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The Knot Worldwide, the largest global wedding planning company, is to establish an operations centre in Galway, creating 100 jobs. Photograph: iStock

1. The Knot Worldwide The global wedding industry is worth an estimated $300 billion, and The Knot Worldwide is at the heart of it. The largest globa(...)

The property sector continues to be attractive for investors

Monday Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Dec). Tuesday Results: Green REIT, Kerry Group, Heidelberg Cement, Dominos Pizza, Home Depot, (...)

Apple is due to report its financial results on Tuesday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Monday Results: Naturex, BP, Honda Motor Company, Panasonic, Sony, Trinity Mirror. Indicators: Irish industrial production (CSO), Euro zone inflati(...)

Lenny Abrahamson: nominated for Best Director for the 88th Academy Awards for Room. photograph: brian lawless/pa wire

A bid by the Institute of Advertising Practitioners of Ireland (IAPI) to boost Irish entries for the Cannes Lions Festival moved forward last week whe(...)

Tania Banotti, IAPI chief executive, who will reveal a three-year strategy to increase the profile of the Irish advertising industry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Some 12,000 people work in the Irish advertising industry, but just 36 of them attended the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the ind(...)

Grainne Barron: “I am based in Silicon Valley and lots of people have MBAs out there. It’s almost one of the things you have to have to be taken seriously.”

Grainne Barron is one of the latest wave of Irish technology entrepreneurs to locate their start-ups in the US rather than grow them in Ireland first.(...)

Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer: “I don’t take too much notice of the billionaire status.” photograph: dara mac dónaill

Entrepreneur Jon Oringer spent $800 buying a digital camera so he could take pictures and create his own stock-photography website.That website, Shutt(...)