Fearghal O’Nuallain: ‘He understood from an early age that his time here was finite and he wanted to do and have as much as he could,’ said a close friend

Fearghal O’Nuallain (34), adventurous geography teacher at St Paul’s Academy, Abbey Wood, London Louis Armstrong’s voice warmed the chill of a (...)

Prof Stephen O’Rahilly, who discovered the obesity gene affecting children, is head of  clinical biochemistry and director of the Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge. Photograph: Phil Mynott

Stephen O’Rahilly struggles with his weight. “I have a very powerful appetite, I eat too much. I would find it impossible to skip lunch,” the Cambridg(...)

Brent geese over Booterstown marsh. Paddy McKillen snr bought the 4.9-acre site next to the protected marsh  last autumn for about €1 million, making him the latest in a succession of owners.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Developer Paddy McKillen jnr is likely to press ahead with plans for a controversial site on Dublin Bay even though a proposed land swap deal, involv(...)

Airbnb host Tanya O’Halloran in her apartment in City West, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
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As would befit a digital company expanding at a rate of knots, Airbnb’s European HQ office on Dublin’s Silicon Docks is truly a thing to behold. (...)

The company’s net income rose to $822 million, or $4.84 per share in the first quarter

BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, reported an 8.7 per cent rise in first-quarter profit, boosted by positive flows into its exchange-trade(...)

Mary Hanafin and Micheal Martin  at unveiling of the Fianna Fail party’s programme of events to mark the centenary of the 1916 rising. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Mary Hanafin is now expected to be the only former senior Fianna Fail minister outside the Dail seeking a party nomination to contest the next general(...)

Bus services operated by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann set to be disrupted on Friday May 1st.

Bus services operated by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann are set to be disrupted on Friday, May 1st as staff stage protests against the potential privatisa(...)

Drivers at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann have voted overwhlemingly in favour of for strike action. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Drivers at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann have voted overwhelmingly to back strike action in protest at the potential privatisation of routes, a move that(...)

Schools are in danger of being “micromanaged” by the department of education under new legislation governing admissions policies, a leading management body has said

Schools are in danger of being “micromanaged” by the department of education under new legislation governing admissions policies, a leading management(...)

The FTSE 100 recently rose above the 7,000 mark for the first time and hit a new record high, but all-time highs are common and not a sign of irrational exuberance. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

US earnings season begins this week and Wall Street is nervous. Little wonder. Earnings estimates have tumbled 8.2 per cent in 2015, FactSet notes, th(...)