Maggie Timoney,  managing director of Heineken Ireland: she made headlines after declaring she didn’t “give a s***” if she got fired from Heineken for saying so, but the industry must co-operate to make being drunk “uncool”. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Former Irish basketball star Maggie Timoney cut an imposing figure as she strode around the stage at the Checkout magazine retail conference in the Ma(...)

Daniel Craig as 007 in ‘Spectre’: An Aston Martin DB10 car ‘designed and engineered’ for the film has a top estimate of £1.5 million

Film posters, costumes and props are increasingly popular collectibles and none more so than memorabilia associated with James Bond. Christie’s in Lon(...)

Topics you voted on ranged from the legalisation of marijuana to your favourite James Bond, as well as the link between red meat and cancer, the Web Summit and the decriminalisation of abortion.

Over the course of the year tens of thousands of Irish Times readers have voted in polls on our leading stories, with some of the results proving to b(...)

Amal Alamuddin ditched her own surname to become a Clooney. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty

It was “take that, Ronan Keating, but hello, George Clooney” this year as two women said “I don’t”, and then “I do”, to two famous men. Yv(...)

Daniel Craig, who plays  James Bond in ‘Spectre’, a masterclass in product placement. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

With Spectre dominating screen space in the multiplexes, the business of how producers can leverage brand marketing spend is back in sharp focus, as B(...)

Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma and actor Daniel Craig pick some ‘Singles Day’ winners.

James Bond and President Frank Underwood were among the big salesman on China’s Singles Day, the world’s biggest online shopping bonanza, as e-commerc(...)

 Lea Seydoux,   Daniel Craig and  Monica Bellucci pose on arrival for the world premiere of  ‘Spectre’ at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26th, 2015.  Photograph: LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

In news that’s unlikely to trouble anyone who doesn’t have the likes of Harvey Weinstein on their Christmas card list, spy film Spectre (about whic(...)

 Guests walk the red carpet as they attend the world premiere of the new James Bond film ‘Spectre’ at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday.  The link between brands and Bond is deep and long-standing. (Photograph: ANDY RAIN/EPA)

Bond films are some of the most heavily branded in movie history, with companies paying millions to get their products on screen alongside the world’(...)

Daniel Craig (James Bond). SPECTRE is released in the UK and Ireland on 26 October. The film will be released in the US on 6 November.

Since it was announced that Léa Seydoux was to play a character named Madeleine Swann in the 24th Bond film something has been nagging at this writ(...)

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Two museums devoted to food, in London and New York, open this week. First up is the British Museum of Food, left, (bompas(...)