Venice Rowback Authorities in Venice have overturned a ban on large cruise ships sailing into St Mark’s basin, introduced in August 2014 to pro(...)

Europe’s most famous opera festival takes place in Verona, Italy, from June 19th to August 25th

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Author Steven Johnson discusses his new book and TV series ‘How We Got To Now’. Photograph: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images

Disruption is a term that gets used a great deal these days, to the extent that it’s losing its meaning. Disruption is now a marketing fad, a fashiona(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan: says existing exams will go towards 60 per cent of final marks. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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Mark Redmond: “The basic reason why we attract jobs is because US multinational operations in Ireland have a reputation for delivering on their mandate.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In the global tax game, Ireland is a mere pawn, powerless in the face of big corporations and their aggressive tax avoidance schemes. It’s no s(...)

 The set for La Bohéme at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Italy

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South Korean students prepare to take an exam. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

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 The Ibec logo is based on the spiral patterns of a sunflower. The seeds are arranged in a manner that makes efficient use of the available space, giving maximum room for each seed to flourish and minimising wastage of space.

Strolling along Baggot Street in Dublin recently, I noticed a plaque at the entrance to the Ibec head office. It was a logo with a circular pattern of(...)

Co Cork, Ireland: €200,000, Michael Russell and Co
Take Five for about €200,000
  • Take 5
  • March 27, 2014, 00:00

Michael Russell and Co is seeking €200,000 for this two-bed bungalow in Grosvenor Lodge, Galways Lane, Douglas, Co Cork

Shanghai teenagers put the rest of the world to shame when it comes to reading, maths and science, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperat(...)