Dr Phil Kelly, Teagasc Food Research programme, Moorepark, addressing the 600 delegates from 32 countries at the International Dairy Federation’s Dairy Science & Technology Symposia 2016 in Dublin recently.

Dublin played host to the International Dairy Federation (IDF) conference for the first time last month. The conference brought together hundreds of i(...)

Michael John Shinnick

Michael John Shinnick, who has died of cancer at the age of 62, was the former chief scout of Scouting Ireland for nearly seven years, during which he(...)

Angel Gurria, secretary general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): the OECD’s report suggests global FDI increased by 25 per cent to $1.7 trillion in 2015. Photograph: Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images

Foreign direct investment (FDI) among top industrial countries almost doubled last year with large inflows recorded in Ireland, the Netherlands, Switz(...)

In a major coup for Dublin, Marija Aslimoska of Parfumarija has secured the rights to sell products from one of the oldest and most famous pharmacies in the world, Santa Maria Novella in Florence

Florentine Fragrances In a major coup for Dublin, Marija Aslimoska of Parfumarija in the Westbury Centre has secured the rights to sell the fragrance(...)

In 2014, one in eight children in Ireland (11.2 per cent) were in consistent poverty. File photograph: Getty Images

Amid the upbeat headline figures in the latest Measuring Ireland’s Progress report are ominous indications of inequality and continuing high levels o(...)

A new book called Slow Fashion highlights the growing importance of sustainable fashion worldwide

SILK TO LOUNGE AROUND IN The Irish-based silk boutique Ethical Silk, founded by Eva Power, has just launched a new loungewear range made with eco-f(...)

Copenhagen built proper, one-way cycle lanes with kerbs separating them from pedestrians and motorists. Anything else, the Danes say, is a waste of time, money and effort. Photograph: Thinkstock

Kamilla stands on the Knippel Bridge spanning Copenhagen’s inner harbour, drinking coffee as the spring sun plays on the water below. At her side, th(...)

Construction continues apace in the City of London, April 18th, 2016. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

On the website of the Vote Leave campaign is a live sterling figure which slowly ticks upwards. One second it stands at £508,669,966,129, a moment lat(...)

A British Airways flight was struck by what is believed to be a drone as it came in to land at Heathrow Airport, according to police. Photograph: PA

Why are drones making headlines now? On Sunday, a British Airways flight was hit by what is believed to be a drone as it came in to land at Heathrow A(...)

Groundhog Day. Seven weeks on from the election. Another Thursday, another fruitless vote for Taoiseach. And the weary sense of déjà vu, of going thro(...)