Geraldine McCauley and other passengers on its Maynooth line were surprised
12.08.2015 Supermac’s founders Pat and Una McDonagh have announced plans to develop...
24.07.2015 In Dublin as part of Hennessy’s 250th anniversary celebrations, president and...
11.08.2015 Baskin-Robbins has announced plans to open restaurants in five locations...
11.08.2015 Some 350,000 people are expected to attend the 10th annual Culture Night,...
05.08.2015 Three Irish organisations are among the 37 finalists in the World Responsible...
- 01 September
Ros na Rún back for season 20
The 20th series of Irish language soap Ros na Rún begins on TG4 this evening.
TV3 partnering with DID Electrical on four-week promotion
TV3 has announced a partnership with DID Electrical for what it said will be one of the largest promotions in the channel’s history.
Over a third of Irish people spending 20 hours plus online each week
Over a third of Irish people are spending at least 20 hours online each week, according to new research from price comparison and switching website, Switcher.ie.
Coca-Cola is Ireland’s biggest brand for 11th consecutive year
Coca-Cola has been named the biggest selling brand in Ireland for the eleventh year in a row in Checkout magazine’s list of the top 100 brands.
- 31 August
Dublin longlisted for short haul conference destination award
Dublin has been included in the longlist for the best short haul destination category at this year’s C&IT (Conferencing and Incentive Travel).
- 28 August
Galway named world's friendliest city in US travel magazine reader survey
Galway has topped a list of the friendliest cities in the world, as judged by the readers of US magazine, Travel + Leisure, while Dublin and Cork have been ranked third and fourth respectively.
TV3 extending Ireland AM brand to the weekends
TV3 is launching a new weekend breakfast shows from tomorrow morning, with anchors Simon Delaney, Ivan Yates and Anna Daly.
UTV profits hit by cost of setting up Irish channel
UTV Media has announced group revenue of £58.3m in the first half of 2015, up from £57.8m in the same period last year.
- 27 August
Luas to host #GlamTram event in Dublin Fashion Week
DublinTown is teaming up with Luas to introduce #GlamTram as part of Dublin Fashion Festival.
- 25 August
Snickers and Hazelnut to sponsor autumn series of RTÉ 2's Second Captains Live
Snickers and Hazelnut bar is sponsoring the Second Captains Live autumn series on RTÉ 2.
- 24 August
Škoda sponsoring Daniel and Majella O’Donnell TV travel series
Car brand Skoda is sponsoring a new UTV Ireland travel series that sees Daniel and Majella O’Donnell touring 12 B&Bs around Ireland.
INM closing Belfast printing operation
Independent News & Media Limited (INM) is planning to close its Belfast printing operation, which currently prints the Irish editions of several national newspapers as well as many of its own titles.
UTV Media confirms it is in discussions regarding sale of TV assets
Responding to media speculation over the weekend, UTV Media’s board said today that the company is in discussions regarding a potential sale of its television assets.
- 21 August
Mazda appoints Connacht Rugby players as brand ambassadors
Connacht Rugby sponsor Mazda Ireland has appointed players Kieran Marmion and Denis Buckley as official brand ambassadors for the coming year.
'Win with Dairy' campaign to coincide with Rugby World Cup
The National Dairy Council (NDC) has launched a new marketing campaign called ‘Win with Dairy’, which builds on its association with rugby players Rob and David Kearney.
- 20 August
Brennans Bread launches 'Dedicated' ad campaign
Brennans Bread has launched a new advertising campaign called ‘Dedicated’, which aims to celebrate ‘unsung heroes’ – people who work through the night and often go unnoticed.
Renault Ireland back as The Late Late Show sponsor
Renault Ireland is to return as sponsor of The Late Late Show after a nine year break.
Ryanair notches up 250,000 Facebook fans in six weeks
Ryanair said today that it has reached 250,000 Facebook followers in the six weeks since it joined the social media site on 8 July on the 30th anniversary of its first ever flight.
Hanley Energy to be primary sponsor of Irish cricket team until end of 2015
Hanley Energy has been named the primary sponsor of the Irish cricket team until the end of this year.
- 19 August
Red Rock work placement scheme to start in September
The set of TV3’s drama series Red Rock in Dublin is being opened up as a platform for skills development in the film and TV production sector from next September.
Search for Ireland’s top foodie town begins
A search for Ireland’s top foodie destination has been launched today by the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI).
- 18 August
Six Irish locations make Lonely Planet's top 500 must-see sights
Six attractions on the island of Ireland are included in a list of the world’s top 500 must-see sights compiled by Lonely Planet.
Dublin climbs to second friendliest city in Condé Nast readers' survey
Dublin has been voted the second friendliest city in the world by readers of US travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, with Sydney topping the survey.
- 17 August
Brian O'Driscoll relaunches website ahead of RWC 2015
Ahead of next month’s Rugby World Cup kick off, former Ireland and Leinster player Brian O’Driscoll is hoping to grow his online audience from 3,000 to over 100,000 unique visitors a month with the relaunch of his website.
Cardtrix shopping loyalty programme app launches with 13 retailers on board
Cardtrix, an app supporting 13 popular Irish retail loyalty programmes, has been officially launched today.
'Disrupt' theme for IDI Design Awards 2015
Disrupt is the theme of this year’s IDI Design Awards, which open for entry for a week from 31 August.
Irish artists pick up Edinburgh Festival Fringe awards
Irish artists performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 have picked up two prestigious awards over the last week.
Irish consumers fear online identity theft, but giving data to brands and failing to read T&Cs - survey
Nine out of 10 consumers in Ireland (90pc) are worried about online identity theft, but more than half would give away personal data in exchange for discount vouchers and just 15pc read terms and conditions (T&Cs), according to new research by Mediavest.
- 14 August
Galway's first ever whiskey trail is launched
The Galway Whiskey Trail covering 11 different venues has been launched to mark 200 years of whiskey distilling in the city.
Irish Rail facilitates romantic surprise for one of its passengers
Irish Rail facilitated a romantic surprise for one of its daily commuters, Geraldine McCauley, and other passengers on its Maynooth line this morning.
- 13 August
98FM launches new 'Thunder Team' fleet in partnership with Renault
A new fleet of Renault vehicles for 98FM’s ‘Thunder Team’ is now on the road and the Dublin radio station has created a competition called ‘98FM, at your service’ to coincide with the fleet launch.
- 12 August
Orla Kiely, Kevin Thornton and Maser designs wrapping Expressway coaches in ID2015 collaboration
Three Expressway coaches are currently acting as moving canvases for bespoke designs by Orla Kiely, Kevin Thornton and Maser as part of a collaboration with Irish Design 2015 (ID2014).
- 11 August
Kearys Renault named Munster Rugby's vehicle sponsor
Kearys Renault has today been named Munster Rugby’s official vehicle sponsor in a deal that will run until June 2018.
350,000 people to attend 10th Culture Night
Some 350,000 people are expected to attend the 10th annual Culture Night, which will take place from 5pm to 11pm on Friday 18 September at 40 locations and hundreds of venues around Ireland.
- 10 August
Dublin named favourite worldwide city in Trazee awards
Dublin has been voted favourite worldwide city, while Aer Lingus has been named the favourite airline in Europe in the inaugural Trazee awards.
Brand champion: the Q&A series - Guy Chiswick
Guy Chiswick is managing director of Webloyalty Northern Europe.
Ryanair website and mobile app to be down for five hours tomorrow night
Ryanair said today that its online check-in service will not be available from 9pm on Tuesday 11 August until 2am on Wednesday 12 August (Irish and UK time) as its website and mobile app will close for a systems upgrade.
- 07 August
Cliffs of Moher partners with ConnectIreland to drive FDI referrals scheme
The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience attraction has announced a partnership with ConnectIreland to encourage visitors to help drive inward investment to Ireland.
- 06 August
Westbury Hotel marks ID2015 partnership with ‘Irish Design Afternoon Tea’ launch
Dublin’s Westbury Hotel has created Irish Design Afternoon Tea to mark its corporate partnership with Irish Design 2015 (ID2015).
Dublin's Creative Quarter and Dame District renews 'Purple Flag' status
Dublin’s ‘Creative Quarter and Dame District’ has successfully renewed its Purple Flag status.
- 05 August
Marco Pierre White factor drives diner applications for TV3's The Restaurant
Some 7,812 people have applied to be diners in the latest series of TV3’s The Restaurant, which is to take place in Marco Pierre White’s Courtyard Bar & Grill in Donnybrook for the first time.
- 04 August
Ireland's remote beauty spots to be captured for Google Street View as Fáilte Ireland borrows 'Trekker'
Fáilte Ireland is borrowing Google’s Trekker over the next three months to capture some of the country’s more remote beauty spots for Google Street View.
Shanghai to host 20th annual Asian Gaelic Games in October
The 20th annual Asian Gaelic Games will take place in Shanghai on 24 and 25 October.
Robbie Henshaw named Aviva rugby ambassador
Aviva has named Ireland and Connacht centre, Robbie Henshaw as its rugby ambassador.
- 31 July
Three-page feature in El Mundo on Game of Thrones in NI
Spanish daily newspaper El Mundo has published a three-page feature on Northern Ireland and its ‘Game of Thrones’ connections, which has reached about 906,000 readers.
Lindt sponsoring side-saddle classes at Dublin Horse Show for fourth year
Premium chocolate brand Lindt is sponsoring the side-saddle classes for the fourth year this year at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show.
- 30 July
Tourism Ireland's Facebook pages reach three million 'likes'
Tourism Ireland’s Facebook page has now reached three million ‘likes’, which makes it the fourth most popular tourism board on the social media site after Australia, the US and Britain.
Irish people take 40 times more selfies than Americans - Huawei
People in Ireland take 40 times more selfies per capita than those in the US and eight times more than people in the UK, research released by Chinese ICT company Huawei has revealed.
- 28 July
Kitkat Snap & Share launches aiming to 'value-up' confectionery category
Nestlé Ireland has launched a 170g sharing block of its flagship brand called Kitkat Snap & Share and available in two flavours – milk chocolate and cookies and cream.
Marks & Spencer to sponsor new Newstalk show presented by Colette Fitzpatrick
Marks & Spencer is to sponsor a new radio show to be presented by TV3 news anchor Colette Fitzpatrick starting on Newstalk 106-108 FM next Sunday, 2 August.
27.07.2015 The shortlist of 15 towns and villages being considered for the 2015 Tourism Towns Awards has been published by Fáilte Ireland.
24.07.2015 In Dublin as part of Hennessy’s 250th anniversary celebrations, president and CEO Bernard Peillon outlined the brand’s values and the importance of its Irish roots.
22.07.2015 DIY brand Woodie’s has launched an event which aims to raise enough money to grant 37 children’s wishes – the equivalent of one wish for each of its 37 stores nationwide.