Domino’s Pizza: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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TODAY Results: Hasbro; M&T Bank; Morgan Stanley; Sanmina. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Feb); US Chicago Fed national activity index (...)

End of the road: Belfast-Waterford-Dublin-Waterford-Belfast, over the course of four days. By the end I was deaf, my left leg had developed a cramping twitch and my wallet was sucked dry by the 25mpg thirst.

If they’ve put up a special museum exhibit all about you, it probably means you’re old now. I wonder if that’s how the late, great Nelson Mandela felt(...)

Ikea’s food business managing director Michael La Cour  improved his day last week by tucking into some veggie balls at their official launch in Ikea’s Brussels store. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir
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  Image of the week: Ikea’s veggie balls Here’s a new entry to the Ikea vocabulary: Grönsaksbullar. They are the vegetarian or “veggie(...)

Standing in the dock of Newtownards Magistrates Court, 25-year-old Matthew Gillard was charged with kidnapping his partner, false imprisonment by holding her against her will, common assault, assaulting a police officer and driving dangerously

A Belfast man accused of kidnapping his partner, allegedly drove at an off-duty sergeant who tried to save her, a court heard on Thursday. Standing in(...)

Striking workers and union representatives on the picket line at Dunnes Stores on Henry Street, Dublin, last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:04

Almost exactly 25 years ago, I was talking to the trade union organiser Peter Cassells, then general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. (...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, DC . Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US employers added the fewest jobs in more than a year in March amid signs the economy was starting to take strain from a strong dollar and lower oil (...)

Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian regularly admits to being haunted by the idea of becoming irrelevant.Photograph:Cyril Byrne

Is Ireland’s humble ready-meal about to get a French makeover? Swiss-Irish food giant Aryzta is in talks to buy a 49 per cent stake in the French food(...)

David O’Loughlin is charged with killing Liam Manley by putting him into a rubbish chute at a Cork apartment block in May 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man accused of murdering a 59-year-old homeless today told a court that he never intended for the man to die when he put him in a refuse chute in hi(...)

Dariusz Rejniewicz of Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin but originally from Poland, pleaded guilty  to handling stolen property at McDonalds on Grafton Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A former Google employee has been given a suspended sentence for trying to sell a stolen laptop back to his colleague.The laptop was stolen from a wor(...)

Halfords has been seeking a CEO since January, when Davies announced that he planned to step down to join Tesco as head of the supermarket company’s UK operations.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Halfords Group Plc hired the head of McDonald’s UK operations as its new chief executive officer, ending a near three-month search for a successor to (...)