A law passed last year by Spain’s government is wooing foreign entrepreneurs by  requiring them to have little more than a government-vetted business plan, health insurance and enough money to support themselves while living in Spain.

Last year, after more than a decade in Silicon Valley, Stacia Carr helped sell the company she was running and went looking for a change of pace. “The(...)

Coleraine-born actor Bronagh Waugh as Sally Ann Spector, unwitting wife of serial killer Paul Spector, in series two of The Fall. Photograph: BBC/Helen Sloan

Serial killer drama The Fall returns to RTÉ for a second series this weekend, with the first episode going out on RTÉ One after the finale of a succes(...)

Many families living modestly will have to come up with a lot more cash to make ends meet.

During his fourth budget speech, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announced that a new universal social charge (USC) rate of 8 per cent was to a(...)

Farmaphobia at Causey Farm, Meath

Transylvanian terrors Fancy a free fright? Boo! Seriously though, Romanian Holidays is offering free excursions to super spooky Bran Castle in (...)

The dual hits of water charges and property tax will take the annual net gains for even the biggest budget beneficiaries to less than €100

Irish families could be better off by more than €800 next year once all the budget changes announced yesterday are totted up.However, before burning t(...)

This afternoon’s Budget is expected to be the first since December 2007 that has not been an emergency or austerity measure. Photograph:  Ints Kalnins/Reuters

This afternoon’s Budget is expected to be the first since December 2007 that has not been an emergency or austerity budget with cuts totalling billion(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: Sources said his  intervention led to a heated discussion at Cabinet. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has warned his Cabinet colleagues key Coalition health reforms may be put at risk unless he is given a “realistic” (...)

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators defied tear gas and pepper spray to occupy the city centre, as police undertook the biggest crackdown since the city returned to Chinese rule. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protests today and baton-charged a crowd blocking a key road in the government di(...)

A protester holds up placards which reads ‘occupy central’ and ‘civil disobedience’ in front of a line of riot police outside government headquarters in Hong Kong last night. Photograph: Reuters

Hong Kong riot police used pepper spray to disperse protesters around government headquarters today, fuelling tension ahead of a planned sit-in by pro(...)

Hozier: no theatrics, no posturing

One day in spring this year, Andrew Hozier-Byrne was walking down Parliament Street in Dublin with his guitar case. He had just returned from an Am(...)