David F Ross: ‘The Last Days of Disco is about people trying to make the best of things in difficult circumstances, their daily routines interrupted by unique turns of events that show them all to be fallible but also human.’

In 1982, I was 18 years old; the same age as the two principal characters in my debut novel, The Last Days of Disco. Revisiting this period of my life(...)

One night a month, The House restaurant in Howth clears out its tables and becomes a gallery for up-and-coming artists. John McColgan of Riverdance(...)

 Police and firefighters at the scene of an explosion at the Galleria Shopping Centre in Morley, Perth, Australia. Photograph: EPA

An Irish man has been killed in an explosion in Perth, Australia. Two people are confirmed dead following the incident and a number of others were inj(...)

Malcolm Walker: “We know what we’re doing and we think there is a good opportunity for us in Ireland. It was a no-brainer to come back into the market here.” Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

At 8am on Wednesday morning, Malcolm Walker, the 67-year old extrovert behind the UK retail chain Iceland Foods, jumped into a helicopter at his spraw(...)

Warren Scott (left) of Quintessential Brands Group with Aidan Tallon CFO of  First Ireland Spirits at the announcement of the acquisition. Photograph: Thomas Nolan.

The UK drinks distributor Quintessential Brands plans to build a visitor centre in Abbeyleix following its purchase yesterday of First Ireland (...)

Eamon Eastwood’s Taste Ireland business has signed a multimillion euro deal with Australian retail giant Coles. Photograph: Mark Crawford Photography

A deal has been reached which will see Tayto crisps, Barry’s tea and Ireland’s own fizzy orange significantly extending their (...)

A childhood Christmas
  • People
  • December 25, 2013, 01:00

When my 12-year-old granddaughter writes her letter to Santa Claus and looks forward eagerly to his coming, I often wonder is she very shrewd or merel(...)

Eamon Eastwood, Taste Ireland in Australia

It started with a bedroom full of cheese and onion crisps, but now anyone in Australia buying Tayto, Barry’s tea or McDonnell’s curry sauce can(...)