Paul Young

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Paul Young of Foxpak: ‘We’re not trying to compete with the global packaging multinationals; we’re more focused on identifying niche opportunities.’

Over the past 10 years, Louth-based Foxpak has transformed itself from a traditional packaging company into a technology-led producer of flexible, sus(...)

Nora Twomey, centre, with Angelina Jolie, and Saara Chaudry at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival for the premiere of ‘The Breadwinner’. Photograph: George Pimentel/WireImage

Nora Twomey was 14 when she started drifting away from school. Within a year, she had dropped out. Today, however, she’s an acclaimed animator, Oscar-(...)

Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

If Nora Twomey is pretending to have “never been into heels and dresses”, as she puts it, she’s doing a top notch job. Having already walked the Acade(...)

Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor of Duran Duran performing Girls on Film on Top of the Pops on July 30th, 1981. Photograph:  Michael Putland/Getty Images

Thursday evenings were sacred in our house growing up. It was the night of the week that my mam did the “big shop”. While I was busy attempting to sly(...)

Sommelier Julie Dupouy at Residence, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

When sommelier Julie Dupouy recently tasted a food and wine pairing that really worked, somewhat unexpectedly, it was “like the lights went on in my m(...)

Julie Dupouy, Best Sommelier in Ireland, and newly crowned third-best sommelier in the world. Photograph: Irish Guild of  Sommeliers

Irish sommelier Julie Dupouy has been named the third best sommelier in the world. One of just four women in the semi-final and the first ever to rea(...)

Ian Harkin: “We passed on an opportunity to do a huge deal with McDonald’s and only time will tell if it was our biggest mistake.”

Lottie Dolls have struck a chord with parents all over the world because they look and dress like little girls rather aping the curves and fashion tas(...)

Jack and Grace Dobson from Dunbia at the awards ceremony in City West. Photograph:  Maxwell Photography

Jack Dobson of meat processing firm Dunbia was last night named EY Industry Entrepreneur of the Year. He is credited with masterminding the company’s(...)

Ben and Saoirse in Song of the Sea

In the Cartoon Saloon studios, a rabbit warren of spaces housed in a former brewery in Kilkenny, Jackie Cole is drawing mice. On her computer scree(...)

Paul Young: “We don’t want to imitate Disney or Pixar.” Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Paul Young had just returned from the bathroom of the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, to find his Cartoon Saloon co-founder Tomm Moore shaking his h(...)

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