Planet Business

Image of the week: Marchant mirth  The man laughing his head off is Paul Marchant, chief executive of Primark, and it’s not because he’s see(...)

Job satisfaction among secondary school teachers has dropped sharply in the past five years, with administrative work and school evaluations am(...)

Eoin Wrixon (left) and Dermot Hanrahan of Wide Eye Media (formerly Carlton Screen Advertising) in the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. photograph: david o’shea

Carlton Screen Advertising, the company that sells advertisements for 643 cinema screens in Ireland, is rebranding as Wide Eye Media. Th(...)

Celebrating Arthur’s Day in Dublin last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The body representing Irish third-level students has withdrawn from the DrinkAware campaign, citing concerns over its ties to the alcohol industry and(...)

The document that convinced  Enda Kenny to change his mind on the future of the Seanad  was produced by an internal party policy review group. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The document that convinced Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny to change his mind on the future of the Seanad in 2009 was produced by an internal party polic(...)

Delegates convey their anger  as Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn addresses the ASTI convention on Tuesday. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

The education conferences are over for another year, and the opportunity that Easter week offers to teachers through their trade unions to comm(...)

Asti general secretary Pat King (right) and other union leaders leaving Croke Park II pay talks in January of this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Secondary schools have lost an average of two full-time teachers since 2009 despite rising student enrolments, according to a Millward Brown su(...)