Jordan Belfort: aims to give attendees at the seminar the formula for success at creating wealth. Photograph: reuters

Former stockbroker and the “Wolf of Wall Street” himself – Jordan Belfort – is coming to Dublin this week. Mr Belfort, the man who wrote the New York (...)

Putting up posters “introduces the candidate to a lot of people, it starts the conversation about the election, and there’s no getting away from them, they’re in your face,” says Clare TD Timmy Dooley. Photograph: Domnick Walsh.

Parties and candidates rushed to get their posters up this week, decorating lampposts with images that will look down on us for the next month (...)

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In 2009  RTE’s George Lee was chosen as a Fine Gael  candidate for the Dáil and won the contest by a landslide.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

For a political party, a celebrity candidate is to an upcoming election, what a flake is to a ‘99 ice cream. You don’t really really need it but, boy,(...)

The Bills proposed by Katherine Zappone, among others, have been vetted for constitutional compliance. Photograph: Alan Betson

At one level it is welcome that at least in some political parties and corners of the media a substantial debate has begun on the practicalities of wi(...)

A humanoid robot at a trade fair in Hanover, Germany. “Technology insiders, who are largely optimistic about the impact of innovation, point out that if you’re in a middle-class profession – an office clerk, a bank teller or a pharmacist – then you’re in for an uncomfortable future.” Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The recent announcement that Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison had achieved a valuation of $1.75 billion for their internet start-up comp(...)

Seán Gallagher transferred the shares in the company to his wife, Trish, and resigned as a director, in 2011, the year he ran for the presidency. He was re-appointed a director in June last year. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A consultancy firm associated with former presidential candidate Seán Gallagher had accumulated losses of €58,370 at the end of 2012, according to abr(...)

Broadcaster Pat Kenny: He spanned both entertainment and current affairs, though he was  more suited to the latter

Pat Kenny was, for many years, the perfect man for RTÉ and theirs was a 41-year-marriage with more ups than downs. He spanned both entertainmen(...)

Noel Curran, RTÉ director-general,  in the recently-created RTÉ Digital area at Montrose in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In the RTÉjr studio on launch day, there are milkshakes, puppets and hula hoops. Brendan O’Connor is among the grown-ups enlisted to read stori(...)

Labour TD Colm Keaveney tweeted in Latin before voting against the Government and leaving the Labour parliamentary party.

From a TD leaving the Government whip via a latin message to a bogus statment potentially changing the result of the presidential election, Twi(...)