Beyonce performs during the half-time show during the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in California on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Beyonce has confirmed she will perform at Dublin's Croke Park on July 9th this year, just over a month after Bruce Springsteen is due to take the sam(...)

Since leaving Ireland 14 years ago, Aonghus Kelly (pictured above with his girlfriend) has lived in New Zealand, Bosnia, and the UK, working as a prosecution lawyer on war crimes, organised crimes and terrorism cases.

I have been living away from Ireland now for 12 of the last 14 years. To paraphrase Dickens, it has been the best of times and the worst of times. (...)

Created in China, how China is becoming a global innovator by Georges Haouer and Max Von Zedtwitz

With concern rising about the economic health of China, this interesting and well researched look at how the global superpower is transforming itself (...)

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: local unions  see Clinton as the more electable compared with socialist senator Bernie Sanders, despite her new-found opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Photograph:  John Taggart/EPA

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, has been hitching her wagon to the American labour movement as she tries to corral votes awa(...)

The airline is also running new winter services from Dublin to Athens, Bologna, Murcia, Porto and Seville, as well more flights to Bucharest and Gatwick

Ryanair is backing Dublin Airport’s €250 million new runway plan, but does not want it to increase passenger charges to pay for the project. Dublin (...)

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and US ambassador to France Jane Hartley, pay tribute to the victims of November 13th terror attacks in Paris, at the Place de la Republique. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

The French writer and statesman André Malraux allegedly predicted that “the 21st century will be a century of religion or it will not be at all.” Th(...)

 Jurassic World: made by  US film studio Legendary Entertainment

China has flirted with Hollywood for many years now, keen to turn Tinseltown’s glittering appeal into box office gold as the Chinese film industry exp(...)

Wow Air chief executive Skúli Mogensen: the airline is already flying from Dublin to Logan Airport in Boston and Baltimore, via Reykjavik

Icelandic carrier Wow Air is considering using Dublin Airport as a base for expansion beyond its current market, according to its chief executive, Skú(...)

 Fergal O’Brien: “I don’t think China has slowed to such a degree that it is now a major risk for exporters.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

The risk to Ireland from the ongoing turmoil in China has been classified as “minimal” by several leading Irish commentators. They say Ireland’s ec(...)

A worker changes the word “million” to “billion”, indicating the new jackpot amount for the multi-state Powerball lottery jackpot, now the largest in world history, in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 11th January 2016.  John Amis/EPA

Americans rushed on Monday to buy tickets for a record $1.4 billion (€1.28 billion) Powerball jackpot, suspending disbelief despite miniscule odds th(...)