Photo released by the Fulton County sheriff’s office shows  Doris Payne (85) following her arrest for shoplifting. Photograph: Fulton County sheriff’s office/EPA

An 85-year-old international jewelry thief was back behind bars on Tuesday, charged with stealing a pair of $690 (about €764) earrings from an Atlanta(...)

John Collison of Stripe who was the International and Overall winner at the awards ceremony last night in Citywest last night. The event took place in front of an audience of over 1,500 people and was broadcast live on UTV Ireland and UTV. Photograph: Maxwells

John and Patrick Collison, the boy wonders of Irish technology, have won this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Their online payments p(...)

James Stafford:  took over his family’s coal-importing business, transforming it into a major player in the coal market. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The businessman and art collector James Stafford, who has died aged 70, was a leading figure in the Irish business world in the 1970s and 1980s, who l(...)

The biennial Frankfurt motor show is massive, easily the most vast of motor shows, with the combined halls measuring more than 1.6km in length

It’s time to get your skates on for the biennial Frankfurt motor show, and that’s not just a cheery turn of phrase – the show is massive, easily the (...)

Yvonne Craig, the original Batgirl has died. Photograph: Len Trievnor/ Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Actor Yvonne Craig, best known for playing Batgirl in the original 1960s Batman TV series, has died aged 78. Craig also starred in Star Trek as Marta,(...)

Feel the Chicago wind in your hair Guests at the recently opened Virgin Hotel in Chicago can experience the world’s hottest electric car, the Tesla SP(...)

Michele Ferrero, the late owner of the Italian confectioner that makes Nutella and other chocolate sweets. Photograph: STR/EPA

Michele Ferrero, Italy’s richest person and owner of the Ferrero Group, maker of Nutella spread and Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs, has died aged 89(...)

A girl holds a gun in a truck just prior to a rebel attack in July 2003 outside Monrovia in Liberia. The UN believes arms dealers used HSBC accounts. Photograph: Chris Hondros/Getty

It was a scene of incredible carnage. In July 2003, a recently re-armed rebel group, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, resumed its tw(...)

Mai Geldof, who has died aged 105, was the last surviving sibling of four born to Zenon, a Belgian chef and restaurateur, and Amelia Geldof, the young(...)

Brian Comer: Operates on a deceptively simple rule of thumb that if something is for sale in a top city at significantly less than it cost to build, it’s a deal. Photograp: Ken Lennox

Luck and timing count for a lot in the property business as Brian Comer knows only too well. In 1992, whilst driving to work with his older brother(...)