Fyffes, the banana distributor, slipped more than 1.5 per cent to close the day at €1.17 per share. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Dublin stock exchange reached its highest level since 2008, climbing 1.1 per cent.Shares rose across most of Europe, building on their best start(...)

A 3D fMRI of speech activity in the brain: high (red), medium (yellow), low (green). Photograph: Stegerphoto/Getty

Scientists in Trinity College Dublin routinely look inside a live brain to reveal its workings using fMRI scans. These scans can open a window on t(...)

Don Keough was among the first recipients of an Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award honouring members of the Irish diaspora

Irish-American businessman Don Keough, a champion of Ireland who promoted Irish studies in the US and encouraged American corporate investment into Ir(...)

Alan Cox: believes marketers missed an opportunity to innovate when they really should have been innovating – during the recession

The marketing industry is “slow-moving”, “conservative” and too hesitant to take risks, says Alan Cox, chief executive of Core Media, the largest medi(...)

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

Pepsi said it expects constant currency earnings per share to grow 7 per cent in 2015

PepsiCo announced plans to return up to $9 billion to shareholders this year, through a mix of dividends and share buybacks, as the snacks and bevera(...)

The world’s largest beverage company is confronting mounting concerns over obesity and artificial sweeteners

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, reported fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates, helped by cost-cutting efforts and a sh(...)

Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper: both speak with what is known as ‘vocal fry’

Remember uptalk, the practice of ending all your sentences in a question? Even the ones that aren’t questions? You do? You can take your fingers ou(...)

A woman walks in Washington, DC, on January 29, 2015 past a preview of Budweiser’s ad which was aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday.  More than 70 advertisers paid a reported $4.5 million for 30 seconds of air time during Sunday’s American football classic. (Photograph:NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) 3:45

Budweiser capitalised on cuteness with the return of a puppy and Coca-Cola stood out with an anti-bullying message as many brands stirred emotions ra(...)

Aer Lingus finished down 1.9 per cent at €2.37 during a reasonably active session for the stock

Optimism among investors that the European Central Bank will begin quantitative easing later this week pushed stock prices up to a new seven-year hig(...)