Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for “The Secret of Kells”

Things are on the up and up for Ireland’s animation industry, which is continuing to punch above its weight globally. Just this week, award-winning D(...)

A screen shows the final tally for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, yesterday.  Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

World stock markets tumbled towards their worst week of the year yesterday and commodities got another kicking, as more alarming data from China sent(...)

Ryanair declined 1.9 per cent to €12.51.  Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Another day of losses for European stocks was prompted by concerns global growth is weakening and by uncertainty about the timing of an increase in US(...)

Amazon is targeting the custom of British start-ups by opening a base in London designed to support businesses using its cloud computing services, its(...)

A currency exchange booth in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey is considered by many analysts to be a fragile emerging market, vulnerable to external shocks. Photograph: EPA

The rout in emerging-nation assets has spread, as stocks tumbled around the world and demand for havens spiked on intensifying concern that global gro(...)

Netflix says the price increase is to allow them to add more TV shows and movies to its servce, including Netflix originals such as ‘Orange is the New Black’

Online streaming service Netflix has begun rolling out a price-hike for customers across Ireland and Europe. From now on, new subscribers will have t(...)

 Viacom in Times Square, New York City. Stock prices of media companies have dropped as consumers cut back on traditional media usage and turn to internet-based entertainment. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Media stocks in the United States endured a two-day rout on Wall Street last week, triggered by Disney’s comments about falling subscriber numbers at (...)

TV is undergoing a profound change in viewing patterns. Photograph:  EPA/JOERG CARSTENSEN

I don’t have a television, which is one of those admissions that’s really hard to make without sounding insufferably smug. But rather than swearing of(...)

Viacom offices in New York. Big changes in viewing habits are fuelling investor concerns as a generation of younger viewers spends less time in front of a television in favour of digital alternatives. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Viacom shares fell as much as 20 per cent on another dark day for US media companies as the owner of Comedy Central, MTV and Paramount Pictures hit ea(...)

Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr was named the world’s top-earning actor on Tuesday by Forbes, taking first place on a list that featured leading men fr(...)