John Donohoe

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The Book Centre, Waterford. Photograph: Jennifer O'Connell

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. The digital revolution was going to kill off physical books and bookshops altogether. It’s true that between r(...)

Pamela O’Reilly from New Zealand rembered her Grandfather George Robinson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Relatives of those who were on the RMS Leinster when it was sunk by a German submarine 100 years ago have visited the site of the sinking. The mail b(...)

Mark Hunter, data centre site manager, Facebook (left) and Niall McEntegart, data centre operations director, EMEA at the company’s new data centre in Clonee, Co Meath. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Social media giant Facebook opened a new data centre on Thursday in Clonee, Co Meath. The centre is built on a 250-acre site that was formerly two far(...)

Financial services firms Taxback and Carne are creating a number of new roles in Kilkenny

Irish VAT recovery specialist Taxback International is to create 80 new jobs at its Kilkenny headquarters, the company said on Friday. The firm said (...)

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Rare and antiquarian books can be surprisingly valuable. A first-edition copy of Ulysses by James Joyce, published in Paris in 1922, can sell for €100(...)

John Donohoe in his shop in Athlone. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Who? John Donohoe. I own and run John’s Bookshop in Athlone, Co Westmeath, which sells second-hand and antiquarian books, rare documents, ephemera, (...)