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Aer Lingus will fly to the northwest US city of Seattle from 2018

Aer Lingus chief executive officer Stephen Kavanagh today announced the launch of a new transatlantic service to Seattle, in Washington State, the sec(...)

Netwatch chief executive David Walsh: “Having grown from €200,000 to €1 million last year we’re now expecting ebitda to rise to close to €4 million in 2017.”

Netwatch, the fast-growing Carlow-headquartered digital security firm, recorded a sharp rise in sales last year and expects to report a further jump i(...)

Grafton Street: Dublin’s main shopping street has seen a near 10 per cent jump in rent in the past 12 months, with “healthy demand” from new entrants. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty

Grafton Street in Dublin is the 15th most expensive street in Europe to rent a property on, and the 57th most expensive globally, according to a new s(...)

LBJ Presidential Library: President and Lady Bird Johnson outside their complex, at the University of Texas at Austin, in 1971. Photograph: Bettmann/Getty

On the northern outskirts of Austin, Texas, an imposing 1970s building towers over the sprawling campus of the city’s university. The Lyndon Baines J(...)

 Audi of America executive vice-president and chief operating officer Cian O’Brien: “The advantages of learning the business in a small market is that you have a much wider breath of knowledge across all aspects of the operation.” Photograph: Audi USA

Cian O’Brien left his job as director of Seat Ireland in 2014 to become head of sales operations at Audi UK, the brand’s fourth largest market after (...)

Former president Barack Obama waves to a crowd as he attends Cook County jury duty in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Getty Images

Former US president Barack Obama has arrived at court in Chicago for jury duty. Wearing a sport coat and shirt, but no tie, Mr Obama waved as he walk(...)

Bundee Aki at the Ireland rugby squad training centre at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

During my apprenticeship, I was told by Ronan O’Gara to think three or four phases ahead after any set piece attack. Playing international rugby nowad(...)

Ireland back Joey Carbery celebrates his team’s triumph against the All Blacks in Chicago last year. “It was a dream come true.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

How time flies. A week and a year ago Joey Carbery celebrated his 21st birthday in Chicago and made his debut in the same city four days later as a 59(...)

Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper

SEE Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper. Take a 90-minute guided tour with First Lady Cruises, run with the Chicago Architecture Foundation ((...)

Beppe Grillo (centre), co-founder of the Five Star Movement, at a rally in Aci Trezza on Sicily, on October 28th. Photograph:  Gianni Cipriano/The New York Times

For Italian politicians, it’s high season in Sicily. Days before the island votes in regional elections on Sunday, the country’s ambitious and warring(...)

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