A ruined street in the al-Katerji district of Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

For four years, Sami lived with the daily sound of mortars rattling his fourth floor apartment in Damascus. “Every day, every hour, people were dying(...)

Competition on the railways

Airline competition has proved effective in lowering airfares, pleasing customers and ensuring that Ireland retains a strong transport link with the t(...)

One of the shops in the migrant camp known as the new Jungle in Calais, France. Photograph: PA

The situation in Calais, with thousands of people attempting to enter Britain through the Channel Tunnel, is the latest manifestation of the migration(...)

Westin in Dublin: a Starwood hotel

InterContinental Hotels (IHG) has held early-stage talks with Starwood Hotels & Resorts over a union to create the world’s largest hotel group, ac(...)

Google only strips sensitive links from European versions of its search engine. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Google will disobey a formal notice from France’s privacy watchdog, which has demanded the company extends Europe’s “right to be forgotten” online aro(...)

Joseph Curtin of the IIEA pictured speaking at the Leadership From in Climate Smart Agriculture held in the RDS on Thursday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland needs to develop its agricultural sector to be climate smart but also economically rewarding to farmers and to food producers, a new group has(...)

Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella: Ireland among the ‘more generous’ countries in accepting refugees.  Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella has praised the Irish response to this year’s Meditteranean migrant crisis. Speaking to the Italian parliamentary(...)

A file image showing Iarnród Éireann taking delivery of a new intercity railcar carriage in 2011. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Train unions representing staff in Iarnród Éireann have said they will strongly oppose proposals put forward by the EU Commission that the contract to(...)

Olivier Herbert and Miquel Ballester Salva of Fairphone, the Dutch company that aims to offer customers a phone made with the fairest possible components.

On average we look at our smartphones 110 times a day. Despite – or perhaps because of – this, most of us look but don’t see what we dig out of our po(...)

The cuts have been uneven, varying hugely between Tullamore and Galway. Photograph: Getty Images

There is a saying that a nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest and most vulnerable members. This reflects poorly on our governme(...)