Guest speaker at the 2015 Student Summit Patrick Hamilton Walsh (left) with Greg O’Donoghue, vice president for welfare at the Union of Students in Ireland. Mr Hamilton Walsh spent several years travelling the world while documenting his trip with a mobile phone. That adventure eventually led him to Sweden where he has been helping develop the image-sharing platform PicHit

It’s wise to say it quietly but one positive outcome of the recession is a growing shift in mindset amongst the country’s nascent generation of profes(...)

Porsche’s new, smaller Panamera will draw on the looks of this concept car

Porsche has plans not only for a four-door saloon smaller than the current Panamera, but is also plotting to take that model (so-far dubbed the Pajun,(...)

Tell me, do you Strictly? I have to admit to a particular addiction to the BBC Saturday night dancing extravaganza. Perhaps it’s the fact that it eats(...)

The stock has climbed 31 per cent this year, valuing the company at €114 billion. Picture: Getty Images.

Volkswagen’s first-quarter operating profit jumped 17 per cent, beating analysts’ predictions on growth at the Audi and Porsche luxury-car divisions a(...)

Ferdinand Piech: was left with little option but to put his own head in the noose he had fashioned. Photograph: Frank Leonhardt

After two decades as Volkswagen’s uncrowned and mercurial emperor, Ferdinand Piëch has resigned as group chairman after losing a boardroom battle wi(...)

Next SLK will go front-drive and become an Audi TT rival

Mercedes is planning to utterly change its SLK model as it seeks to convert its convertible into a rival for Audi’s TT. The SLK has, since its origina(...)

VW’s key players Wolfgang Porsche and Ferdinand Piech.

The power struggle at Volkswagen escalated over the weekend, as a rift emerged between the Porsche and Piëch families that control the carmaker and(...)

 Chinese President Xi Jinping:  crackdown on  decadent bourgeois pastimes and luxury lifestyles. Photograph: EPA/FENG LI

Once banned as a decadent bourgeois pastime by chairman Mao Zedong, golf enjoyed a brief purple patch during the heady days of the noughties boom, but(...)

 Investec’s  Conor McCarthy has already raised about €15,500 for the Peter McVerry Trust, Temple Street children’s hospital and the Marymount hospice in Cork. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Conor McCarthy, director of Investec’s corporate finance division in Dublin, is in for an extremely tough few days, beginning tomorrow.No, he’s not tr(...)

Niamh Fahey wants a crack at playing the game full time and Chelsea are more than happy to help make that dream come true. Photograph: AP

Close your eyes and imagine for a moment the type of south London suburb where a club like Chelsea might choose to have their training ground and you (...)