The crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 is seen near the northern Mali town of Gossi. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed 118 people on board, French(...)

Cathal O’Connell: “The BMI brand has huge heritage, over 70 years of heritage.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Two years ago, Cathal O’Connell was facing a task that many were bluntly telling him was impossible. He and a small team in East Midlands Airport in B(...)

Joachim Pfeiffer: said of Ireland “there were bubbles in the real estate sector, there were bubbles in the banking sector and all of this was home-made”.Photograph: Maxwell’s

Ireland has “no chance” of securing a deal on its legacy bank debt, one of the most influential figures in German politics has told The Irish Times.J(...)

IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard: “Advanced economies are still confronted with high levels of public and private debt, which act as brakes on the recovery.”  Photograph: EPA/Alex Cruz

The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its outlook for global growth, blaming a “weak first quarter” in which the US economy contracted and “(...)

Dan Harris claims to be 10 per cent happier after five years of searching for something that would calm the yammering in his head. Photograph: Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Buddhists believe that if you are really in tune with yourself and able to live in the moment, all these wonderful thoughts and sounds zing in and (...)

DAN CROLL It’s time for Dan Croll’s fantasy festival. Where would you hold it? Somewhere with the natural landscape for it, maybe the Minack Th(...)

Astana Pro Team’s Vincenzo Nibali (centre) sits inside the peloton before his fourth stage win.  Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Vincenzo Nibali claimed his fourth stage success of the 101st Tour de France to all-but seal overall victory. Nibali (Astana) added victory on the 145(...)

Ireland’s  participation in UN  peacekeeping missions, has allowed the Defence Forces access to the technical information necessary to achieve inter-operability with other   states  –  on patrol on UN mission in East Timor in   1999. Photograph: Conor O’Clery

Each time there has been a referendum on an EU treaty predictions have been made in some quarters, that a no vote would end our neutrality. They were (...)

Ireland: Dublin18: €900,000 Sherry FitzGerald

France, Tarn Thirty-six acres of parkland, woodland and meadow come with this 19th-century maison de maitre, gite and outbuildings. The main h(...)

File photo  of a Ryanair plane landing. Photograph: PA

Ryanair is awaiting the outcome of 14 other European Commission investigations into claims it is receiving illegal state aid from some of its airport(...)