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The company expects to invest £500 million per year by 2021 to develop purpose-built student accommodation in the UK and Ireland. Photograph: iStock

US-based CA Ventures is to invest millions of euro in developing student accommodation in Ireland, with plans for more than 500 beds in Dublin and Bel(...)

Co Antrim coast. Last year, tourism contributed more than €9 billion to the Irish economy – equivalent to about 3 per cent of GDP. Photograph: iStock

Despite positive growth in the number of overseas visitors coming here, domestic travel remains the single biggest source of spending in the tourism s(...)

The Kentucky Derby. The aim of   Jockey Club America is  to boost racing and breeding standards across North America

North America’s racehorse breeding body has hired Irish equine science specialist Plusvital as a consultant on thoroughbred genomics. Plusvital, back(...)

Key’s second fund will invest the cash into a similar mix of properties as its first.  Of that, 25 per cent to 35 per cent went into offices.

Investor Key Capital hopes to raise €50 million to buy into commercial and residential property in Europe, North America and elsewhere. Key Capital I(...)

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The Toronto International Film Festival (sometimes Tiff) is not like its rivals in Cannes or Venice. Taking place within the fourth-largest city in No(...)

Hella Mega: Billy Joe Armstrong will play with Weezer and Fall Out Boy in 2020. Photograph: Timothy Norris/Getty

Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy, three of the biggest acts in rock and punk music, have announced a Dublin date for their global arena tour. The ba(...)

C&C shares will cease to be traded in Dublin from next month as the drinks company transfers its main stock exchange listing to London. The comp(...)

 One of the world’s largest tall ships, the Cuauhtémoc has arrived in Dublin Port for a five-day visit to the capital, carrying 257 crew. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Dublin has had quite a few tall ships visitors over the years, but they do not come much taller than Mexico’s Cuachtémoc. The pride of the Mexican na(...)

Grading ceremony at Greystones Karate Club in June. (left to right): Sensei Lynne Loftus, Demid Ivanov-Ryzov, Oisin Young , Ewan Macadam, Kate Macadam, Ruairí Ó Cléirigh, Eoin Davy, Sensei Conan Sherlock, Sensei Dave Blaides.

Lynne Loftus first took an interest in karate when she took her daughter along to a class with a friend. Now she is training and teaching the art in G(...)

The high-profile head coach of the American football’s most dominant team, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, chucked Microsoft’s new Surface tablet computer into the stands in full view of the crowd and thousands of TV viewers.

Technology has brought a new level of professionalism to sports and represents an excellent marketing opportunity for the big names in the tech world (...)

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