Etihad  brand ambassador Nicole Kidman. Photograph:  S. Savenok/Getty Images

Kidman stars in virtual reality trailer for Etihad Etihad will released a “fully immersive” virtual reality film trailer starring its brand ambassado(...)

McDonald’s results ard due out on Friday. Photo: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty
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TODAY Results: Hasbro; Morgan Stanley; Netflix; PepsiCo. Meetings: Cairn Homes EGM (Conrad Hotel, Dublin 2); Petroneft EGM (Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin(...)

1916 celebrations  contributed to a strong rise in spending on tourism and recreation in March, according to a new survey. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An early Easter, extended school holidays and the centenary celebrations all contributed to a strong rise in spending on tourism and recreation in Mar(...)

Android Pay will allow smartphone users to take advantage of payment apps provided by banks, credit card providers and retailers to either buy goods in stores or using retailer websites.

Google will launch a mobile payment service for Android smartphones to compete with Apple’s rival system in the UK. Android Pay will allow smartphone(...)

Irish romantics spent more on Valentine’s Day flowers than their loved-up peers in countries across Europe, a Visa survey  suggests. File photograph: Ina Fassbender/EPA

Irish romantics spent more on Valentine’s Day flowers than their loved-up peers in countries across Europe, with the average bouquet bought in the Rep(...)

 Testing the  Samsung Gear VR glasses at the Samsung  stand during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Every conference needs a buzzword or phrase. In recent years, smart, connected and social all got their turn in the spotlight, as executive after exec(...)

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A reader called Sinéad contacted us in a state of agitation after being refused a car loan of €10,000. “I am furious,” she writes. “I have been with (...)

A significant increase in package-holiday spending has seen Irish travel agents record “an unprecedented level of booking enquires” in January

Many Irish consumers appear to be spending their way out of the winter blues by splashing out on leisure pursuits such as holidays – with some agents (...)

In Dublin, Ryanair closed up 2.3 per cent, while while Paddy Power, which is preparing a merger with Betfair, was up 1.3 per cent after €240 million worth of its shares changed hands. Photograph:  Nick Ansell/PA Wire

European stokcks rallied on Friday, trimming their worst January drop since 2008. The Iseq rose more than 2 per cent while the FTSE climbed 2.4 per c(...)

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HOT Happn The dating app pings when you’ve crossed paths with someone. No more expanding into British airspace after exhausting local scope on Tind(...)