Security forces surround the Radisson Hotel during a hostage situation in  Bamako, Mali on Friday. Photograph: EPA 1:01

Malian security forces are hunting “more than three” suspects after a brazen assault on the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, m(...)

A Malian police officer stands guard in front of the Radisson hotel in Bamako. A UN official  was quoted as saying that peacekeepers aiding Malian soldiers had seen 27 bodies littering two floors.  Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako yesterday, killing more than 20 people after taking 170 hostages, including many foreigners(...)

Last year’s Irish Times cover for the Food Month Killer Sandwiches. Design a food-related front page for this year’s sandwich to win a great prize

To celebrate Food Month, online sandwich company A Killer Sandwich returns to The Irish Times building this year, with a specially created sandwich(...)

The former Findlater House office block on O’Connell Street is being converted into a 198-bedroom Holiday Inn Express hotel. It was bought in 2013 for €6.2m by the London-based Seraphine Hotel Group. The 1970s building was previously sold to developer Garret Kelleher in 2005 for more than €30m. Anglo Irish Bank provided funding, and the loan was subsequently transferred to Nama. Eircom occupied the block for many years. photograph: aidan crawley

It’s shaping up to be a record year for tourism, as the Central Statistics Office released visitor numbers for the first nine months showing an increa(...)

With a shared love of the Irish language, Ailis, a teacher in O’Carolan College, Nobber, Co Meath, and Stiofán, from Cootehill, Co Cavan, met in Au(...)

Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone

Another provincial hotel in receivership is to be sold at a fraction of its original cost. Selling agents CBRE is not providing any guide price for t(...)

Therese Dowling (right) with her daughters Janet and Joanne at Capital Glass on Lr Clanbrassil Street in Dublin 8. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

They are not technically glaziers, but there is little that the three Donnelly women who run Capital Glass in Dublin, along with operations manager(...)

  Indulgent hotels Capture a castle in Mayo Ashford Castle is synonymous with luxury and now that new owners, the Tollman family, ha(...)

A group of Irish investors in a Radisson Blu Hotel in Southern France launched a High Court challenge Tuesday against AIB bank’s threat to take over t(...)

The beach in Paris along the Seine between the Pont Neuf and Pont du Sully

Parisian summer and Rodin returns Paris has gone summer crazy with a 3.5km beach – above – along the Seine (between the Pont Neuf and Pont du S(...)