David Puttnam

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Key speakers include Ingrid Vanderveldt of the US-based Empower A Billion Women 2020 organisation, who is also a former entrepreneur in residence at Dell, and a CNBC television host

West Cork might not seem the most obvious location for a festival focused on digital technology, but more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, (...)

David Puttnam: “I’m good at getting people to work together, good at encouraging them to do better work. But there’s not an artistic bone in my body”

The venue is within walking distance of his Cork-bound train. The bar is tourist bedlam and the only option is a sofa in the lobby. He hasn’t eaten al(...)

Drop and give me 20, grunt: Irish Defence Forces trainees at the Curragh boot camp, in Recruits

You come into work one day and your boss puts his face in yours and roars, “You look like a f***ing bag of shite.” Do you a) tell him to f**k off, he’(...)

“Fine Gael has always stood for the rule of law, believing that with rights come responsibility - the solemn responsibility of all Irish men and women to respect and adhere to those same laws.” - Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fine Gael must never cease in challenging the propaganda that suggests violent protest is virtuous and effective, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzger(...)

Film, to be broadcast on September 1st, is narrated by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons. Photograph: Eric Luke

The impact of mathematician George Boole’s work on technology today is explored in a new film commissioned by University College Cork to be screened (...)

This house was home to the late Peter Collis RHA and his family for almost 44 years. Described by many critics as Ireland’s Cézanne, he came to the c(...)

The medieval village of Adare commands a significant premium in property prices over the rest of Limerick and has become one of the most desirable pl(...)

David Puttnam at the TAM Ireland event in Dublin

The latest figures from TAM Ireland show that Irish people spend an average of three and half hours watching television every day – an increase of (...)

George Hook: “There would have been no Free State and ultimately no Republic without Collins. Collins did it, not de Valera, was who was hiding out in America.”   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Broadcaster and rugby pundit George Hook has been chosen to deliver this year’s address at the annual Michael Collins commemoration at Béal na Blát(...)

Film maker and education reformer David Puttnam says Ireland has “about four years” to roll out a digital learning strategy or it will fall behind developing countries. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Film maker and education reformer David Puttnam says Ireland has “about four years” to roll out a digital learning strategy or it will fall behind dev(...)

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