Business

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...

It would be like losing Macy’s. Clerys, the iconic Dublin department store, will remain in business after a Boston-based equity group, Gordon Brothers, acquired the company’s flagship store on O’Connell Street. The 147 staff at the store will be retained under existing terms and conditions as a result of the acquisition....

EU officials are still pondering it, Irish government officials appear opposed to it, and not a few fans of Aer Lingus are worried by it. But the pursuit of the former Irish flag carrier by budget airline Ryanair is still very much on. And Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary says he is still hopeful that the...

Times might be tough but when you are crafting art for posterity it’s not the same as a cellphone: cool today, obsolete tomorrow. So Belleek Pottery’s latest creation is one for the ages – literally. The Fermanagh-based company with the globally recognized name has just released its most expensive piece ever, the...

By Maura Kelly On a recent, balmy Wednesday evening, Alan T. Ennis, President and CEO of Revlon, Inc. joined members of the Irish Business Organization (IBO) to talk about his role at the global cosmetics giant and to share some strategies for professional achievement, writes Maura Kelly. According to the Dublin-born...

If you bought a house in Dublin five years ago, tough luck. That year was the peak of the property bubble. House prices in the Irish capital are now running at 56 percent lower than that eve of the big bubble bust Dublin apartment prices, meanwhile, are now 63 percent lower than in 2007 while in the rest of the...

Fianna Fáil is calling on the Fine Gael/Labour government to sideline the introduction of the property tax, due to be introduced next year, charging that the government has “made an utter mess” of the issue. A property value-based tax is set to be introduced from January 2013, although no details have been decided as...

The European Com­mission is to carry out an “in depth investigation” into Ryanair’s bid for control of Aer Lingus. The commission has long- fingered a decision on the application until January 14, 2013. As a result, Ryanair’s takeover bid for Aer Lingus will be allowed to “lapse” but could be renewed if regulatory approval...