Detroit my be broken and broke (the city filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and is still being bailed out by the state of Michigan) but it’s still Motown, M(...)

A toy bull sits in front of the DAX Index curve at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in  Germany on Monday: financial markets started 2016 on a bleak note and China is at the centre of it. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Irish and European markets fell on Monday as a slide in Chinese equities fuelled investors’ fears that a slowdown in the world’s biggest market will h(...)

On Dublin’s Iseq,  Ryanair fell 0.7 per cent to €14.59. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Stock markets worldwide dived into the red amid a commodity price rout in which the cost of oil touched below $40 a barrel for the first time since Fe(...)

Cork captain Anna Geary lifts the cup after beating Kilkenny in the All Ireland Senior Camogie Final in Croke Park against Kilkenny. Photograph: Alan Betson

I was having a conversation last week with some friends and the topic of women’s sports came up, more specifically the challenges we sportswomen face.(...)

Santa (and the Grinch) arrive to open Winterval Festival and switch on 100,000 Christmas lights in Waterford City. Photograph: Patrick Browne

More than 500,000 people are expected to attend Ireland’s biggest Christmas Festival which opened in Waterford on Friday and runs until December 23rd (...)

Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti during the Connected Car Expo in Los Angeles. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Autonomous vehicles still struggle with mundane challenges such as tumbleweed, police officers giving traffic directions and wild animals, a Volksw(...)

Kingspan shares increased nearly 5% to €23.35 on the back of positive quarterly numbers and a full-year profit forecast of €250m

World equity indexes fell and oil prices weakened on yesterday as disappointing trade data in China stoked further concerns over weakening global grow(...)

The timing of Grifols’s move to Dublin has raised eyebrows, coming only about a week after the Irish government announced a new business-friendly corporate tax category, and in the same month as the OECD’s BEPS guidelines.

One part of the move had been long in the works by Grifols, a big Spanish medical company. The other came as a politically fraught surprise. When Gri(...)

Chase Dellwo (26)  is recovering in hospital after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoved his arm down the animal’s throat. Photograph: Jo Dee Black/The Great Falls Tribune/AP

A hunter tracking elk in the Montana mountains said he fended off an attacking grizzly bear by shoving his arm into its throat to induce a gag reflex(...)

Wolseley led the drop, falling 12.5 per cent, after it forecast North American industrial markets will be challenging, and the UK heating industry will remain competitive. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Financial markets remained on edge after a rout Monday, as a rally in US stocks faded while gauges of European and emerging-market equities retreated.(...)