Ash Senyk owner of Run Logic. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times
Best newcomer: Run Logic

Best newcomer Run Logic Run Logic is a sports store-cum-cafe that sells everything you need to run from industrial strength sports bras to seriousl(...)

Downward curve: Western Australia is seeing a slowdown in mining. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

The number of Irish people returning to live in their native country last year was a lot lower than many anticipated. Just 12,100 Irish moved back in (...)

In Brisbane: Richard Donovan with wife Patricia and son Michael. They will all be back in Tipperary in September.

Richard Donovan had always wanted to see Australia, so when activity at the civil-works company he worked for began to slow, in early 2008, it seemed (...)

A  Syrian migrant runs after crossing under a fence as he enters Hungary, at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, August 27th, 2015.  Photograph:  Reuters/Bernadett Szabo

In Alfonso Cuarón’s film Children of Men, set in a dystopian 2027, women can, for some mysterious reason, no longer can have babies, and societies aro(...)

 Performers at the Galway International Arts Festival. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The old cliché of the welcoming Irish has been reinforced by a new travel survey which places three of our cities in the top four for global friendlin(...)

Irish-born Alan Joyce, chief executive officer of Qantas,  has led rapid turnround in the financial performance of the airline

Qantas Airways’ chief executive Alan Joyce has had his total pay packet grow by nearly 300 per cent last year to almost A$12 million (€8 million) on t(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: the  combative academic was sacked as finance minister last month after alienating euro zone counterparts with his lecturing style and divisive words. File photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

Yanis Varoufakis will not take part in “sad” elections expected next month in Greece and will instead focus on setting up a new movement to “restore d(...)

The first ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ novel has been made into a major film that took in more than $570 million worldwide

An Australian woman who helped publish Fifty Shades of Grey was ordered by a US judge on Wednesday to set aside $10 million (€8.8 million) for a Texas(...)

Eamon Ó Cuív: In July 2010 the island was officially handed over to Cork County Council on behalf of the Department of Justice by then minister for social protection. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Work is under way on a €5 million redevelopment of Spike Island off the coast of Cork. In July 2010 the island was officially handed over to Cork Co(...)

The Paddy Power website. Paddy Power and Betfair Group plan to merge in a deal that creates the world’s biggest publicly-listed online gaming company. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Paddy Power can trace its roots back to when a young draper’s assistant, Richard Power, set up his own bookie’s pitch at Tramore races in Co Waterford(...)