Alton Towers

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Legoland entrance in Windsor. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/File Photo/Reuters

Leisure group Merlin Entertainments, best known for Legoland Resorts and Madame Tussauds wax museums, is to be acquired in a £6 billion (€6.6 billion)(...)

Leinster’s  Tadhg Furlong reacts as he scores the first try during the Champions Cup final  between Leinster and Saracens at St James’ Park  in Newcastle. Photograph:   Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Summertime, and the sporting seasons are overlapping. Being a proud Wexford man, Tadhg Furlong went along to Parnell Park with a few Leinster teammate(...)

Miniland at Legoland Windsor. Merlin shares edged higher by 1.2p to 369.3p amid news that it would invest £265 million to open a Legoland theme park in New York as it presses ahead with global expansion plans.

Shares rose as the euro fell on the back of news that the European Central Bank would begin cutting its bond buying programme in January. Dublin Th(...)

Trim Salmon of Knowledge Festival at Trim Castle

If the thought of heading back to homework, uniforms and school lunches is hard to bear, just think how the kids feel. The best way to brush off the b(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  on Friday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European travel stocks fell sharply on Friday after the van attack in tourist hotspot Barcelona. Investors were also increasingly concerned about the (...)

Traders prepare for the initial public offering of Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat, at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European markets plateaued on Thursday following a surge on the previous day as investors weighed the likelihood of a US interest rates rise. DUBLIN (...)

Nigel Carolan: “The synergy in the group feels like it’s a club team or a school team; they’re buddies, they work hard for each other.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Inscribed on A4 sheets of paper in the team room is a rugby philosophy that goes to the heart of Ireland’s remarkable journey to the Under-20 World C(...)

A worker places a crown on the Queen at Madame Tussauds. Owner Merlin Entertainments has said London market trading conditions remain tough. Photograph: Reuters

Merlin Entertainments, operator of Legoland and Alton Towers theme parks, has said London remains a challenging market despite recent favourable forei(...)

Sound and fury: why have we surrendered our right not to have to listen to muzak in shopping centres, restaurants and other public places? Photograph: iStockphoto

Like a lead-booted diver, I trudge around the shopping centre trying to escape the cosh of muzak. Integral to the centre’s architectonics, muzak pollu(...)

Paul O’Connell and the Ireland Rugby World Cup squad at St George’s Park in Burton-upon-Trent. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If it’s good enough for Wayne Rooney, John Terry and the rest of the English soccer squad’s multimillionaires, then it must be good enough for Paul O(...)

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