Aoife Ní Mhurchú: Experiencing Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines made me decide that emergency response was what I wanted to do

My life choices were greatly influenced by my uncle, who was a Society of African Missions priest. He worked in Africa for 40 years. As a child my ea(...)

People walk past a house with billboards displaying portrait of incumbent Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh in Djibouti. Photograph: AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINASIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images Facebook: in the High Court. Photograph:  SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images

When Facebook, Twitter and Google established their international headquarters in Dublin, they didn’t just bring investment, exotic tax accounting pr(...)

Mobile operator 3 Ireland said there was no timeline for rolling out Shine Technologies’ ad-blocking software in this country, but the UK statement seems to suggest it is inevitable.

The two million customers of Three, Ireland’s second-biggest mobile network, could soon be able to automatically filter out adverts when browsing the(...)

The late PJ Mara and former Fianna Fáil  leader Bertie Ahern, who said Mara was “able to handle almost any situation”. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Tributes have been paid to Patrick Joseph (PJ) Mara, the former government press secretary and Fianna Fáil strategist, who died yesterday aged 73. Mr(...)

A file image of PJ Mara from 1983. He was Charles Haughey’s press officer and confidant in the 1980s and Bertie Ahern’s director of elections for each of the three-in-a-row victories between 1997 and 2007. File photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

PJ Mara was a flamboyant, larger-than-life character who played a central role in Fianna Fáil for more than three decades. He was Charles Haughey’s (...)

Denis O’Brien or his companies became entangled in an array of legal actions and controversies in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The past year was, without doubt, the most eventful yet in the entrepreneurial career of Denis O’Brien, who is Ireland’s richest and most successful b(...)

The company said it was currently pursuing a policy of geographic and sectoral diversification with resources being deployed on developing business in the UK and in the Caribbean, where Denis O’Brien’s telecoms firm Digicel has a large foothold

The Denis O’Brien-owned infrastructure and utility support services company Siteserv, which recently rebranded as Actavo, is forecasting turnover of a(...)

Digicel  plan to become the first telecoms operator to block ads of the biggest internet giants such as Google and Facebook across its network. Photograph:  Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Digicel’s plan to become the first telecoms operator to block ads of the biggest internet giants such as Google and Facebook across its network has hi(...)

Paul Coulson, chairman and Edward Kilty, group chief executive, at the Ardagh plc Annual General Meeting, in Dublin, on Monday: the company has put its US plans on hold because of “challenging” market conditions.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish-owned packaging group Ardagh insists it still intends to launch part of its business on the New York Stock Exchange despite putting those plans(...)

Denis O’Brien wants orders permitting him inspect documents on the firm’s computers and devices. Photograph: Bloomberg

A dispute has arisen over whether the personal computers and devices, including mobile phones, of various executives and employees of the Dublin-based(...)