Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England. Photograph: Simon Dawson

House prices in Dublin continue to rocket and the hand-wringing about where it will all end has gone up a notch. The question as to whether there real(...)

Thousands of overseas visitors who had bought tickets to see Garth Brooks have been arriving into Dublin Airport today.  Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The money for more than three-quarters of the tickets for the cancelled Garth Brooks concerts in Croke Park has been refunded, Ticketmaster has said. (...)

Andy Murray is set to continue his ground-breaking partnership with French coach Amelie Mauresmo. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Andy Murray is set to continue his ground-breaking partnership with coach Amelie Mauresmo. The pair initially teamed up just for the grass-court seaso(...)

 Workers on strike at the Greyhound Recycling and Recovery buildings at Knockmitten Lane as replacement workers operate the waste collection trucks. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The trade union Unite has given €10,000 to support workers at the Greyhound waste recycling firm who have been on strike for more than a month.The wo(...)

The longest line at the Farnborough International Airshow last week was for a model aircraft. In the absence of the F-35 Lightning, the colossally exp(...)

In a word

Recently I noticed a hole in a pocket of an older and so precious pair of jeans. Over time I realised this was very useful. It meant I was soon traili(...)

Dermot Desmond offloaded two million shares in Canadian-listed Mountain Province Diamonds. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dermot Desmond has sold, for about €7 million, part of his stake in a company that co-owns one of the largest diamond mines in the world. The b(...)

 Widi Yuliono  shows photographs of his relativesJohn Paulisen (Top-L), Yuli Hastini (Top-R), Arjuna Martin Paulisen (L) and Sri Paulisen (R) who are victims of the Malaysian Airline flight MH 17 plane disaster in eastern Ukraine, at his home  in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia. Photograph: Mohammad Ali/EPA

The Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down over eastern Ukraine was carrying 298 people from at least 10 countries.Here is a breakdown of the nati(...)

Having a ball . . . taking a jump against US artist Kurt Perschke’s sculptural installation at Spanish Arch yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it a “sculptural installation?” The words on several lips at Galway’s Spanish Arch yesterday as an enormous inflat(...)

President designate of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Prof Frank Murray called for Government to significantly increase minimum alcohol prices “as a matter of the highest priority”, something he said would have “immediate and substantial” benefits.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland needs to “turn off the tap of cheap alcohol to some of the most vulnerable individuals” in society, the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Publi(...)