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Paddy minus the paddywhackery

Paddy minus the paddywhackery

The challenge for the St Patrick’s Festival, now in its 20th year, is to generate tourism while remaining authentic and contemporary for people at home, writes Colette Sexton

Inside Track

Inside Track

Liam Neeson to be the voice of Tourism Ireland

Niall Stanage There are fears that the $7.3 million decision on complex musical issues may open the door to opportunistic lawsuits

Niall Stanage There are fears that the $7.3 million decision on complex musical issues may open the door to opportunistic lawsuits

The global music business is this weekend grappling with the implications of a verdict delivered in an American courtroom last week.

Adverts aim to attract more women into property careers

Adverts aim to attract more women into property careers

On the back of a resurgence of interest in careers in property, land and construction, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) will launch its first TV ad campaign tomorrow.

First increase in newspaper advertising since 2007

First increase in newspaper advertising since 2007

Last year marked the first increase in direct advertising in National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) brands since 2007.

The name of the game

The name of the game

As it becomes increasingly difficult to come up with original names, it may help to bring in the professionals

PSG launches internal communications arm

PSG launches internal communications arm

Dublin-based PR agency PSG Communications is launching an internal communications division.

This Much I Know

This Much I Know

Justin Cullen, chief digital and data officer of Core Media

Insured but not covered

Insured but not covered

The market is flooded with ‘affordable’ health plans, but many involve large co-payments and don’t even reduce the wait for treatment

Apple unveils details of its new watch

Apple unveils details of its new watch

Tech giant Apple last week announced that its latest product, the Apple Watch, will be available on April 24 to customers in selected markets. It also unveiled details on the watch’s pricing and product specification.

Losses shrink at Permanent TSB

Losses shrink at Permanent TSB

Permanent TSB indicated last week that it will raise €525 million from investors to plug a capital shortfall after it failed European-wide stress tests on its loan book last October. The bank also announced that its losses last year shrank to €48 mil

Advertising revenue up at INM for first time since 2007

Advertising revenue up at INM for first time since 2007

Independent News & Media (INM) has reported a 4 per cent rise in operating profit to €34 million last year as strong growth in digital revenue offset a decline in publishing revenue. The media group also said that advertising grew for the first time

Cineworld earnings boosted by increase in box office revenue

Cineworld earnings boosted by increase in box office revenue

Britain’s largest cinema operator Cineworld Group announced last week that its full-year pre-tax earnings more than doubled last year boosted by higher box office revenue. 2015 also has the makings of a strong year for Cineworld with a number of big

Intel cuts first quarter revenue forecast

Intel cuts first quarter revenue forecast

Intel has slashed its first quarter revenue forecast by almost $1 billion on the back of lower-than-anticipated demand for corporate computers and weakening economies.

North’s Novosco in €3m ICT deal with British housing association

North’s Novosco in €3m ICT deal with British housing association