The North’s Minister of Finance Simon Hamilton said of the Osborne offer: “It’s disappointing it isn’t a final decision”.Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

Power over corporation tax is “not a good candidate for devolution” to the Northern Ireland Executive, the highly respected London-based Institute f(...)

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix and the F1 Championship at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters

Lewis Hamilton won his shootout in the desert with Nico Rosberg in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to win his second Formula One world championship.Hami(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: said the acquisition would boost the Irish group’s ability to drive the North American construction market to energy-efficient insulated panels.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Insulation specialist Kingspan is poised to buy a Canadian rival in a €109 million deal.The Irish group said yesterday it has agreed to buy the build(...)

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Adrees Latif

Lewis Hamilton became the first British driver since Nigel Mansell in 1992 to win five races in a row when he won the United States Grand Prix last ni(...)

 Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes  drives during practice ahead of the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas  in Austin, Texas. Photo:  Mark Thompson/Getty

Lewis Hamilton hopes he does not run into a brick wall over the closing stages of the Formula One season – after feeling he has clambered over enough (...)

The shooting victim’s mother Kathy Cirillo watches members of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders carrying the casket of her son, Canadian Corporal Nathan Cirillo, after his regimental funeral service in Hamilton today. Photograph: Warren Toda/EPA 1:51

Thousands of mourners packed a church and lined the streets in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada today for the funeral of the soldier shot dead in last wee(...)

Included in Vue is ‘Facing North III (summer version)’ by Oliver Comerford, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that art fairs have quietly taken over the art world. Commercial galleries, even those in prime internationa(...)

Rapidly dissolving: David Tennant and  Rosamund Pike in What We Did on Our Holidays

You deserve some sort of honour if, as a creator of comedy, you devise a technique so solid that it can translate from TV to film without losing an(...)

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the qualifying session at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore. Photograph: Xavier Galiana / Reuters

Lewis Hamilton pipped title rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by just seven thousandths of a second after a nail-biting qualifying session fo(...)

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are both determined to claim a win in Hungary this weekend that will put them in good spirits heading into Formula One’s summer break. Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Lewis Hamilton continued his long love affair with the Hungaroring by posting the fastest times in both Friday practice sessions ahead of the Hungaria(...)