Irish Times

Main Paper:

Irish author Emma Donoghue wins Novel of the Year Award for her harrowing book, ‘Room’, writes Eoin Burke-Kennedy.

Business This Week:
Unless changes are made to Ireland’s legal and regulatory framework in areas like copyright and defamation, digital businesses will be discouraged from locating operations here, say legal experts and businesses. Story by Karlin Lillington.

MD of Colt Telecom says the cost of laying cables is too high in Ireland, writes John Collins.

A news brief shows that more then 600,000 Irish people own smartphones.

A Dublin firm has developed e-learning software for teaching people how to better protect themselves on social networks. The software was co-written by Ira Winkler, one of the world’s foremost information security experts. Story by Gordon Smith.

Innovation Supplement:
Innovation takes a look inside what makes IKEA work ( and sheds some light on how best to approach applying for a business start-up grant (

The Ticket:

The Ticket music critics give a run down of their favourite Irish acts of 2010.

Irish Examiner

Main paper:

One in four people are in arrears on bills ( and the numbers in enforced deprivation is up by 25% on last year ( – Conall O Fatharta.

Irish Examiner reporters and take-away junkies, Conall and Fiachra, test their skills at Ballymaloe.

Buying an extra present this year and bringing it to a GLS Parcelshop could mean Christmas will happen in poorer households around the country. To find your nearest location log on to

Niamh Hennessy on the number of entrepreneurs in Ireland.

Job of the week is Roisin McBride who teaches stock market trading to women.

Stocking fillers to suit every budget, tips on how to quit smoking and a look at the alcohol problem in Ireland.