Sligo fiddler Oisín MacDiarmada, a driving force of Téada, has long had a reputation for balancing the intricacies of a tune with a deeply expressive(...)

Raids where  employees with access to large sums of cash are forced to hand over money while family members are threatened were popular among criminal gangs in the 2000s, but have since become less frequent. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Thursday’s kidnapping and connected robbery in Dublin marks the first time in more than a year that any high-profile event of such a nature has occurr(...)

     Bank of Ireland   group chief executive Richie Boucher:   says he has  made clear his desire to lend to businesses to support the growth of the Irish economy.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish property has been hot, hot, hot with international investors for some time now. This has been largely driven by sale portfolios by various banks(...)

Green Griants: by E Freya Williams. Price: €29.99

Sustainability has come a long way in a decade. Once seen as a negative thing, sustainability is increasingly being recognised as a source of advantag(...)

US-owned Lloyds Pharmacy group is reportedly lining up a €40-€50 million takeover of Sam McAuley Chemists. Photograph: Alan Betson

According to the Sunday Times, the US-owned Lloyds Pharmacy group is lining up a €40-€50 million takeover of Sam McAuley Chemists. It is one of the la(...)

Amam, a 17-year-old refugee from the Syrian town of Latakia, shouts after his sister and mother were detained by Hungarian police outside the railway station in Budapest on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban travels to Brussels on Thursday for talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker as the refugee (...)

Green party leader Eamon Ryan has criticised Fine Gael’s four MEPs for not voting in favour of a European Parliament committee of inquiry into the Lux(...)

Vodafone climbed 3.7 per cent yesterday after reporting a smaller drop in service revenue than analysts had predicted. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

The pain of the markets in January moved a little further into the distance yesterday, with stocks generally stronger as investors prepared for the fu(...)

 Malala Yousafzai adjusts her headscarf  in London after  receiving the RAW (Reach All Women) in War Anna Politkovskaya Award in London last week. Photograph: Reuters

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, won the European Union’s annual human r(...)

Malala Yousafzai giving a speech after she received the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award for 2013 at a ceremony in the Mansion House Dublin last month. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage activist shot in the head by the Taliban last year for campaigning for better rights for girls, has won the Eu(...)