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Creative thinking may work in the North’s favour

Dual customs arrangements exist elsewhere, and could boost the North’s economy

The key intervention in the Brexit talks last week may not have come from Ireland, or the EU, or the British government. Instead it may have come from Britain’s comptroller and auditor general, who ...

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Construction workers need to be central to this process

'There’s a trojan effort within the industry to get ‘Health & Safety’ right!' says Paul O'Shea, Managing Director of Ashview Consultants (Ireland) & (NI)

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Paul O’Shea

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Managing Director ...

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Schmidt’s final act comes up short

Joe Schmidt sat in the coach’s box at the Tokyo stadium, wearing the fraught expression of a man waiting in sporting purgatory

Joe Schmidt sat in the coach’s box at the Tokyo stadium, wearing the fraught expression of a man waiting in sporting purgatory.

For nearly two ...

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Teeling’s Great Northern Distillery valued at €122.6 million after deal

Great Northern – which is owned by Teeling, his sons Jack and Stephen, James Finn and David Hynes – had initially bought the old Harp brewery in Dundalk with a plan to develop a distillery

John Teeling’s Great Northern Distillery has been valued at €122.6 million after a ...

2019-10-20 17:25 open_in_new
Speed is the Spur for Bentley

The Flying Spur’s third modern incarnation is a big, powerful car that’s also remarkably easy to drive

Bentley’s Flying Spur takes its name from Scottish heraldry, courtesy of the man in charge of the company’s coach-building division Mulliner at the time. The name first ...

2019-10-20 10:04 open_in_new
The fund manager who fell to earth

As recently as four months ago, Neil Woodford was a rock star of the finance world. Now his name is a byword for spectacular failure. So what happened?

Neil Woodford once wanted to be a Royal Air Force pilot. The fund manager’s trim build meant he could meet the first requirement for ...

2019-10-20 06:55 open_in_new
More misses than hits as bad data drives wrong advertising strategies

Marketers using digital consumer profiles based on online browsing records often fail to reach the right people

Jon Lombardo got quite a shock when he finally researched his own online portfolio. Attempting to check the personalised information marketers use to target customers online, he ...

2019-10-20 06:55 open_in_new
Revenue crackdown brings in €100 million from PAYE workers

Tax modernisation project finds 58,000 workers in black economy

The Revenue has discovered more than 58,000 workers in the black economy as part of a tax crackdown that has brought in €100 million.

It has also taken tax credits off thousands of married couples who were ...

2019-10-20 05:52 open_in_new
Cyber cleaning at the speed of a machine

Darktrace uses artificial intelligence to help businesses wash out those troublesome security issues, co-founder Poppy Gustafsson tells Emmet Ryan

Poppy Gustafsson has the insights she gained while working with an investment company to thank for inspiring her to start her own business. A ...

2019-10-20 03:46 open_in_new
Curiosity boost for SurveyMonkey

The shift to more business-to-business sales has been a boost to SurveyMonkey’s Dublin office as more functions have been added

Leela Srinivasan wants to change how people think about SurveyMonkey. The Scotswoman is chief marketing officer at a business that has significant brand ...

2019-10-20 03:46 open_in_new
Top ten tips to secure a mortgage

As house prices begin to slow down and more homes are finally coming to market, The Sunday Business Post has some expert advice for prospective first-time buyers on how to get a mortgage

Finally, there’s some good news for housebuyers, especially first-time buyers. As well as an ...

2019-10-20 03:46 open_in_new
Period-style villa in rural Louth is a visual delight

Built in 1983, the Reask is a gem of a period-style villa

Where better to spend lazy summer afternoons than in a hammock strung between trees, in the orchard of a rural Co Louth family home that is best described as a house with a smile on its face?

Built in 1983, the Reask is ...

2019-10-20 03:46 open_in_new
Stylish Monkstown apartment will suit couples or downsizers

The Victorian hall-floor apartment extends to 84 square metres and incorporates a raft of period features

Perfect for a professional couple or downsizers keen to retain the trappings of a period-style home, 1 Eaton Square in Monkstown in south Co Dublin has much to offer a new ...

2019-10-20 03:46 open_in_new
Charming Art Deco residence in Bray on market for €995k

The detached property exudes Art Deco charm while providing contemporary and spacious living accommodation throughout its 244 square metres of living space

Buyers in the market for an elegant family home on the east coast might consider Cranleigh in Bray, Co Wicklow. The sizeable residence ...

2019-10-20 03:46 open_in_new
On the market

Our round-up of the best homes currently on offer

The interior in 40 Ballsbridge Wood, Dublin 4

Price: €395,000


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The Lost Boy: The life and legacy of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence

He was one of the world’s most loved pop stars – as much for his sexual charisma as his singing voice – but in the 1990s, it all fell apart. As a new documentary casts fresh light on the late INXS singer, Nadine O’Regan examines Michael Hutchence’s life and legacy ...

2019-10-20 03:46 open_in_new
Off Message: Nadine O'Regan on getting engaged

Getting engaged is one thing, but getting married? Well, that’s a whole new organisational ball game

‘Are you going to put it in the paper?” my future mother-in-law asked. “The engagement?” “The engagement.”

Do people still do that? Apparently they do. Never ...

2019-10-20 03:46 open_in_new
Restaurant review: Little Mike's

I have to single out the sole at Little Mike's for particular praise; it was one of the best-cooked pieces of fish I’ve ever eaten, and I can still taste it as I write

63 Deerpark Road,

Mount Merrion, Co Dublin


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2019-10-20 03:46 open_in_new
Film reviews: Non Fiction and Dark Lies the Island

Non Fiction is the kind of film where you’re never more than a few minutes from a scene in a bustling bistro and everybody, eventually, ends up in bed with everyone else

Non-Fiction: Directed by Olivier Assayas, Nationwide, 15A, Rating: ****

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2019-10-20 03:46 open_in_new
The quiet life: Behind the scenes at Limerick's Glenstal Abbey

A new photo book gives a glimpse inside the Limerick Benedictine monastery, with its botanical splendour and simple life of praying, baking bread and serving the community

‘It’s sort of a Beatrix Potter version of what a monastery should be,” says Fr Mark Patrick Hederman of Glenstal ...

2019-10-20 03:46 open_in_new
Little Wonder: A Donegal town prompts a reappraisal of Darby O’Gill

Often derided as purest Paddywhackery, the 1959 film Darby O’Gill and the Little People was actually made in collaboration with the Folklore Commission at the time. Now, one Donegal town has celebrated the movie’s 60th anniversary with a festival

It’s a Friday evening in ...

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