Fifa director of communications Walter De Gregorio: “This for Fifa is good. It’s not good in terms of image, it’s not good in terms of reputation, but in terms of cleaning up, everything we did in the last four years, this is good.” Photograph: Ennio Leanza/Keystone
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Image of the week: Fifa’s “good” times Looking much like a goalie preparing for a penalty shoot-out, Fifa director of communications Walter De Gregori(...)

The NewsWhip Dublin team, including co-founders Andrew Mullaney (third left) and Paul Quigley (fourth left), pose at the Molly Malone statue in Dublin

NewsWhip, a Dublin- and New York-based company that tracks and analyses content posted on social media, has received investment of more than $1.6 mill(...)

Thousands of people celebrate in Dublin Castle Square as the result of the referendum is relayed on May 23rd. Voters in the Republic of Ireland were taking part in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The glorious positives from the resounding Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum should not distract from the fact that the campaign was at tim(...)

Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, fielding questions about the Apple watch ahead of its launch last April. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The desire for “flow” – the process of making our daily lives smoother – is set to prompt future uptake of wearable devices, according to new research(...)

Adrian Yeates, managing director of Volvo Cars Ireland, in the new XC90: “Safety will always be our number one concern, and that has a conservative dimension, but now we want to go over and above that with a focus on design.”

Volvo held a “first look” event in Dublin this week for its new XC90 SUV – billed as “a new chapter” in its design history. The choice of venue, the B(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

It is standard these days for organisations to claim to be “busy” when it comes to public relations. But in the case of the Office of the Data Protect(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) visit the harbour in the village of Mullaghmore in Ireland on May 20, 2015 where the prince’s great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was killed in an IRA explosion in 1979. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty Images

Prince Charles drew Irish viewers to Sky News last week, according to the broadcaster. It says its live coverage of his “emotional trip” to Ireland, i(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White will launch ‘FuJo’, the Institute of Future Media and Journalism, at DCU next month. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Journalists are “journos”. Journos who file stories and shoot video on their mobiles are sometimes called “mojos”. But what do you call the Institute (...)

Room with a view: a creditors’ meeting for Odessa Club and Restaurant Ltd will take place next Tuesday

Almost 90 unsecured creditors of the insolvent Odessa Club will receive just 10 per cent of the sums owed to them under a proposed rescue plan for th(...)

The Electricite de France nuclear power station in Dampierre-en-Burly, France. The French power utility is the world’s biggest operator of nuclear power plants. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/ Reuters
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Image of the week: Nuclear option Steam rises at night from the cooling towers of the Electricite de France nuclear power station in Dampierre-(...)