Adidas predicted profit growth for this year that matched analysts’ predictions for the struggling German sportswear maker as it pours money into catching up to larger rival Nike. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Adidas forecast a partial rebound in earnings this year as the struggling German sportswear maker pours money into catching larger rival Nike in Ameri(...)

Iseq climbs 1.1 per cent, with Aer Lingus advancing 2.2 per cent to €2.35. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer/File photo

European markets rose for a second day with the DAX index in Germany reaching a record closing level and the FTSE in London coming close to its recent(...)

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Innovation is high on the agenda of virtually every senior management team. However, the majority of innovation projects are doomed to failure.In this(...)

Gardaí are seeking two men who escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. File photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí are looking for two men they say carried out an armed robbery at a bookmakers shop on Sundrive Road on Friday night.Two males, one believed to (...)

When Mandy Aragones watches a movie or television show with her husband, Ricky Walters, she is ready for a running commentary. “Anything we watch, (...)

Shoptalk: Cork

Wedding and Holy Communion seasons are upon us. It will be all white on the big day in Cork, where The Moderne (1800 855 835, themoderne.com), (...)

This generation of athleisure starts and ends with Alexander Wang. Above, Wang’s collection for H&M. Photograph: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

As fashion nomenclatures go, “athleisure” has a lot to answer for. Comprising athletics and leisure – two things that might seem anathema – it is a(...)

François-Henri Pinault, who took over the Kering business from his father in 2006. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Since September, at least nine senior executives have left businesses controlled by French billionaire François Pinault. The latest came this month, w(...)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is seen wearing a ‘I CAN’T BREATHE’ tee-shirt while he warms up before game time against the Brooklyn Nets during their NBA game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 08 December 2014. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

No fines or reprimands will be handed down to LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and others who wore “I Can’t Breathe” shirts during warm-ups for a Cleveland (...)