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David Smith:  “There’s no doubt it’s a good time to be bought and make an exit. Corporations have cash and it’s easier to acquire technology than to do blue-sky thinking.”

As an Irishman heading up the US office of a UK mergers and acquisitions bank in Silicon Valley, David Smith gets a tri-cultural perspective on one of(...)

Microsoft: results today. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: Crane; Microsoft; Sanmina. Meetings: Hostelworld conference (Convention Centre Dublin). Indicators: Euro zone retail sales (D(...)

Darina Allen: nearly brings the house down with her criticism of excessive business regulation. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

The annual invasion of Dublin by the cream of Cork’s business establishment took place on Tuesday night, with Cork Chamber’s annual dinner at the Doub(...)

 The ramparts of Skala de la Ville in Essaouira, Morocco

I am a widow looking for a six- to eight-week holiday in January and February. I would like to be in a country during their summertime. I don’t min(...)

The coastal town of Sitges in Spain. Photograph: Alan Copson/Getty Images

I’m hoping to go to Barcelona for a few days anytime from mid-August to mid-September and may pay a visit to Sitges for the day or overnight. I wil(...)

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Honeymoon suggestions on Portugal’s Atlantic coast
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We are going on a two-week honeymoon in Portugal at the end of July. We chose Portugal for its Atlantic coast and great seafood. We like sun and sea a(...)

Casco Viejo (old quarter) and Paitilla point.

We are a group of five hoping to rent an apartment in Panama city for two to three days in June on our way to Costa Rica. I have been advised that (...)

Web Reservations International (WRI), the online accommodation booking company, has announced its acquisition of HostelBookers.com.
WRI acquires HostelBookers

Web Reservations International (WRI), the online accommodation booking company, has announced its acquisition of HostelBookers.com. The (...)