Tom Brennan, who works for Waterford Crystal, the company that creates the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball, on the roof of 1 Times Square with the ball, in New York, earlier this month. Photograph: James Estrin/The New York Times

For much of the past 111 years, the sparkling New Year’s Eve Times Square ball in New York has been a signal for the 1.2 billion people watching it ac(...)

Revenue, they are likely to look askance at 2009 losses they have never heard of suddenly appearing on a tax return.

I made some losses on both the Elan and Waterford Crystal price collapses some years ago. Is it too late to offset these against gains made during the(...)

A caller said bombs had been placed in the Theatre Royal and the adjacent Waterford City and County Council offices and were due to go off at 1pm and 1.20pm today. The claims turned out to be a hoax. File photograph: Google Street View

A number of buildings had to be evacuated in Waterford’s city centre on Thursday afternoon after an anonymous phone call was made claiming two bombs w(...)

Siptu president Jack O’Connor. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Radio listeners who tuned into RTÉ’s Morning Ireland on Friday could have been forgiven for thinking otherwise, but there is no history of bad blood b(...)

Unite regional secretary Jimmy Kelly speaks at the union’s policy conference in Dublin today

Workers could be forced to negotiate with their employers through what would essentially be internal “company unions” under planned Government reforms(...)

Lighting designer Billy Canning has designed chandeliers for concert halls, palaces and private residences, as well as restoring the oldest in Ireland

One person whose job has been to capture light for more than 20 years is Billy Canning, former chief lighting designer at Waterford Crystal and now(...)

Shane Bissett: royal mint ‘a strong consumer brand’.

As the UK royal mint is more than 1,100 years old, it’s not surprising to discover it had become a little stuck in its ways. The appointment of Dub(...)

The Waterford Crystal building in Waterford City. About 50,000 high-end pieces of crystal are made each year in the company’s manufacturing facility in Waterford, where it also runs factory tours

The company that owns the Waterford Crystal brand increased its profits by 57 per cent last year in spite of booking redundancy and other once-off co(...)

 File photograph of former Waterford Crystal workers protesting. This weekend they voted for a pension deal. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

CONOR KANE Joy mixed with relief and some sadness were the overwhelming emotions of former Waterford Crystal workers and their families followi(...)

In  House of Waterford Crystal in the city, in 2010, after the former company went into receivership. Photograph: David Sleator/Irish Times

Conor Kane When the first lump-sum payments from the Government reach former Waterford Crystal workers in the coming months they will symbolise a vic(...)

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