nJames Sheehan: ‘Ford is where I learned to really question how one approaches business

Having grown up in Cork, headquarters of Ireland’s Ford Motor Company operations, James Sheehan was well aware of the opportunities a career with Ford(...)

The Connected cast (from left)  Alanna Diggin, Nicole McQuillan, Elayne Harrington, Venetia Quick, Anna Ryan and Kate McGrew 3:26

A young woman from Tralee struggling to cope with her dad’s death. A performance artist going home to Ohio to tell her folks she’s now a stripper i(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan told ‘The Irish Times’ private schools funding “will feature in budgetary discussions”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Seven fee-paying schools are in discussions with the Department of Education about abandoning “private” status amid renewed claims the Government’s dr(...)

European Commission president elect Jean-Claude Juncker gestures as he addresses the media on the attribution of portfolios to the Commissioners-designate at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

The incoming head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, unveiled an EU executive team today that handed key economic responsibilities to Fr(...)

Phil Hogan who was named as the EU’s next agriculture commissioner today. Photograph: Collins

Phil Hogan has been named as the next EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, marking the second time Ireland has secured the post foll(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton who said today  the Government was working to provide young people with work and training options. Photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said youth unemployment is a “very important issue” and that the Government was working hard to provide young people with pos(...)

‘The Ukraine crisis has also prompted Ireland’s fellow EU neutrals Sweden and Finland to take a significant step closer to Nato membership in signing agreements to allow Nato deployment and training operations on their territory.’ above, The first session of the Nato summit  in Newport, south Wales. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

In truth Nato owes Vladimir Putin. Big time. While the alliance’s members would much rather he had not sent troops into Ukraine, in doing so, the Russ(...)

Military members from Nato countries that have had service members wounded or killed during operations hold flags of their nations prior to a moment of silence at the start of the Nato summit. Photograph: Alain Jocard/EPA

Amid the growing chill with neighbouring Russia, Finland and Sweden have agreed to tighten their ties with Nato. The decision of the two non-members (...)

Members of the Army and Defence Forces marching through O’Connell Street as part of the Commemorations to mark the 90th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Good progress has been made by the defence forces in introducing policies which respect gender equality, diversity and anti-bullying strategies, accor(...)

 Michael McKillop of Ireland wins the mens 800m T38 final during day two of the IPC Athletics European Championships at Swansea University Sports Village. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Reigning double Paralympic and World champion and world record holder, Ireland’s Michael McKillop has added a European title following a commanding pe(...)