Botox is one of Allergan’s products. Photograph: Bloomberg

On Wall Street, financial engineering masquerades as vision. When it works, you get to be called the Oracle of somewhere or other. If it works for onl(...)

Best in Show, left, by Vinita Khemka from India, a winner at   World Flower Show 2014 at the RDS today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:33

The World Flower Show 2014 is under way in the RDS, with as many as 20,000 people hoped to attend. This is the first time Ireland has hosted the even(...)

Katie Taylor will fight in the European Championships in Bucharest. Last year the event was cancelled. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sometimes it seems as though Katie Taylor simply salted herself away after the summer of the Big Bang. Sometimes it feels like she appears on the skyl(...)

 A view of the Famine memorial in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

In 1877, a generation after the Great Famine, the historian AM Sullivan wrote that the people of the south and west mingled praise and blame in respec(...)

Business brethern: Warren Buffet, Michael Smurfit, Bill Gates, and Dermot Desmond

High point . . . (...)

Carlingford, Co Louth: €600,000, DNG Duffy
Take Five for about €600,000
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Ireland: Co Louth DNG Duffy is seeking €600,000 for this seven-bedroom h(...)

Neville Isdell: “I had thought about buying something in my homeland, but this wasn’t an emotional decision. Now is the right time to buy in Ireland.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Neville Isdell, the former chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola and the owner of the CHQ building in Dublin, leans on his walking stick, looks le(...)

 Mixologist Paul Lambert of Kinara Kitchen
Shaken and stirred

These days no trendy bar or restaurant can be without a list of cocktails. Mojitos and Cosmopolitans are still the most popular, but mixologists delig(...)

Jamie  Rohan: appointed managing director of Airspace Investments in December 2009.

Pretax profits at a property business synonymous with developer Ken Rohan has reported a 67 per cent rise in profit last year.Airspace Investments acc(...)

Jack MacGowan, Aer Rianta International chief executive. The company  earned a €27.4 million surplus last year from operating duty free outlets in Europe, Asia and North America

Duty free specialist Aer Rianta International (ARI) plans to double profits over the next five years to €55 million, according to its chief executive (...)