The  Range Rover Evoque convertible SUV is displayed during the Los Angeles Auto Show. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The show may not have been the busiest in terms of new metal heading for Irish roads, but there is a scramble among carmakers for US market share a(...)

New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer is calling time on tipping across his 13 restaurants in favour of higher wages for all staff, funded by significantly higher prices on all his menus.  Photograph: Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images

I don’t tip because society says I have to. All right, if someone deserves a tip, if they really put forth an effort, I’ll give them something, a litt(...)

Take me to this River: Nicola Walker and Stellan Skarsgard in the most intriguing crime drama on TV this year

It’s rare that the final episode of a drama is as brilliant as the first, but everything about River (BBC One, Tuesday) this week is pitch perfect. T(...)

The Caterpillar job losses announcement on Wednesday is the latest blow for its workforce in the North which has been subject to a series of savage job losses over the last three years.

Caterpillar, the American engineering group, is to cut a further 100 permanent and agency jobs in Northern Ireland as two other local manufacturers ha(...)

“The proposal to run down the truck tyre factory in Ballymena has been made in light of the significant downturn in demand for truck tyres in Europe since the financial crisis of 2007, which has seen the market decrease by over 5 million tyres,” Michelin said.

Michelin, the French tyre group, has confirmed plans to close its factory in Ballymena by 2018 with the loss of 860 jobs. Michelin Tyre said on tuesda(...)

The Michelin Eating Out In Pubs guide recommends 590 pubs across the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales which are selected for the quality of their food.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Thirty-two Irish pubs in 15 counties north and south of the border have been recommended by the the 2016 Michelin Eating Out In Pubs guide. The(...)

The entrance to the restaurant Loiseau des Ducs in Dijon, France. Photograph:  Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

An amateur French restaurant reviewer has been fined several thousand euros after writing a scathing take on a local eatery that had not even opened y(...)

Thornton’s Restaurant at the Fitzwilliam Hotel on St Stephen’s Green. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A woman has claimed she was unfairly dismissed from award-winning Thornton’s Restaurant in Dublin for being pregnant. Chef Kevin Thornton, whose rest(...)

A few weeks ago I trekked up a weedy unpromising slope into a magical place. It’s the NCAD Community Garden where I met a philosopher composter. Al(...)

I’ve a friend who still gets misty-eyed at the memory of potato skins with salmon, prawns, hollandaise and spinach. It was a dish on the menu at wh(...)