Indiana senate president David Long (left) and house speaker Brian Bosma during a press conference at the Capitol in Indianapolis. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Getty Images

Republicans stepped back from Indiana’s “religious freedom” law as state lawmakers moved to change the legislation amid uproar that the anti-gay stat(...)

Jenna Morris trims Nick Bonora’s hair at Bernadette’s Barbershop in  Lafayette, Indiana.  The store is one of several that display a sticker stating: “This business serves everyone.” Photograph: Nate Chute/Reuters

The national uproar over new religious freedom state laws has shown how the conflict between defenders of religious liberty and opponents of discri(...)

Telecoms engineer produces maps showing the particular coverage area for phone network “cells”, carried on phone masts  through which phone calls are made.

A childhood friend of Graham Dwyer gave evidence at the Central Criminal Court of a night out they had in July 2011.Toll records tracing the movements(...)

Mobile market: the European Commission approved the acquisition of Telefónica Ireland (O2 Ireland) by Hutchinson 3G (H3G). photograph: steve parsons/pa wire

The merger of the second- and fourth-largest mobile network operators in Ireland will now go ahead after the European Commission approved the acquisi(...)

Mark Hutchinson left school at the age of 18 and began to work in the family business started by his father Creighton in 1971. Now 36, Hutchinson (...)

 Enda Coughlan of Clare and Waterford’s Liam Ó Lonáin. Photograph: Inpho

CLARE 2-8 WATERFORD 2-8 Waterford and Clare played out a draw in front of 1,768 spectators at Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday evening. Cla(...)

In one of the most significant high-quality investment sales this year, three office bloc(...)

Carphone Warehouse on Grafton Street: sold for over €6.5 million

Property values are rapidly recovering on Grafton Street, according to the latest sale of a prominent retail building on the street. Iri(...)

Chatham Street shops: four of the eight shop units with overhead apartments off Grafton Street which are due to be sold in the next few weeks. photograph: nick bradshaw

Three Dublin office blocks and a row of shops with overhead apartments on Chatham Street, off Grafton Street, are among the latest tranche of inves(...)

JACK FAGAN Commercial Property Editor A wel(...)