Taylor Swift performs  in Cologne, Germany, earlier this month. Photograph Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images for TAS

This Monday, the world’s most influential artist arrives in Dublin to play two sold-out shows at the 3 Arena. If the events of the past week ha(...)

Chris Conlan (right) and Ben Clavin, founders of Pewter Games Studio

Game development is still an emerging sector in Ireland but it is home to a lot of talent and a growing number of enthusiastic and innovative young co(...)

Crew members boarding the LÉ Samuel Beckett. The Government did not charge Disney Lucasfilm for use of the vessel during filming of the new Star Wars movie on Skellig Michael.    File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government did not charge Disney Lucasfilm for use of a Naval Service ship and Air Corps helicopter last year when scenes from the latest Star (...)

Skellig Michael.  Star Wars filming may return to the Skelligs this year, following last summer’s controversial use of the Unesco world heritage site. Photograph: David Sleator

Star Wars may return to Skellig Michael this autumn, following last summer’s controversial use of the Unesco world heritage site as a film set. The (...)

Teamwork currently employs about 50 people and hopes to add 40 more by the end of this year, according to Donal Cahalane.

Cork-based software company Teamwork is set to nearly double its staff between now and Christmas, according to its vice president of growth and market(...)

Casting votes at  AIB Start-up Night in Crane Lane, Cork.

The AIB Start-up Academy travelled to Cork for its start-up night this week. The keynote speakers were two successful Corkonians – Donal Cahalane of (...)

The Electricite de France nuclear power station in Dampierre-en-Burly, France. The French power utility is the world’s biggest operator of nuclear power plants. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/ Reuters
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Image of the week: Nuclear option Steam rises at night from the cooling towers of the Electricite de France nuclear power station in Dampierre-(...)

Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew in Star Wars. George Lucas sold his Lucas film group to Disney at the end of 2012, receiving $2.2 billion in cash and 37.1 million Disney shares.

George Lucas has made a $2.2 billion paper profit on the Walt Disney stock he received in exchange for the rights to Star Wars thanks to the out perfo(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

The Splendida Cruise Ship is the largest ship ever to visit Dublin Port. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:04

As the sun rose on Monday morning, the world’s 11th longest cruise ship, the MSC Splendida, reversed its way up the mouth of the Liffey and into Dubli(...)