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Environmental changes and technological advances will radically change the way we travel. Image: iStock/Getty Images

To get an idea of how tricky it is to predict the next 50 years of tourism and travel, we only have to look at what’s happened in the past 10 years. (...)

Richard Branson walks near Virgin Galactic’s mothership WhiteKnightTwo,  intended to carry SpaceShipTwo to launch commercial passengers into space. Photograph: Mark Greenberg/Virgin Galactic/Reuters

Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, plans to go public as part of a deal with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) creat(...)

A People Before Profit climate change demonstration outside Leinster House in Dublin  earlier this year. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Which company should you work for if you care a lot about climate change? Which should you avoid? Until now it has been hard to tell, unless you have (...)

‘It’s definitely true that right now every one of us should think hard about whether or not we need to take a flight,’ says Virgin Group chief executive Josh Bayliss

The other day, the chief executive of a well known global company did something unusual. He said people should ask themselves if they really needed to(...)

 Norman Crowley from Crowley Carbon at his office at Powerscourt House: ‘Revolution is in the blood.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“We don’t f**k the customer.” The blunt sales message boldly adorns the wall of Norman Crowley’s second floor office, between two sash windows overloo(...)

The proposed  22-storey building in Dublin will include a 106-bedroom hotel

After taking two years to secure planning permission for his Tara Street tower, it appears to be a case of full steam ahead for developer Johnny Ronan(...)

Dublin footballer Philly McMahon at Mountjoy Prison, where he delivered a TEDx talk to about 100 guests and inmates in the prison’s chapel on Tuesday. Photograph: Maxwell

It is still frowned on to swear in church, even if that church is in Mountjoy Prison. So there was some nervous laughter on Tuesday when Dublin footb(...)

 The “Festival of Britain” appears under threat as the DUP will only support it if it is called the “Festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” and held in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency of Arlene Foster. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

There were plenty of Brexit-themed japes to be found on April Fool’s Day this year although, to be honest, they were hard to distinguish from the othe(...)

Flo McSweeney: ‘I had always sensed I was sometimes treated like a flibberty-gibberty, girly-girl pop singer, someone of not much substance.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

To say men with more ego and little more skill than your average X Factor contestant dominated the rock-pop music scene in 1980s Ireland is to underst(...)

Kildare-based agri-tech company, Terra NutriTECH, is harnessing the power of the cloud to make life easier for farmers and improve animal health. Wh(...)

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