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Large ensemble cast: Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan at the launch of the Audiovisual Action Plan in June. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There’s a tradition in Britain that whenever a politician inherits the culture portfolio, any past utterance they have ever made about their cultural (...)

Large brewing companies in Ireland are engaging in anti-competitive practices, Alan Kelly claimed

Large brewing companies in Ireland are engaging in anti-competitive practices and abusing their market dominance to prevent smaller firms selling thei(...)

Sports analytics firm STATS has opened a new European headquarters in Limerick with plans to employ 150 staff by 2020 while Dublin-based IT firm eBecs(...)

Michael D Higgins addressing the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has said that a growing form of diplomacy, dominated by narrow self-interest and dismissive of hard-won fundamental rights(...)

U2 perform at Croke Park in July 2017. Tickets for the sold-out gig appeared within minutes on Ticketmaster-owned secondary site Seatwave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The scourge of ticket-touting has been a regular trigger for fan despair in recent years, with the above-average level of resales for U2 and Coldplay’(...)

Tom and Padraig Hennessy of Terra Liquid Minerals in Kildare, which won the 2018 National Enterprise Award.  Photograph: Martina Regan

An agri-business firm from Co Kildare that improves the health of cows through drinking water has won the National Enterprise Award for 2018. Terra L(...)

U2’s concert at  Croke Park had given rise to “particular criticism about secondary ticket sales”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister of State Pat Breen has defended the Government’s approach to dealing with ticket touting, saying it is a problem in respect of “no more than (...)

Anybody But McDowell?: Shane Ross seems not to want Michael McDowell (above) to chair the Taoiseach’s committee to oversee the implementation of the Manning report on Seanad reform. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

While Fine Gael is blue in the face trying to keep the Minister for Transport sweet, Winston Churchtown may yet be spoiling for another fight. The Ind(...)

The new office can hold up to 300 people.

Technology firm New Relic has opened its new European headquarters in Dublin, providing it with space to increase its staff total to 300. The compan(...)

 Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon during the second annual Data Protection Conference Dublin Data Sec 2018 at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said she is awaiting answers from INM to questions about the suspected data breach involving potentially (...)

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