Aidan Gillen as Charles Haughey in RTÉ One’s ‘Charlie’, the most-watched programme so far this year.

In the absence of any blazing sunshine, or much evidence of the sun’s existence at all, Irish adults aged 15-plus watched television for an average of(...)

Former Cork camogie captain Anna Geary, who will present ‘The Camogie Show’ on Irish TV. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The Camogie Show, Treyvaud Travels and On the Road with Lisa are among the 30 new programmes that will be broadcast on Irish TV (slogan: “local sto(...)

A publicity shot for ‘Recruits’, a two-part documentary that airs on RTÉ One next week: the documentary follows new recruits as they make their way through a 17-week training period. Photograph: Hu O’Reilly

RTÉ One’s autumn documentary line-up gets under way next week with Recruits, a two-parter that gives the makers “unprecedented” access to the Irish De(...)

Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ installation at Weston-Super-Mare, in southwest England. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters 2:14

If you go down to the woods today, you might find a ride called the “farting dog”, a few plastic sheets masquerading as an ice rink or a desolate site(...)

American hedge fund billionaire Stanley “Stan” Druckenmiller: Through his investment vehicle Duquesne, he has invested some $324 million in gold via an exchange traded fund. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Planet Business

The numbers 4 :   Number of times that lightning struck a Google data centre in Belgium, according to the company, resulting in the p(...)

The print circulation of ‘The Irish Times’ is  76,194. Photograph: David Sleator

The rate of decline in the Irish daily newspaper market slowed down in the first half of 2015, according to figures released by the Audit Bureau of Ci(...)

European stock markets extended their losing streak on Thursday, with benchmark indexes in Frankfurt and London hitting seven-month lows. Photo: Bloomberg

A rout in emerging financial markets spread across the globe yesterday, with Britain’s FTSE 100 slipping into a correction. Stocks tumbled around the (...)

Brian Fallon, co-founder of Journal Media, in the publisher’s offices in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Journal Media, the company behind digital news publisher the Journal, is planning a new business app that will have a focus on small and medium enterp(...)

Sinead Troy, general manager of IASCA and DMDS Ireland: ‘Radio is as important as it ever was.”

Radio stations in Ireland will soon be testing a new system of receiving music from independent Irish artists following an agreement between music wri(...)

A still from the new campaign for Brennans Bread, one of Ireland’s biggest grocery brands

Wake up and smell the dough . . . A new television ad for Brennans Bread designed to show the dedication of “unsung heroes” centres on atmospheric sce(...)