Ikea is offering a free kit  to consumers who bought 27 million of the furniture items above specific heights. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Safety watchdogs have warned of the dangers of Ikea chests of drawers and wardrobes after two children were killed when they fell on to them. The US c(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne: the longstanding “living wage” campaign, encouraging big employers to pay more than the statutory minimum, has gained traction. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

The 2015 election was an almost unmitigated disaster for Ed Miliband and the UK Labour party. Yet there was one significant success – an intellectual (...)

Forsyth Park in Savannah. Photograph: Adam Kuehl for The New York Times 6:07

Some of Savannah’s best-known attractions – mossy cemeteries, old mansions, ghost tours – give the misleading impression that the city is a macabre(...)

Ikea may have blazed a trail with self-assembly design, but the newest designer trend, Meccano build-it-yourself furniture, takes the original boys to(...)

Customers will  be able to make purchases from a limited range of products to take home on the day

Ikea plans to trial a new small-format store in Britain as it seeks to extend its reach across the country, the world’s largest furniture retailer sai(...)

 It’s likely the only way rates will fall  to a level enjoyed by our European counterparts – despite the efforts of Government – is if new entrants come in. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Against a background of increasing pressure from the Government to bring Irish mortgage variable rates into line with European competitors, banks are (...)

‘I ran out of room in the attic years ago.’ Photograph: Getty Images

My wallet is s strange place. It’s hard, if not virtually impossible, to find any money in it. Do I have all my money tied up in tech stocks and co(...)

‘Horse Fair at Goresbridge’, an oil on canvas by Peter Curling is estimated at €20,000-€25,000 at de Vere’s auction

After successful sales at Adam’s and Whyte’s, the last of the “big three” summer art auctions in Dublin takes place on Bloomsday at de Veres. Viewing (...)

 Nicolas Hulot, the French president’s envoy, said there was a new awareness on the part of the world’s two biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Photograph: Frederic Stevens/Getty Images

When asked what is at stake in next December’s COP 21 conference on global warming, Nicolas Hulot quotes a participant at a recent climate change gath(...)

Metaio augmented reality has been used by Ikea. The firm has been bought by Apple

Apple has acquired an augmented reality software firm, whose investors include Dublin-based Atlantic Bridge. Metaio’s technology merges real-world i(...)