Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, on Wednesday increased its dividend by more than expected and forecast higher revenues and profits in 2016(...)

Real Texas Chili and Classic GuacamolePhotograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ah, the 1980s. The decade when Tex Mex hit Ireland for the first time. And it took the country – or maybe it was just me – by storm. In fairness(...)

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow with Russian president Vladimir Putin.  The rift between the western and eastern branches of Christianity dates to the Great Schism of 1054. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/EPA

Pope Francis will stop in Cuba on his way to Mexico next week to hold a historic meeting with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Va(...)

An Aedes aegypti mosquito  in a laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2nd, 2016. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

A new method to render male mosquitoes infertile by nuclear radiation could help reduce populations of insects carrying the Zika virus linked to thous(...)

The idea that  Trump could carry Republican hopes and lead the party of Abraham Lincoln into November’s election  is now a very real prospect. If he wins in the Iowa caucuses next Monday, it could be difficult to stop him. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

Cast your mind back seven months to that moment Donald Trump descended that escalator at Trump Tower into the presidential race to the strains of Neil(...)

Linda  and Andrea who got  married at Stresa on Lake Maggiore, Italy. Photograph: Silvia Cardia Photography,silviacardia.com

Linda, a civil servant from Co Longford, was celebrating a friend’s birthday in Café en Seine one night in April 2012 when she met financial analyst (...)

Fumigating to prevent dengue, chikunguya and Zika virus at El Angel cemetery, in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Martin Mejia/AP Photo

Pregnant women are being advised to consider postponing travel to areas affected by Zika amid global concern at the spread of the mosquito-borne virus(...)

Brian Hanley, co-ordinator with the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas, and Bishop John Kirby , ICPO chaiman,  in  Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The man stood in the arrivals hall in Dublin Airport, feeling euphoric, but also lost, one of an increasing number of Irish people who are deported ba(...)

A man fumigating a house in Mexico City, Mexico as part of the country’s campaign against the Zika virus. Photograph: Mexican Secretary Office of Health/EPA

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its travel warning to another eight countries or territories that pose a risk of infe(...)

Dublin nail salon Tropical Popical, which gained global recognition thanks to Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan

‘We wanted more than nails. We wanted to have the craic agus ruaille buaille too. So we went out of our way to find some outrageously talented nail a(...)