Travel: booking a trip could take a lot less time dealing with a human expert than scouring internet sites. Photograph:  REUTERS/Jason Reed

It’s unfashionable to admit this in the age of Expedia, Priceline and other do-it-yourself online tools, but here it is: I miss travel agents. The in(...)

One  complainant said a claim that French toast  with maple syrup was ‘healthy’ appeared to be misleading.

A suggestion that French toast with maple syrup might be a healthy option and a blood splattered film poster are just two of the ads which recently fe(...)

Sota, aka Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro’s “social talker” robot
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Image of the week: Robot talk Under the motto “making a future with robots”, the International Robot Exhibition 2015 has been taking place this wee(...)

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(...)

Gains at Airbus  and Renault  helped European stocks record their best month in more than six years yesterday.  Photographs: Pascal Rossignol.

European stocks recorded their best month in more than six years yesterday, buoyed by gains at carmaker Renault and aircraft maker Airbus while inves(...)

Ryanair sees providing price comparisons as essential if it is to avoid becoming dependent on third-party websites, like Skyscanner

Ryanair aims to take on the online travel companies with a new website that will offer its 100 million annual passengers flight price comparisons, che(...)

People used to scoff at the idea of working 9 to 5. Now we can but dream of it. Working within such tight time limitations and with little sense of au(...)

William Hubbard, president of the American Bar Association photographed in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The American legal system is going through a significant shift – and lawyers who don’t believe it are in for a shock, according to the president of th(...)

Despite any nefarious connotations associated with gambling, as well as the resulting comparisons people might make with its recent decision to go full-crypto, the Isle of Man has nonetheless chosen to dip its toes into another financial area which still has questions to answer.

While bitcoin is attractive because of its inherent decentralised nature, it has struggled to be perceived as a legitimate currency, given the lack of(...)

Google: the US search engine commands even more of the market in the EU than in the US. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The European Commission’s charges against Google’s shopping service mark a dramatic escalation of an inquiry into the company’s search business that s(...)