Edna O’Brien with director John McColgan, who presented her with a framed portrait before the tribute performance for her at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night. Photographs: Dave Meehan

A happy gathering of the great and the good of contemporary Irish culture assembled at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night to pay tribute to the (...)

Dragons Den dragon Eleanor McEvoy and Niamh Hogan founder of Holos skincare company based in Gorey, Co. Wexford.

The new series of RTÉ’s Dragon’s Den programme saw the Dragons fanning the flames of Irish industry on Sunday when founder of Co Wexford company Holos(...)

Into the lair: ‘Dragon’s Den’ returns with two new ‘Dragons’. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Is Ireland out of would-be entrepreneurs with, ahem, unique business propositions to delight peak-time television audiences? Hardly. Dragon’s Den ret(...)

Ireland has no shortage of incredible musicians, but for a while every singer seemed to be called David or Damien. Where were the women? It’s an imba(...)

Joe Duffy:  Liveline host  joins the summer exodus of top presenters at RTÉ leaving Damien O’Reilly to hold the fort.  Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Write what you know,” said, eh, Eleanor Roosevelt? Einstein? Someone, anyway. A lack of attention to detail is not only effective as the openi(...)

Review: The Belle Bottoms

The Belle BottomsSmock Alley**For a fun night out, there’s nothing like a zingy musical comedy. And, alas, that’s the problem with The Belle Bottoms: (...)

Kieran Fitzpatrick and Maurice Curran from Barracuda FX, winners of the EY Emerging Entrepreneurs of the Year award. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Kieran Fitzpatrick and Maurice Curran of financial software business Barracuda FX were last night crowned winners of the emerging category at the EY (...)

Budget Energy is Northern Ireland’s only independent supplier of retail, pre-paid electricity. Before founding it in 2011, Eleanor McEvoy built and so(...)

From left: Jeremy Fitch of Invest Northern Ireland; Margaret Hearty of Intertrade Ireland; partner in charge of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year programme Frank O’Keeffe; and Pádraig Ó Céidigh, founder of Aer Arann and chairman of the judging panel. Photograph: Maxwells

Twenty-four businesses ranging from financial services and technology to agriculture and manufacturing are the finalists in this years Ernst &a(...)

It’s often difficult to separate Eleanor McEvoy from her work on A Woman’s Heart. Still, th(...)