“I don’t let my daughter watch Barbie – I don’t want her worrying about her hair. We can guide them as mothers away from a lot of stuff that is thrown at them.”

When powerful companies like Harrods, Brora, Gap, Disney – and more recently Stella McCartney – want collaborations with what’s called in modern parl(...)

John Flansburgh (on right) and John Linnell, aka They Might Be Giants

There is little conventional about Brooklyn band They Might Be Giants, so it is no surprise when a long-distance call with one half of the group, Joh(...)

The announcement that Xtra-vision was finally closing will come as no surprise to anyone who has been observing trends in video and entertainment consumption. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It is no consolation to the hundreds of people who lost their jobs this week, but the announcement that Xtra-vision was finally closing will come as n(...)

The popularity of insurance in Ireland has fallen one place in 2015 to 19th out of 22 industries.

There has been a sharp rise in the number of business students identifying “job security” as a key goal, according to research released by Deloitte. (...)

Salon owners to be given advice on keeping customers happy

More than 400 salon owners from the US, UK, Finland, Sweden and Ireland are expected to descend on the Mansion House today for the Salon Owners Summi(...)

BB-8 could arguably be the star of the show when it comes to Star Wars: the Force Awakens. The droid is cute, has personality and, from Disney’s point(...)

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”:  grossed more than $1bn since its release last month and received mostly positive reviews

George Lucas has apologised for remarks he made in a recent interview with Charlie Rose, in which he described the new Star Wars film as too “retro” f(...)

Apple lost 1.12 per cent and was the biggest drag on the S&P and Nasdaq. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European and US stocks fell yesterday as crude slid from a three-week high and a Chinese industrial profits fall pulled down emerging markets. Wall(...)

Fish Finger Sandwich

HOT Voice memos Just when we thought everyone hated using the phone, audio messages are coming into their own ‘Star Wars’ binge We non-believers (...)

Cork Opera House ** Apart from the regrettable absence of a band (assistant musical director Ronan Holohan does his best on the keyboards), this pro(...)