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Damien Bastiat, general manager of Ballyfin Hotel in Co Laois. “Time and space are the ultimate luxuries. There will be a maximum of 24 guests in a 40,000 sq ft hotel.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The new Fáilte Ireland operating guidelines for hotels released this week will pose specific challenges for Ireland’s 36 five-star properties, which j(...)

A picture of the Mount Juliet hotel and golf resort in Co Kilkenny.

The company that operates the five-star Mount Juliet hotel and golf resort in Co Kilkenny narrowed its losses last year by 7 per cent to €2.99 million(...)

Kiely’s of Donnybrook has been acquired for development by former Leinster rugby player Shane Whelan. Photograph: Alan Betson

The famous south Dublin pub Kiely’s of Donnybrook may be gone, but its long-standing association with Leinster Rugby and its best-known supporter, the(...)

Digicel bonds have fallen to a record low of less than 20 cents on the dollar

INM data hack The data hack at Independent News & Media ran for longer than initially reported, according to the Sunday Times Irish edition. It (...)

Football Association of Ireland’s John Delaney: FAI board lacks overall independence and many members appear to be too close to the association by dint of time served. Photograph: Tom Honan

The recent travails of John Delaney, the chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland, have thrown the focus back on to a nebulous but utter(...)

Partenay Unlimited, a company linked to several of Denis O’Brien’s property investments, owns the land. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council has given the go-ahead for the development of a six-storey hotel on a site in Donnybrook owned by a company linked to businessman (...)

Previously owned by the Mahony family’s Killeen Group, Mount Juliet includes a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus

The five-star hotel and golf resort Mount Juliet slipped into the red last year, chalking up a €3.3 million loss despite revenues staying broadly in l(...)

Every parent and teacher will know of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.

Video games are becoming more and more educational, and screen-time may not be as bad as we once thought. Deep breaths, parents. You are skeptical. (...)

Niall Anderton, managing director of Topaz. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a petrol station. It’s Niall Anderton – born near Glasgow, raised in Sussex, matured in Black(...)

The site in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, for which plans for a six-storey hotel have been lodged. Photograph: Google

Planning permission has been sought for a new six-storey hotel in the heart of Donnybrook on a prime site associated with businessman Denis O’Brien. (...)

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