Facebook is to seek a further office block of 7,432-9,290sq m (80,000-100,000sq ft) in Dublin by 2018 – sufficient space to accommodate a further 700-plus workers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Demand for office space in Dublin is now running at its strongest level for years even before a range of banks and financial institutions decide if t(...)

La Cage aux Folles. Photograph: Pamela Raith

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin ★★★ There’s a telling moment of incidental cruelty early in La Cage aux Folles, the iconic 1983 musical adaptation(...)

The Commission for Energy Regulation incurred a loss of €535,000 for the year. Photographs: Getty Images/The Irish Times

The agency that regulates Irish Water last year increased its bonus payments to staff by 15 per cent. According to the 2015 annual report published b(...)

Eipic’s  Fionn Foley, Cian O’Baoill, Fionnuala Gygax, Roisin Ni Cheilleachair and Daire O’Muiri. Photograph: Bryan Brophy/1image

What were your cultural highlights for 2016? Grace Jones at the Olympia was the gig of the year. Christine & the Queens at Glastonbury made fle(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street investors viewed the Federal Reserve’s interest rate outlook as a sign of confidence in the economy. Photograph: Reuters

European shares rose on Thursday, with the Iseq in Dublin soaring 100 points above the level it was at before the Brexit referendum, as the euro tumb(...)

John Montague and his wife  Elizabeth Wassell  at home in west Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson

John Montague, the great Ulster poet and first Ireland Professor of Poetry, who has just died in his beloved France, will be mourned by everyone who u(...)

Stephen Faloon with the Livres sign he picked out of a skip in Paris.

Stephen Faloon, the manager of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, maintains that he can’t sing, dance or act, yet always knew he was destined for a life in(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking at the National Gallery of Ireland, where he launched Creative Ireland, a major cross-governmental initiative and legacy project of Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, with Minister for the Arts  Heather Humphreys and Minister  for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Artists and workers within the creative industries have been largely positive in their response to the Government’s Creative Ireland policy announceme(...)

Gas Networks Ireland is due to redeem €500m of bonds, which carry a coupon of almost 3.63%, in April.

Ervia’s Gas Networks Ireland unit sold €625 million of bonds on Monday as it lines up its finances ahead of a major debt repayment in April. The comp(...)

Michael Conlon: December 15th, 1926-November 15th, 2016. He clinched a gas interconnector deal between Ireland and Britain. Photograph: Mark Kelleher
Obituary: Michael Conlon
  • People
  • November 19, 2016, 01:00

Michael Conlon, who has died in his 90th year, was one of Ireland’s most dynamic public servants. Not alone did he manage Cork County Council for 18 y(...)