Katie and Daniel on the Irish version of First Dates

Anna Nolan, head of development at Coco Television, is no stranger to reality TV. A star of the first series of Big Brother on Channel 4 and now pres(...)

Millennium Tower, in Grand Canal Dock in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The story of the reinvention of the of 1,285-acre area of Dublin’s docklands has been well documented: since Google moved into Barrow Street in 2004,(...)

Molly O’Reilly’s daughter Constance with a doll of her mother wearing the Irish Citizen Army uniform.

March 24th, 1916 The munitions industry was a lucrative one in 1916 as the British ramped up production in advance of the Battle of the Somme. Mi(...)

The Gibson Hotel was built by property developer Harry Crosbie

Dalata has received approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to acquire the leasehold interest of four hotels in a deal valued(...)

The Merrion Hotel Dublin: cheapest room for next Sunday is €295, falling to €250 on Monday, according to tripadvisor.ie. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The cost of staying at a hotel in the capital has climbed dramatically in recent weeks, and prices are now coming close to matching those recorded at(...)

Intel: results on Thursday
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TODAY Results: Alcoa. Indicators: Irish trade balance (Nov); US labour market conditions index (Dec). Other: Taylor Wimpey trading update. (...)

Want to know how someone goes from selling falafels at festivals to running their own rave-reviewed hipster eaterie? Then pop along to Trinity’s Scien(...)

One historical example of biophilic design in Ireland is Christchurch Cathedral. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In his 1984 book, Biophilia, American biologist Edward O Wilson described the term as humanity’s “urge to affiliate with other forms of life”.This “ur(...)

Harry Crosbie, near the site of the Point Village in 2007: Nama agreed to invest €32 million to finish the project. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Nobody can dispute that Harry Crosbie had a vision for Dublin.In neglected parts of the city he founded the Point music venue, now the O2, in 1988, he(...)

So loud, so bold: James Earley with his Joycean makeover of  Blooms Hotel in  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A few weeks ago Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan launched an artist’s residency at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin. There’s little strange in that,(...)