The Caimi Brevetti display at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in April. Photograph: Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

The Milan furniture fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the biggest and most important in the world, is not for the faint-hearted. It was bigger t(...)

 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said the announcement by Kellton Tech that it is establishing its EMEA HQ in Drogheda,  is a major boost for the North East and for regional plans generally. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The irish Times

Global IT company Kellton Tech is to establish its EMEA headquarters in Drogheda, Co Louth, creating 100 jobs over five years. Kellton Tech enables b(...)

At the Madikwe Game Reserve. Photograph: Getty

‘Welcome home”; a South African man in a neighbourhood market takes my hands and, beaming, welcomes me back to the place where all of humankind began(...)

A design by Tado studio, inspired by London

1 “It’s pronounced jif, not gif” So say Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader, although they don’t explain why. The graphics interchange format was cr(...)

Tenants in Junction One include Lidl, Homebase and BLM Bargains

The Banbridge-based Lotus Group and real estate management firm Tristan Capital Partners have acquired two of Northern Ireland’s largest retail parks (...)

Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim waves to the crowd after cutting down the net after defeating the Virginia Cavaliers in the championship game of the midwest regional of the NCAA Tournament at the United Center. Photograph: Dennis Wierzbicki/Usa Today Sports

When the USA basketball team made its publicity appearance at the London Olympics in 2012, members of the media jostled to get within ear-shot – and s(...)

Robin O’Donnell: ‘I am a complete antiques nut and love everything old. Cars would be my weakness’

Robin O’Donnell, chief executive of Hibernian Antiques Fairs, Limerick. I organise some 30 antiques and art fairs at hotel venues throughout Ireland (...)

Nike’s popular running shoe brands such as Lunar, Free and Flyknit as well as basketball brands such as Jordan and LeBron helped drive North American sales, which rose 13 per cen

Nike, the world’s largest footwear maker, reported quarterly revenue that missed analysts’ estimates as a strong dollar hurt sales from some of its ov(...)

Applegreen: results today
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TODAY Results: Applegreen; Aryzta; Lennar. Meetings: Freelance Forum (Buswells Hotel, Dublin); Innovation Summit (Dublin Business School, Dublin). I(...)

Maria Sharapova promoting Tag Heuer watches: Of the estimated $30 million that Sharapova earns each year, about $23 million comes from sponsorship and endorsement deals

It was a classic Maria Sharapova power play: it had control, pace, pinpoint accuracy and judicious spin. When the world’s wealthiest woman athlete sp(...)