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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# boom times

This year
Can Katie Taylor bring back The Bernard Dunne Days?
Bigtime boxing returns to Dublin on Saturday for the first time since 2014. But can it stay there?
All time
Pro boxing returns to Irish TV as lineup for big-money 'Last Man Standing' tournament revealed
‘The Western Warrior’ is back, and he could end up facing an Irish amateur legend and pro debutant.
Groundbreaking, big-money pro boxing tournament to take place at Dublin's National Stadium
The winner of the Prizefighter-style tournament will receive €25,000, as well as €5,000 for their amateur boxing club.
How boomy is this? Big boost in car sales but good luck getting your banger insured
There was a 30% boost in private cars being licenced last year.
More people have flown through Dublin Airport this year than ever before
There has been a big increase in the number of routes through the airport.
Ryanair set to bring Spanish 'ghost airport' back to life
The airport of Castellon was abandoned after the Spanish financial crisis.
The good times are back*: Grafton Street is now fully occupied
Column: How did we surrender our liberty and become voluntary slaves?
We sold our freedom long ago when we accepted mountainous debt in search of power and status, writes Steve Bonham. The lesson? Avoid committing to things that make us dependent upon the whims of others.