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

PUCCINI AL FRESCO IN TORRE DEL LAGO This year marks the 60th Puccini Festival in the composer’s adopted hometown of Torre del Lago, 26km north of(...)

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

The sight of secondary school students in blue uniforms traipsing through downtown Seoul at 11pm is jarring, but it’s common in the highly competiti(...)

 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(...)

Will 2014 be DIT’s year?

1 Teacher strikes loom As the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) hangs tough, a lot is riding on the latest ballot on a different ver(...)

People have a fascination with league tables and lists. There must be some psychology to it all. A top 10 of almost anything will keep people interest(...)

Donoughmore Cross, Co Cork: €350,000, ERA Downey McCarthy
Take Five
  • Take 5
  • October 24, 2013, 00:00

Ireland: Co CorkERA Downey McCarthy is seeking €350,000 for this six-bedroom house in Donoughmore Cross, Co Cork, on half an acreFrance: Midi Pyrenees(...)

Whitechurch, Co Cork: €300,000, Jeremy Murphy and Associates
Take five for €300,000
  • Motors
  • August 29, 2013, 00:00

Spain A short walk to shops and other amenities, this terraced house in Nueva Andalucia has a livingroom with fireplace opening on to a terrace a(...)