Innovating to attract the best graduates is becoming more important for companies. Photograph: Getty Images

If you are an employer determined to turn a college campus upside down to shake out the best graduates and persuade them to come and work for you, set(...)

Ecstasy, the trendy drug of the 1990s, has come back in fashion in recent years.

Ecstasy tablets have doubled in strength over the past decade, but have remained steady in price, according to a major report from a Dutch research in(...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel with Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu after visiting a refugee camp in Turkey late last month. Photograph: Steffen Kugler/EPA

The announcement by the European Commission that it has provisionally backed visa-free travel for Turkish citizens marks the latest stage in the EU’s (...)

The European Court of Justice has upheld an EU law that allows for standardised cigarette packaging and bans the advertising of e-cigarettes.  Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

The European Court of Justice, Europe’s highest court, has upheld an EU law that allows for standardised cigarette packaging and bans the advertising (...)

Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair, speaking at the Creative Minds: Creative Disruption Economic Conference in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Michael O’Leary has said Ryanair is on course to overtake Easyjet as the biggest UK carrier by the end of the year. In tandem with plans to positio(...)

Luas strike: Crowds of people wearing suits and runners with rucksacks on their back and coffees in hand decided the fastest way to get to their destination without the tram service was on foot.  File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

It was traffic chaos around Dublin as the Luas services came to a stop for a 10th day as part of the pay dispute. But as the car horns beeped and bus(...)

James Connolly addressing a meeting of about 8,000 people in Union Square, Manhattan, New York City on May Day, 1908. Photograph: Library of Congress

The death of James Connolly in the 1916 Easter Rising was an incalculable loss to Irish socialism as he was succeeded by a labour leadership that was(...)

Anheuser-Busch InBev earnings before interest, tax and depreciation rose to $3.46 billion. Analysts expected $3.74 billion. Photograph: Reuters

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, reported sales and profit growth that missed analysts’ estimates on weakness in Brazil, one of its t(...)

A makeshift camp near Idomeni and close to the Greek-Macedonian border: how “honoured” are these “guests”? Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP

The Greeks have the same word for “stranger” and “guest” – xenos. Why? Because the arrival of a foreigner inevitably triggers the instinct and obligat(...)

‘The government was wrong to back down on Irish water,’ Denis O’Brien said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Businessman Denis O’Brien criticised the proposal to suspend water charges which has formed a central part of Fine Gael’s deal with Fianna Fail to for(...)