The  Clerys department store on   O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A new investigation has begun into the closure and sale of Clerys department store in Dublin last year which led to the immediate sacking of 460 staff(...)

A Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger stands guard in front illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park. Photograph: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya’s president set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns on Saturday, destroying a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune to (...)

 Connaught House on Burlington Road in Dublin  where the offices of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) formerly Anglo Irish Bank are located. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An ongoing investigation into the IBRC - formerly Anglo Irish Bank - and the Siteserv deal continues to be hamstrung by strict issues of legal confide(...)

Protesters wear masks of US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they demonstrate against Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement before the opening ceremony of the Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany on April 24th. Photograph: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

(...) health and environment are not preserved. German economy minister and deputy prime minister Sigmar(...)

Philip Lane: hinted at provision of emergency liquidity for banks. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

(...) stability programme update to Brussels that the dangers to the economy are more acute now than at any time(...)

The Caimi Brevetti display at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in April. Photograph: Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

The Milan furniture fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the biggest and most important in the world, is not for the faint-hearted. It was bigger t(...)

There were 60 styles of chair, from Rococo  and Gothic to Chinese- inspired, but the basic shape of the Chippendale chair is the same

For many Chippendale is the classic dining chair. Thomas Chippendale’s (1718-1779) name and fame have lasted down through the centuries largely becaus(...)

A small plane flying over the Aiguille du Midi. Photograph: Getty Images

The final stage of the Cosmiques Arête proves icy and requires care with route finding but, having traversed it previously, I fancy I know the way. W(...)

Liz Earle Superskin Face Serum (€60); Clarins Booster Repair (€39; Chanel Le Lift Serum Hydra Beauty Lotion Very Moist (€47.50); Alpha H Vitamin C with Grape Seed (€63)
Beauty Report: Serum specifics
  • Beauty
  • April 30, 2016, 04:00

Serum is the treatment step of your skincare routine. Cleansers cleanse, moisturisers moisturise, and serums tackle the specific issues that bother y(...)

Kindle Oasis  Although Amazon’s foray into the mainstream tablet market with its Fire was a bit of a damp squib (it was selling them six to a pa(...)