Comedy dramas, such as Fresh Meat with  Zawe Ashton, Charlotte Ritchie, Kimberley Nixon, Joe Thomas, Jack Whitehall and Greg McHugh, attract a young audience to Channel 4. photograph: channel 4/pa

Channel 4 will begin formally selling advertising in the Republic from January 1st, in a move that will add to the competitive pressures in the Iri(...)

Sexual divide: of the 200-plus speakers at the Web Summit, above, only 26 are women. Photographs: Montage: Michael Ruane, Irish Times Premedia

Ten days from now, hundreds of leaders of the technology industry from around the world will convene in Dublin, joining 10,000 other people at the (...)

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Ann Dowsett Johnston knows how alcohol can bruise a life. She grew up with an alcoholic mother, and her father later succumbed to the same addiction, (...)

‘Wexford is on the sea looking outwards. You had all these people coming into the harbour for hundreds of years, bringing back stuff and bringing back new ideas,’ says singer-songwriter Niall Colfer, above, at the quay in Wexford town with Fiona McCann. Photograph: Patrick Browne

On a good day – the kind we’ve had so many of this year, where the sun sears the train windows and all of Ireland rushes, half-naked and luminescent, (...)