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Chief executive of the DAA Keith Toland: said new routes would deliver another year of strong growth

Canadian airline Westjet has will operate its first transatlantic service to Dublin from next summer.Both the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) and Westj(...)

People in the most populated areas of the east and west coasts of the United States are more likely to call a fizzy drink a “soda”, whereas people in the north call it a “pop”. In the south it is known as “coke”, coincidentally in the area stretching west from Atlanta, the headquarters of Coca-Cola. Photograph: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

America does “infomaps” and interactive charts better than most. They come in all colours, are based on all types of research and show all types of u(...)

 Connacht scrumhalf Kieran Marmion (right) after the defeat to Leinster at the RDS. Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht scrumhalf Kieran Marmion has signed a two year contract extension that will keep him at the Irish province until the summer of 2016.The 21-ye(...)

British comedians Sanderson Jones (L) and Pippa Evans, co-founders of The Sunday Assembly, an atheist service held at a converted church. Photograph: Getty Images

There’s a moment at every traditional Irish wedding, when the priest realises that this is – by far – the biggest, youngest crowd he will address all (...)

Paddy Jackson exudes a maturity in attitude far beyond his 21 years of age. It’s an important psychological tool in surviving the vagaries of professi(...)

A model wears a Gucci double-breasted cashmere military coat. The brand has been attempting to attract wealthier shoppers by raising prices. Photograph: Gregory Vaughan/The New York Times

Kering SA, which owns the Gucci fashion label, fell the most in about six months after third-quarter revenue trailed estimates amid the weakest growth(...)

Paul Kerley, chairman of Fenergo; John Dolan, partner in Investec Ventures and Marc Murphy, CEO of Fenergo. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Irish-based software company Fenergo is set to double it staff in the coming months after it landed investment of €4 million to expand its operations (...)

Jack MacGowan, Aer Rianta International chief executive. The company  earned a €27.4 million surplus last year from operating duty free outlets in Europe, Asia and North America

Duty free specialist Aer Rianta International (ARI) plans to double profits over the next five years to €55 million, according to its chief executive (...)

Captivated by an idea: dancers tap out the ‘Heartbeat of Home’. Photograph: Jim Byrne

In a dark studio on a sunny day, the composer Brian Byrne and a couple of engineers are working on a recording. They’ve had some late nights. They’re (...)

According to reports earlier this year, some gardaí apparently used the Pulse computer system to look up details of individuals who had carried out no criminal offences or, indeed, to expunge penalty points from motorists’ licences.

This July Accenture signed a 10-year agreement with Police Scotland to develop and maintain a new “operational policing system”. A modern update of th(...)

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