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NEW YEAR’S EVE Turning Pirate NYE Mix Tape Vicar Street, Dublin 7.30pm €36 ticketmaster.ie It didn’t take long, but this New Year’s Eve bash at Vi(...)

Tom Petty used his sneering voice to great effect. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Five of my favourite Tom Petty tunes, by Kevin Courtney. 1. 1977: American Girl Somewhat of a lost classic, this 1977 tune’s driving beat zooms do(...)

The business of beauty
The business of beauty

The Irish cosmetic business has been undergoing a miraculous makeover and producing a stable of winning formulations and organic products that are gai(...)

Pictured with Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell-O’Connor are, from left, Thomas Hunter McGowan, CEO InterTradeIreland, Aidan Gough, director of strategy and policy, InterTradeIreland; and Margaret Hearty, director of operations, InterTradeIreland

Northern Irish businesses are keenly aware of the need to prepare for Britain’s imminent departure from the EU, but InterTradeIreland’s latest quarter(...)

Create memories of your action-packed holiday with devices that record your every move.

And so, at last, you’re off on your summer holidays. You’ve worked hard all year, navigating the choppy post-Brexit waters, and trying to stay afloat (...)

John Gleeson, head of media and entertainment at Grant Thornton: “Section 481 is intended to act as a stimulus to the growth of the film industry in Ireland.”

Here’s a movie quiz question: name five major Hollywood films that have been made in Ireland. That’s easy, right? There was The Quiet Man with John Wa(...)

It will be important to highlight Dublin’s strengths if it’s going to compete against other European cities in the battle to convince multinational companies to set up here. Photograph: iStock

“Alea iacta est.” Thus spake Julius Caesar as he led his armies across the Rubicon river in northern Italy to march on Rome and do battle with Pompey.(...)

Business people on the go need heavyweight tech that’s light and compact, and they need tech that keeps them connected wherever they are.

So, has your job been taken by a robot yet? Thought not. Does your entire workforce now consist of bleeping, expressionless machines performing tasks (...)

Sinéad Kennedy, your guide at the Rose Ball and the drama of the qualifying rounds in Road to the Dome, Monday, RTÉ One, 6.30pm

Debatable Monday-Friday, BBC Two, 6.30pmDo we need yet another quiz show on telly? That’s debatable. Patrick Kielty hosts this new daily quiz show in(...)

Gary and Paul O’Donovan celebrate winning silver. Photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The internet has gone mad for two rowing Irish brothers – that’s rowing as in boats, not bickering – and their unpretentious, down-to-earth banter. S(...)

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