Beijing traffic: China has halved sales tax on small cars in a bid to revive flagging economic growth. Photograph: EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

(...). Car sales in China, the world’s biggest market since 2009, were flat in the first eight months of the(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: trainer’s dual-Group One winner Air Force Blue will attempt to secure  a fourth Dewhurst victory and cement his position as favourite for next year’s 2,000 Guineas. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...)-Curragh winner can translate her flat quality to this event she should be hard to beat.

Bord na Móna has announced it will no longer harvest energy peat and will complete its move to a sustainable business within 15 years. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...), sustainable energy use, said Mr Quinn. “We have a land bank that is flat and devoid of any vegetation, with a(...)

Peter O’Mahony’s brilliant try-saving tackle on Italy’s Josh Furno proved vital in Sunday’s Pool D encounter at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

(...) forwards as potential receivers from rucks and varying the options. On several occasions a flat pass to the(...)

Renua Ireland, led by Lucinda Creighton, has called for the abolition of the TV licence fee and the movement of RTÉ to a model that is directly funded by commercial revenue. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

(...) per cent flat rate income tax for everyone irrespective of income when it launched its pre(...)

A pedestrian walks past a board flashing the Nikkei key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in front of a securities company in Tokyo on October 5th, 2015. Tokyo stocks gained 1.22 percent on speculation the US Federal Reserve will keep interest rates near zero for longer and an economic downturn will force Japanese policymakers to increase stimulus. (Photograph: Toru YAMANAKATORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

(...) weak US jobs data dented rate hike hopes and worked against the dollar. Spot gold was nearly flat at $1(...)

Our proposal would abolish USC and employee’s PRSI and introduce a flat tax rate of 23 per cent.

Renua Ireland’s Flat Tax policy represents a radical reform of our tax system that would directly(...)

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton. The party will make the flat rate suggestion in its pre-budget submission. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Renua Ireland will propose a flat rate income tax of 23 per cent when it publishes its pre(...)

Pat Smullen riding Covert Love (orange) to glory in  Prix De L’Opera. They got the better of a sustained duel with Frankie Dettori on Jazzi Top. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Pat Smullen was out of luck in the Arc on board Free Eagle but Ireland’s champion jockey struck Group One gold in the preceding Prix de l’Opera with (...)

Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw  passes the ball to his centre partner Keith Earls during their Pool D match against Italy at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) relatively flat occasion to go with a flat Irish performance lacking in intensity and accuracy, suggesting(...)