Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Spokesmen for 1st Independent Mayo, based in the Taoiseach’s political base, has said the campaign aims to promote community-based politics across the State. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Campaigners for a new type of community-based political representation in Mayo say their template could apply to any constituency across the State.The(...)

 Pat McDonagh: highly unlikely to ever open any Supermac’s outlets on the continent.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Spring hasn’t yet properly started and the award for Marketer of the Year is surely already settled. They may as well just hand the gong over now to P(...)

The Supermac’s  chain is understood to be looking at opportunities to open restuarants in Britain.

and The global fast-food giant McDonald’s, which is embroiled in a European trademark row with Supermac’s, contacted advisers of the Irish company (...)

Supermac’s has lost its appeal over the controversial double shopfront  in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fast-food restaurant Supermac’s has failed in its bid to keep the structures and signs on its Temple Bar outlet because the “reproduction tradition(...)

Daithí O’Connor and Pat McDonagh: health venture

Businessman Pat McDonagh, who owns the Supermac’s fast food chain, has acquired a 10 per cent stake in the Galway Natural Health Sales Company Ltd, wh(...)

Plassey House and quadrangle at the University of Limerick

DublinAn embarrassment of social riches to be plundered in the nation’s capital, so let’s begin in the very middle: Trinity College Dublin.TCDWhat’s h(...)

Padráic O’Máille in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

An article in Forbes magazine in 1988 predicted that, because of advances in technology, we would all be working four day weeks in 25 years time, fini(...)