring his friend. We would(...)

Usage of the app had been in decline

Last summer, employees at the startup Secret gathered in their new offices in downtown San Francisco, waiting for the founders to address the company(...)

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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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(...)