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Kate O’Connell TD   with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, John Higgins, president and chief commercial officer, Avolon and Dómhnal Slattery, CEO, Avolon, at the official opening of Avolon’s new Global HQ at No.1 Ballsbridge. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Japanese financial services group Orix has struck a $2.2 billion (€1.9 billion) deal to buy a 30 per cent stake in Dublin-based aircraft lessor Avolon(...)

Wu Wei played at New Music Dublin 2018: Defrosted at the weekend.

You just can’t envy John Harris, the director of the New Music Dublin festival. At the beginning of March the so-called Beast from the East and Storm (...)

David Power: world premiere at the National Concert Hall of a new work inspired by his version of a very old Irish tune, ‘Gol na mBán san Ár’

It has long been well known in Ireland that, around this time of year, the wind may shake the barley. There’s even a ballad on the subject to warn us.(...)

Avolon’s headquarters in Dublin. Orix Corporation agreed to buy 30 per cent of Avolon from Bohai Capital.

Aircraft lessor Avolon’s deal with Japanese giant Orix is likely to cut the Irish aviation financier’s borrowing charges. Orix Corporation agreed to (...)

The passing of piper Liam O’Flynn (above) and Claddagh Records founder Garech de Brún mark the departure of two pivotal figures from the Irish traditional music firmament

The passing of Liam O’Flynn and Garech de Brún mark the departure of two pivotal figures from the Irish traditional music firmament. O’Flynn came from(...)

While John Harris wants to ‘salvage as much as we  can’, pressure  of time and space are weighing against him

Snow has been everywhere this last week and the New Music Dublin Festival was among the casualties. It can’t have been easy for festival director John(...)

David Power. Photograph: Con Kelleher

The 17th-century Gaelic warrior Alisdair MacColla is now all but forgotten, except to specialist historians. But he made a big impression in his time,(...)

Members of the Paddy Power board in 2012: David Power, William Reeve, Stewart Kenny and David Johnston. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Bookmaker and Paddy Power co-founder David Power is retiring from the business following next month’s Cheltenham jumps’ racing festival. Mr Power (71(...)

A festival highlight: Martha Wainwright plays Tradfest

Taking as its starting point an all-embracing notion of traditional music, Temple Bar Tradfest has captured the zeitgeist this year, whether by accide(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said: ‘We should make an objective assessment of what the two full orchestras would cost and take that out of the licence fee and ringfence it.’ File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Everyone seems to be on the same page when it comes to RTÉ and its orchestras. The belief that the national broadcaster is readying itself either to d(...)

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