Poet Paddy Bushe, sculptor Imogen Stuart and painter Maria Simmonds-Gooding  at the Aosdána general assembly at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The proposal that Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens should film on Skellig Michael was made without reference to the Office of Public Works (OPW) (...)

Vijay Govindarajan: “What you need to forget will help you in the future are the very things that are helping you today. What you need to forget requires having a vision of the future.”

A successful strategy for the long-term growth and prosperity of a business involves envisaging the future while forgetting the past and, at the same (...)

“On no planet will any claim for the medicinal benefits of a feed of pints ever stand up.”

So, Toyota - the “best built cars in the world”, eh? The ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland that Toyota must stop this claim (...)

Blush silver double-clove neckband, €105

For her many fans who associate jeweller Bláithín Ennis with dark, black mesh and crystal neckpieces and earrings, her new collection, Blush, comes as(...)

Justin Comiskey and family on board the Irish Ferries’ ship the Oscar Wilde

Holidays should be about magic moments and, a few hours into my family’s trip from Dublin to Rome, one arrived. We asked for a tour of the bridge of (...)

“That Patrick Pearse had been totally captured by that pre-Christian myth of redemptive violence is clear.” Photograph courtesy of the National Archives of Ireland

Jesus of Nazareth did not declare himself head of a sovereign Zion. He did not instruct his followers to seize control of Jerusalem, killing anyone wh(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin on the campaign trail in Killarney, Co Kerry, with one of the party’s candidates, Cllr Norma Foley. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

The winter storms have taken their toll. Near Rosscahill on the Lakes of Killarney, half a dozen rowing boats have sunk in the water, only their prows(...)

Star power: Angela Lansbury in the Broadway musical Mame, in 1966. Photograph: Jack Mitchell/Getty

One might imagine that Angela Lansbury has had her fill of awards and gleaming statuettes. Today she’s in New York, walking down the red carpet as an (...)

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich. Photograph: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
Planet Business

Image of the week: Death on the markets Death has been in charge of the stock markets lately, according to this picture evidence from Frankfurt, Ge(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

US stocks gained on Wednesday after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said conditions in the United States would allow for “gradual” rate hikes, and(...)