A Nasa image showing the launch of Orion and Delta IV heavy rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, earlier on Friday. The vessel orbited Earth twice. Photograph: EPA/Nasa 2:31

The US spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars made a near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, wrapping up a flawless, un(...)

The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying Nasa’s first Orion deep space exploration craft prepares to take off at Cape Canaveral, Florida on Friday morning. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images 2:31

A US spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars blasted off on Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for a four-and-a-half(...)

A store star is born: Conor Pope goes to work in Arnotts for the day. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Bringing an infamous sex offender to the table on the first day of a new job seems like a bad idea, so I lie to my fellow recruits around the table(...)

There must have been times over the past few years when friends of Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell wondered what the hell was keeping their debut albu(...)

Owner Dheikh Fahad Al Thani shows his delight after Elm Park won the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster last weekend.

Z Capital Partners, a $1.8 billion (€1.4 billion) US investment fund, is the second bidder for the €180 million debt of the Racing Post to be dissa(...)

 Alan Byrne, editor and chief executive of The Racing Post, at the launch of the Irish Racing Post with Rory McIlroy and Ruby Walsh in 2010. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Stradbrook Acquisitions, the owner of the Racing Post, has acquired the title’s debt from the special liquidators of IBRC. Stradbrook succeeded in buy(...)

The debts of the ‘Racing Post’ are being sold by KPMG which is the special liquidator of IBRC, formerly Anglo Irish Bank.

A bidder for the Racing Post has withdrawn from the sale of the title’s €200 million debt and criticised the handling of the sale by Anglo Irish Ba(...)

 Kate Bush performing  at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London last night. Photograph: Ken McKay/Noble and Brite/PA Wire

Kate Bush has made a sensational return to the concert stage — 35 years after her last, and only, tour.At 56, the British singer may no longer be able(...)

US telco giant AT&T is considering a bid for Eircom. REUTERS/Mike Blake

AT&T eyes Eircom The Sunday Business Post reports US telco giant AT&T may be considering Eircom as a potential low-tax route into Europe. The (...)

GlaxoSmithKline said last week it had received “very significant” indicative bids from private equity companies. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Private equity groups are exploring a $10 billion (€7.4 billion) plan to buy hundreds of older drug brands from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi and m(...)