Chiquita shareholders will vote on the merger on Friday while Fyffes shareholders will vote next Monday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Efforts by Fyffes to conclude a proposed $1 billion merger with Chiquita Brands to create the world’s biggest banana company received a boost yesterda(...)

The International Space Station. Photograph: NASA

The latest invention to come out of Trinity College Dublin is helping the International Space Station solve an everyday situation that becomes slight(...)

The head offices of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in Quebec. The ISS report comes as Allergan’s largest shareholder, hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, is urging the Botox maker to sell itself to Valeant. Photograph: Reuters/Christinne Muschi

Prominent investor shareholder advisory firm ISS called on Allergan to give its shareholders a chance to vote on any large, buyout-blocking acquisitio(...)

The International Space Station. Photograph: NASA

Dublin may not be the most obvious place in which to hold a gathering of astronauts and scientists who intend to discuss procedures on board the Inter(...)

Skytek chief executive Dr Sarah Bourke: “Weather conditions in space can wreak havoc on earth in the same way as hurricanes and tornadoes can damage physical infrastructure but we do not have the same understanding of them.” Photograph: David Sleator

Dublin-based space technology firm Skytek has launched a new weather division to monitor solar storms and other threats. The new division will provide(...)

The new commander of the International Space Station, Col Douglas Wheelock, included a photograph of Ireland by night which he had previously taken from the window of the ISS.

The former commander of the International Space Station (ISS), Chris Hadfield, set the bar high for his successors when it came to taking an in(...)

Dermot O’Leary: presenting ‘Live from Space: Lap of the Planet’

In what will either prove an unmitigated disaster or a might-as-well-give-up-now moment for its rivals, Channel 4 is popping out to space this Sund(...)

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield speaking at the Convention Centre Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s new tourism ambassador, Cdr Chris Hadfield, has seen more of his adopted country than any Irish person has. Sixteen times a day for five mon(...)

Chris Hadfield, former Commander of the International Space Station photographed in Dublin Airport last month. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Former International Space Station (ISS) commander Commander Chris Hadfield has agreed to become a tourism ambassador for Ireland. Cmdr Hadfield, who (...)

A still  taken from a YouTube video of Commander Chris Hadfield performing a cover version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. Photograph: Commander Chris Hadfield/YouTube

Former International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield captured the attention of the world with his use of social media. He was in Ireland ove(...)