Business

By Paul Ainsworth IRELAND’S stewardship of the European Union presidency will focus on economic issues, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has stated. The Republic will take over the rotating EU presidency this week for six months and it is hoped that during that period a deal can also be struck on the sensitive issue of bank debt...

Work on constructing an extension to the LUAS train/tram line in Dublin is to begin next May. The Irish government has approved the updated business plan for the €370 million project The BXD line will run from the city center to the Irish Rail stop at Broombridge on Dublin’s northside and will also link the existing...

By Paul Ainsworth AN up market area of Dublin is seeking to phase out “undesirable” businesses, including sex shops, lap-dancing clubs and fast food takeaways. The swanky South William Street area of the city should be cleared of such businesses, according to a report by Dublin City Business Association, which also...

While hopes are high that “The Gathering 2013” will provide a significant boost to the number of people visiting Ireland, the year to date has been showing a small drop in visitor numbers compared to the same period in 2011. New figures from the Irish government’s Central Statistics Office show about 5,631,300 trips...

    On his electronic business card, James Whelton described himself as “CoderDojo Co-Founder, Hacker & Social Media Connoisseur.” The tag line “Not another victim of conformity” comes next. After spending time with him at a recent Irish International Business Network event in New York, I can easily see this is an...

The number of British visitors to Ireland fell sharply over the summer, according to the latest figures from the Irish government’s Central Statistics Office. But September was a brighter spot as a result of visitors from North America, most especially those who attended the Emerald Classic football game between Notre...

American Airlines has announced plans to begin a new route between JFK and Dublin from next summer. Beginning June 12, 2013, American Airlines will add service between New York JFK and Dublin, the carrier said in a release from its headquarters in Dallas/Fort Worth. American will operate this route in conjunction...

A few bucks it would seem. Tourism Ireland has acquired the domain name ireland.com from The Irish Times as part of plans to unveil a new website for the Irish tourism industry, the Irish Times has reported. Tourism Ireland chief executive, Niall Gibbons, said the domain name was “a natural fit” for the work the...

Cork isn’t being snubbed this week. Quite the contrary. The city and the county have joined a global elite with their very own version of the game board Monopoly. And the two most expensive landing spots on the Cork board are Shandon or North Cathedral, famous for its bells, and Blarney Castle, famous for bestowing...

You might expect Ireland’s economic troubles to have hit artists more than other communities since their incomes are typically more tenuous. That may be the case, but some, like Daragh Muldowney, have found impressive ways to thrive in the new economic climate. Muldowney is a photographer from Dublin whose exhibition...