At the launch of his 2011 book, Fianna Fáil: A Biography of the Party.  Noel Whelan, with his son Séamus, then aged 2. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Noel Whelan Born: November 24th, 1968 Died: July 10th, 2019 Noel Whelan was a remarkable individual who combined a range of successful careers in h(...)

Much of the focus of Sinéad McSweeney’s address seemed to be criticising journalists and media organisations for their failure generally to swallow whole whatever they were fed. Photograph:  Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

It was supposed to be a session looking at market trends in the PR industry – in particular, combating public mistrust. The audience was the great an(...)

Managing director Sinead McSweeney in Twitter’s Dublin headquarters. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Twitter may have honed the world’s ability to distil insights into 280 characters but decidedly longer reads were a formative part of Twitter Ireland (...)

Norah Casey  wondered why women who might want a symposium on such themes had not organised one themselves.

Well-known Catholic Irish women were not invited to speak at the World Meeting of Families women’s symposium by organiser Norah Casey because her “per(...)

The ‘Voices of Impact: Women Leaders Shaping Global Change’, at the RDS on Saturday August 25th. as part of the World Meeting of families, will be chaired by broadcaster and entrepreneur Norah Casey. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A symposium dedicated to the global impact of women’s leadership will be held as part of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) later this month. The ‘(...)

The move by Drew Harris from the PSNI to become Garda Commissioner is groundbreaking and one that will be greeted with surprise in Garda circles. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s a hell of a job he’s taking on. That was the verdict of a source close to incoming Garda commissioner Drew Harris OBE; a 53-year-old Police Servi(...)

Great buzz: Paul Howard with his beehive in Avoca, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tethered as we are these days to mobile technology, the concept of free time has become nebulous. Far too many of us are always on or always on call. (...)

Aryzta, whose stock plunged on Thursday, owns the Cuisine de France brand.

Aryzta’s stock plunged a record low on Thursday as the beleaguered Swiss-Irish baked goods issued a fresh profit warning, sparking fresh concerns abou(...)

Sinéad McSweeney in Twitter’s HQ in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Twitter Ireland’s managing director Sinéad McSweeney is no stranger to controversy. When she took on the role as head of public policy in 2012, Twitte(...)

Facebook: The social media giant banned all foreign-financed and sourced ads relating to the referendum on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Facebook has said that it does not intend to follow the lead of Google and ban all ads relating to the abortion referendum. Responding to questions f(...)

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