Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said: “Nobody was more disappointed than I was when I saw the letter”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said he was “surprised’’ to learn a letter had been sent to pensioners encouraging them to have their (...)

Hulk-like transformation: Pat Kenny in his studio at Newstalk. Photograph: Frank Miller

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt, the old saying goes, and it’s sound advice. Unless you’re being i(...)

Insomnia Coffee Company chairman Bobby Kerr is this week’s AIB Start-up Academy mentor.

Insomnia Coffee Company chairman Bobby Kerr is this week’s AIB Start-up Academy mentor.Originally from Kilkenny, Kerr has been in the food and beverag(...)

UCD Innovation Academy  executive director Dr Johnny Ryan will lead the start-ups through a day of learning by doing.

This week, the 11 AIB Start-up Academy finalists will gather for the programme’s second module. The Academy lecturers will introduce the start-ups to (...)

Michael Kilgannon having his last meal at Gullane’s Hotel Ballinasloe, Co Galway, before starting a hunger strike to protest against the closure of Cappataggle Post Office. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

An east Galway retired schoolteacher has initiated a hunger strike to try to save his local post office from closure. Michael J Kilgannon (74) began (...)

David Mooney: “I hope to open a second shop in the next year and employ more people – the location is paramount in this regard”

ThunderSolas is company creating accessories and jewellery for men and women in Dublin’s Temple Bar, employing four people on a full- and part-time ba(...)

Fragile and vulnerable: Jonathan Corrie 0:24

On Monday a homeless heroin addict died in Dublin city centre. He was Jonathan Corrie, and he was one of my best friends when I was a boy.He was every(...)

The band Manila Strings enjoy coffee outside Bewley’s on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 2:11

As the sun sinks below Kilimanjaro and a warm afternoon gives way to a chilly night, a group of middle-aged men – and one young hipster – circle a (...)

Andreas Riha and Colin Napper, co-founders of Rentview: The duo, friends since their teens, both studied auctioneering, and set up a lettings agency in Smithfield in 2004

Making the decision to sell a business is never easy. When that business is a successful one and you are considering selling at the height of the down(...)

The room, laid out with sofas and stools, was full. Some 180 entrepreneurs crowded into the upstairs part of 4 Dame Lane. Asked at registration who(...)