Mike McCormack: the Galway-based author’s first novel in 11 years has won the Irish novel of the year award a week after winning  the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack, a novel constructed from a single sentence, has won the Novel of the Year prize at the 2016 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Boo(...)

The redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh is expected to be completed next June at a cost of €80m. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork’s €80 million newly refurbished Páirc Uí Chaoimh will host at least four Rugby World Cup games worth tens of millions of euro to the local econo(...)

Michael Conlon was chairman of Bord Gáis for 12 years. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Warm tributes have been paid to former Bord Gáis chairman and Cork county manager Michael Conlon with both business leaders and local government figur(...)

Sarah Harding in Ghost the Musical: “An electric pottery wheel is dutifully rolled on and off, while Unchained Melody plays briefly over some tepid kneading.”

What happens when the world has finished with you, but you haven’t finished with it? In the case of Ghost’s protagonist, a recently deceased New York (...)

Mark Smith as King Lear in ‘Reason in Madness’. Photograph: Vincent Lillis

Mark Smith is about to take his first steps on to the stage at Draíocht, Blanchardstown, where he is rehearsing Reason in Madness, a new adaptation of(...)

Leonard Nimoy as Spock in “Star Trek”

It is apt that Star Trek should be celebrating its 50th birthday this year, alongside certain other anniversaries that have been heavily commemorated (...)

Piece by Anita Groener in Facebook’s Dublin office. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Over the last two years, a number of artists, Irish or with strong Irish links, have participated in Facebook’s artist-in-residence programme and/or m(...)

Michael McNicholas: he  was appointed chief executive of Ervia  in May 2013

Michael McNicholas, the chief executive of Irish Water’s parent Ervia, is to step down from the role in May, the group said on Tuesday. Ervia, which (...)

Ali Hewson, Bono and Eve Hewson with Jordan Hewson, who set up tech firm Speakable last year. Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The Government will implement tax changes on special purpose investment vehicles used by property groups, no matter when they were set up, according t(...)

The SMB (small/medium business) zone at Facebook’s Dublin office. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The highlight of Open House Dublin 2016 is undoubtedly Facebook’s headquarters beside the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in the oh-so-chic south docklands. (...)