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“If you look at people’s achievements in life, intelligence plays a part and perseverance plays a part, but the third factor is intellectual curiosity,” says Ian Robertson, professor of psychology in Trinity College Dublin

‘We want to encourage people to have the confidence and courage and opportunity to be curious,” says Ellen Byrne, creative director of Dublin’s Festiv(...)

Google’s offices on Barrow Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Google is building a new ‘digital innovation centre’ in Dublin that will bring up to 15,000 extra overseas business visitors to the city each year. Th(...)

John Herlihy of Google photographed at their Barrow Street  Dublin Headquarters. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Luxury Dublin hotels with conferencing facilities should thank their lucky (five) stars that the Foundry, Google’s new SME research and meeting centre(...)

David Cameron will announce today that possession of violent pornography containing simulated rape scenes will be made a crime in England and Wales. Photograph: Adam Peck/PA Wire

Possessing violent pornography containing simulated rape scenes will be made a crime in England and Wales, the prime minister will announce today.Davi(...)

Olan O’Sullivan: “There is huge demand for personal, local experiences that are not ‘packaged’.”
New innovator: TripClocker

“TripClocker is a booking and discovery platform for individually minded tourists and free spirits,” explains Olan O’Sullivan, who set up the fledglin(...)

Eva Milka: “We decided to make a business out of it and got ¤15,000 from the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers programme. Everyone thought we were mad, some still do.”

After returning from a holiday in France, where she developed a love for eating escargot, Eva Milka was very disappointed she couldn’t buy snails for (...)

Always read the label: people are willing to pay for news, and trust established brands to provide it. Photograph: Getty

As if consumers haven’t enough to confuse them, there is now the emerging phenomenon of sponsored content in the mainstream media to make life just th(...)

Apple CEO Tim Cook: The “double Irish Dutch sandwich” came under the spotlight recently he  gave evidence to a US Senate inquiry into the technology giant’s tax affairs

The Organisations for Economic Co-operation (OECD) is working on a series of steps designed to aid member countries in closing loopholes that allow mu(...)

For a long time, I avoided Stephen’s Green, or if I did go in, I ventured only into the shallows, never so far that I couldn’t retrace my steps to the(...)

The OECD’s plan aims to develop rules over the next two years preventing companies from escaping taxes by putting patent rights into shell companies, taking interest deductions in one country without reporting taxable profit in another, and forcing them to disclose where they report to regulators their income around the world.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has proposed a blueprint for cracking down on tax-dodging strategies used by companies such (...)

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