Monday August 3, 2020

Developer Kavanagh is sued over Dublin city centre development

Wicklow man claims the businessman breached contract over joint purchase of property on Grand Canal Street Lower

Walsh scathing on government’s ‘extreme’ measures on air travel

The IAG chief executive has called for the dropping of the 14-day restricted movement period for those who travel into the country

We Greens can’t have our way on every issue, says Smyth

Junior minister Ossian Smyth’s comments come after his party colleague Neasa Hourigan resigns as chief whip over her controversial vote

Coalition woes: FF TDs lash out at Greens as ex-minister slams Tánaiste

O’Dea hits out at Fine Gael on ‘bonkers’ pay rises and state car controversy. Green TD warns colleagues ‘we can’t have it all our own way on every issue'

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Aiden Corkery | 1 day ago

Staggering into controversy over PUP travel clampdown

Poor communication within the coalition has been highlighted by the clumsy efforts to introduce, and then justify, the withdrawal of support payments from those taking a holiday abroad

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Firm behind hunger-strike direct provision centre to repay €4.5m loan

The controversial Skellig Star centre in Cahersiveen is part of a portfolio of emergency reception centres and nursing homes owned by Paul Collins’s investment firm Remcoll 2

How working from home is the great disruptor at Ireland’s tech hub

As some Big Tech employees quit Dublin’s Docklands, others see falling rents as an opportunity to live in the heart of the capital

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Whenever you see an economic variable expressed as a proportion of GDP, you should take it with a huge pinch of salt

Life & Arts

Thirty years after the Corrs took their first steps on their way to selling millions of records, Andrea Corr has written a memoir of her life and career that dwells on the small moments rather than the big ones

Nadine O’Regan | 2nd August, 2020

The government is keen to continue the trend towards remote working, but many young people live in cramped and crowded accommodation that not only restricts their ability to work effectively, but is damaging their general wellbeing

Foodie trips to Cork are back on the menu, as Gillian Nelis discovers with a singular steak at the Fota Island resort, a sustainable menu at the Good Day Café and dreamy French toast at Dunmore House

We ask a different expert to solve your problems each week. This week, Siobhán Murray gives a reader advice on how to improve their mental health and wellbeing in the stress of the Covid-19 pandemic

Taylor Swift’s new album Folklore was released last week – and it’s a very different Taylor, offering an indie dimension to the artist that threatens to bring her to an entirely new audience. Is this her true creative self?

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As some Big Tech employees quit Dublin’s Docklands, others see falling rents as an opportunity to live in the heart of the capital

Killian Woods | 2nd August, 2020

The Amazon multibillionaire and his Big Tech contemporaries cut unimpressive figures as they were interrogated by the US House Judiciary Committee last week

When Eoghan Murphy decided to step down as Intercom chief executive and become its chairman instead, he knew he had to leave San Francisco for pastures new

The space tech company has launched React, software that allows insurers to monitor ships and storms at a time of climate change

A new budget phone from Nokia, a home projector and a portable CutiePi tablet are reviewed this week