Jane Brennan in By the Bog of Cats

By the Bog of Cats Abbey Theatre, Dublin ***   Hester Swane is having a bad day. Her lover, Carthage Kilbride, is due to mar(...)

Maria Lucia Bakes Granola

Tasty soup Beetroot cheers up the lean months before the spring produce takes off, but the prospect of stained hands and long cooking times can (...)

Steve Tormey, chief executive Toyota Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Early forecourt forecasts suggest 2015 will see the motor trade exceed 100,000 new car sales, a psychological benchmark for a business sector batte(...)

Eddie Murphy, outgoing MD at Ford: “This year, from a passenger car perspective, it was a difficult year because we didn’t have the new Mondeo.”

After 14 years at the wheel of Ford in Ireland, Eddie Murphy is handing back the keys. During his tenure the motor trade in Ireland saw its best times(...)

 Toyota Motor Corp emblem: David Shannon is handing over the keys to Toyota’s Ireland operations on December 31st to his deputy Steve Tormey. Shannon was behind the wheel at Toyota for 20 years as managing director.  Photograph: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama

It’s all change at the top of the three leading car brands in Ireland, as the motor trade prepares for a return to better days. With sales expectation(...)

The Threepenny Opera Gate Theatre, Dublin ****Nobody gives a better criticism of performance and the law of diminishing returns than Mr Peachum, the p(...)