Constantin Gurdgiev, who is part of the line-up for the Kilkenomics festival, a three-day mash-up of economics and comedy taking place in Kilkenny next month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So many bubbles are popping up in the Irish economy that it’s in danger of turning into an Aero bar. Another one clearly emerging, which policymakers (...)

The high priest of Co Mayo

Heading whesht to Mayo for the Westport Festival of Music and Food, I was a bit apprehensive. Not only had we been spoiled by the bash in Ballinlough,(...)

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I was turned inside out by #Conservatory at the Peacock last night. A perfect play. Go and see it while you can. @m_r_west — Selina Guinn(...)

Anglo kept three lists of politically exposed persons  or high-profile persons  to ensure it did not offer nor could be perceived to have offered special treatment. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The list of “sensitive” borrowers who were clients of Anglo Irish Bank or Irish Nationwide range from billionaires to bankrupts, demonstrating just ho(...)

Shane Filan: You and Me

Always the most likely to pursue a post-Westlife career, Shane Filan’s solo debut certainly has the big name songwriting teams behind it – but his man(...)

Haley O’Sullivan from Texas is the 2013 Rose of Tralee. Photograph: Domnick Walsh.

Last night 25-year old Texas Rose Haley O’Sullivan was crowned the 2013 Rose of Tralee. The instigator of an outbreak of Harlem Shaking on the (...)

B y Shane Filan’s estimation, he’s been interviewed about 10,000 times. Ballpark. That happens when you’ve sold 44 million records with Westlife. Pops(...)

X Factor judge Louis Walsh’s entertainment firm slipped into the red last year to record a loss of €53,234.Figures just lodged with the Companies Regi(...)

 Shane Filan: payment estimated at  between €476,400 and €595,500. Photograph: Cathal Burke/VIPIreland.com

Former Westlife member Shane Filan is to end up empty handed from a €2.382 million windfall that is to be shared amongst former Westlife members, shar(...)

Nothing’s fur ever: Dionne Warwick in 1960. Photograph: Tony Russell/Redferns

As Wilkins Micawber says in David Copperfield : “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness(...)