‘We noticed that we had no hot water’

In June, a reader called Liam was cold-called by Bord Gáis with an offer to service his boiler for €99. “I accepted, and an engineer duly called to(...)

Jon Matonis: [Running the foundation is like] “going downhill in a go-cart trying to keep the wheels on.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Bitcoin Foundation’s executive director, Jon Matonis, travels the world to promote the virtual currency as a replacement for traditional money.(...)

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TODAYResults: 1st United Bancorp; Hasbro; Liberty Global; Publicis Groupe.Meetings: Irish social enterprise conference (Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin).I(...)

Myles Lee, chief executive of CRH.  The company had a poor day on the Dublin stock exchange yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Stocks were generally a touch stronger yesterday, as investors took comfort from Federal Reserve nominee Janet Yellen’s comments on taking care not to(...)

 Volkswagen gained 5 per cent to €183.50 after posting quarterly earnings before interest and taxes that jumped 20 per cent to €2.78 billion, exceeding average analyst estimates. Photograph:  Matthias Rietschel

European stocks were little changed at a one-week high, while the FTSE 100 index of London-listed blue chips nudged up to a five-month high, as invest(...)

I ’m getting ready to tee off on the third in Elm Pork and there’s something that I need to say to Chad, my American friend from my J1 summer in Ocean(...)

Lying on the floor of a basketball court, having been sent tumbling by a younger player who schooled him on a dunk, Hikmet Ersek decided it was(...)