The production zips along thanks to carefully drawn characters, the conductor’s pacing and the vocal commands of the leads

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The Iseq’s bigger companies had mixed fortunes with Ryanair shares down 0.5 per cent.  Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Most European and US markets were ahead yesterday, with the S&P 500 Index at a four-month high, as investors shook off oil’s losses on failed out(...)

ESB headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Changes introduced since 2000 mean the ESB is no longer a State-owned monopoly that generates electricity and supplies it to all households and busine(...)

Millennium Tower, in Grand Canal Dock in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

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The site of Facebook’s data storage facility in Co Meath which will be its second in Europe. It will employ 115 when complete. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Facebook’s data centre currently under construction in Co Meath will be “online late 2017/early 2018” and will employ in the region of 115 people when(...)

‘Awakening’ on the main stage of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Photograph: Conor McCabe

RTÉ’s Centenary programme has been met with general acclaim following last night’s broadcast. The hour-and-a-half long show filmed live from the Bórd(...)

Viridian is a leading independent energy company in the all-Ireland market with two main brands, Energia in the Republic and Power NI north of the border

Energy group Viridian’s new owner may use the Irish company to buy similar businesses in Britain, according to one of its partners. Specialist invest(...)

Rebellion, an RTÉ five-part  drama set over three weeks of Easter 1916, is to have a follow-up set in the War of Independence

A follow-up to the drama series Rebellion which will be set in the War of Independence will be made, RTÉ’s managing director of television Glen Killan(...)

Pupils from St Patrick’s School Ringsend ‘take the GPO’ in costume. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Commemorations for the centenary of the Easter Rising this weekend will be the largest public event in the history of the State, the organisers said. (...)

Laura Haugh with her two children in the garden of 74 Stillorgan Heath

When Laura Haugh bought 74 Stillorgan Heath three years ago, the detached bay and brick-fronted house overlooking the Stillorgan Reservoir was to be (...)