Former Florida governor Jeb Bush serving coffee to military veterans in Johnston, Iowa, to mark Veterans Day. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

They know all about winnowing fields in Iowa, this agricultural state in America’s heartland. Many Republicans are waiting for the party’s large field(...)

Presidential candidate Donald Trump, Senator Marco Rubio and Ben Carson during the Republican Presidential Debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Donald Trump clashed with rivals, former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Ohio governor John Kasich in the Republican Party’s fourth presidential debate (...)

 High flier: Jonathan Nicol, chief executive  of Stratajet, at the Web Summit  in  Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

While many a start-up entrepreneur is dreaming of deals at the Web Summit, one has venture capitalists knocking on his door. The founder of Stratajet(...)

Ryanair rose by 3.2 per cent after a strong set of results in the six months to the end of September. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The Iseq rose by 1.1 per cent as European shares had a positive start to the week after business surveys from around the euro zone beat expectations.(...)

Republican presidential hopefuls Ben Carson and Donald Trump during a party debate. Photograph: Frederic J brown/AFP/Getty Images

Ben Carson has placed first in a recent national Republican presidential primary poll, pushing Donald Trump into second place for the first time since(...)

Whitewater shopping centre: top 10 tenants account for over 52 per cent of the income

With the ownership of Dundrum Town Centre now finally settled the stage has been cleared for the sale of Ireland’s largest regional shopping centre, t(...)

Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump (left) and Jeb Bush high five during the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump drew fire from rivals during the party’s second presidential debate over his campaign insults with Carly Fiorina, (...)

An attendee at the Microsoft Ignite technology conference walks past the Hewlett-Packard (HP) logo in Chicago. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Hewlett-Packard, which is splitting into two listed companies later this year, said it expects to cut another 25,000 to 30,000 jobs in its enterprise (...)

Computer maker Dell is to invest $125 billion in China over the next five years, its chief executive Michael Dell has said. Photo: Getty Images

Computer maker Dell will invest $125 billion in China over the next five years, its chief executive said on Thursday, as the company continues to expa(...)

 Hewlett-Packard: the company’s split,  aimed at making them more responsive to market changes, will also  make each division more vulnerable to swings in demand. Photograph: Paul Yeung/Reuters

Hewlett-Packard issued a profit forecast that fell short of estimates, hurt by slumping PC sales that underscore the challenges facing the business wh(...)