BMW’s  Concept M4 GTS previews a powerful and exclusive special model

The Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance has evolved from being a weekend beano for the well-heeled classic car owners of California into a major, global (...)

Investor Klaus Hommels at his venture capital firm, Lakestar, in Berlin: “We won’t be afraid to back start-ups with high valuations if we can accelerate their growth.” Photograph: Robbie Lawrence/ The New York Times

Klaus Hommels has invested in some of Europe’s most successful start-ups. That includes the music-streaming service Spotify and Klarna, a Swedish onli(...)

 Barry Corcoran (39),  from Wicklow Town, who was last seen on the morning of  July 6th last in Ballyfermot. Photographs:  Colin Keegan/Collins

No trace has yet been discovered of a man who went missing at the beginning of July. Barry Corcoran (39), from Wicklow town, was last seen in Ballyfe(...)

Grieving relatives of the crashed  Trigana Air ATR 42-300 plane wait for information at the crisis centre in Jayapura on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An Indonesian passenger plane that crashed with 54 people on board in Papua province was carrying cash worth around $470,000 for remote villages, a po(...)

Prof Richard Wool, who has died aged 67, emigrated to the United States after graduating from UCC in l969 and went on to become an internationally ren(...)

Gucci owner Kering said on Tuesday that the weak euro and strong dollar were likely to boost revenue this year but could hit margins in the first half(...)

François-Henri Pinault, who took over the Kering business from his father in 2006. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Since September, at least nine senior executives have left businesses controlled by French billionaire François Pinault. The latest came this month, w(...)

Dortmund’s charismatic manager Juergen Klopp with his players in front of the Südtribune prior to their Champions League clash with Arsenal.

Once you’ve been to a certain number of football stadiums they begin to blur into each other, but something about the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund bre(...)

Paul O’Connell, Rob Kearney and Tommy Bowe in Ireland’s new home and alternate kits. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Canterbury and the IRFU unveiled the new home and alternate kits that the Irish team will wear for the next six years, beginning with the Guinness Ser(...)

 Costa Rican jerseys much sought after at World Cup. Photograph: Mast Irham/Epa

Costa Rica have been a World Cup revelation, reaching the quarter-finals for the first time and their success has proved an unexpected bonus for Lott(...)