LÉ Samuel Beckett patrols Skellig Michael during filming last year for the new Star Wars film (overlay). Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Samuel Beckett would find the absurd in it and Charles J Haughey would turn in his grave. That’s the view of several Kerry-based artists concerned abo(...)

Clara (Jenna Coleman) from the forthcoming series of the BBC’s sci-fi export ‘Doctor Who’, which has been growing its audience in North America. Photograph: BBC

The BBC has got a big new show coming up called The Hunt, which “celebrates nature’s cleverest and most determined predators and their elusive prey”. (...)

Jack Halpin suffered serious injuries including a broken leg and a broken hip in last month’s balcony collapse in California. Photograph: judesforjack.com

A picture has been released showing Berkeley balcony collapse victim Jack Halpin recovering in hospital. The UCD student suffered serious injuries inc(...)

Paul Young, co-founder and chief executive of Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon.

Paul Young is a co-founder and the chief executive of Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon, a twice Academy Award and Bafta-nominated animation film studio. (...)

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 (...)