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 A worker prepares packages for delivery at an Amazon warehouse. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Central Statistics Office is set to collect retail sales information on ecommerce giants based in Ireland for the first time next year, as it look(...)

Marian Keyes: 'A mermaid blanket operates like a zipless sleeping bag, but unlike a sleeping bag, it’s beautiful.' Photograph: Alan Betson

Once upon a time, I was at a party (this is a horror story) and I was wearing very high, very expensive shoes (this was a party during the Celtic Tige(...)

The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies in Ireland.

Hundreds of companies have passed through the doors of Dublin’s Digital Hub since it was established in 2003, with household names such as Amazon and (...)

Fake taxidermy unicorn head for €850 from

It crept up so slowly that at first I was unaware, but now I’m completely convinced I’m being stalked by a mythical beast. Legend has it that the unic(...)

More than 700 people are now employed at Dublin’s Digital Hub.

Dublin’s Digital Hub is on track to have more than 100 companies located at the enterprise cluster shortly, after it added 28 firms last year. The h(...)

Kasia McArt with her coloured woodblocks she uses to create wall art

It’s safe to say that Ireland has long boasted a tradition of craftsmanship. And in recent years, age-old crafts have collided with the digital world,(...)

Online marketplace Etsy set up its Irish operation in 2013. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Starting up for global success

The stereotypical view of an FDI company is of a large global enterprise which announces the creation of hundreds if not thousands of new jobs in a la(...)

Amazon “uses a number of mechanisms to detect and remove the small fraction of reviews that violate our guidelines”. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

The Irish love to shop online: an estimated €7.5 billion will be spent on internet purchases by the end of 2016, according to Virgin Media’s Digital (...)

Say it with a needle and thread: and when all else fails, put a bird on it

Embroidery is the new knitting. Or is it the new black? It can be next to impossible to pinpoint the coming and going of trends – and it can also be n(...)

Marie Kondo helps a mother and daughter create “joy” in their dining room/office. Photograph: Joanne Rathe/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

It’s the end of January and most of us are reaching the end of a road paved with broken resolutions. However, we remain tormented by a post-Christmas(...)

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