Matthias Müller, the new chief executive of Volkswagen AG, promised to make VW “an even stronger company”. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Switzerland has banned sales of Volkswagen Group cars with outdated emissions systems in the wake of the test-rigging scandal. Thomas Rohrbach, spokes(...)

Owen Killian CEO of Aryzta: awarded RDS gold medal for industry last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

There was a time when Aryzta boss Owen Killian could do no wrong. Back in the 1990s, he transformed the Irish Agriculture Wholesale Society (IAWS) – a(...)

Bridal Vail fall in the spotlight

We are two brothers, early 60s, going on a cruise for the first time. We travel in October with MSC from Barcelona to Miami, over 18 days. We stop (...)

Martin Winterkorn, chief executive officer of Volkswagen: “I’m very sorry, I’m utterly sorry. The violations of these diesel motors by our company go against everything that Volkswagen stands for.” 1:35

Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn has issued another apology over the firm’s cheating on emissions tests. It came as the firm admitted up t(...)

Frank Gannon: “We’ve  had help from many of the Irish professional players including Rory McIlroy, Paul McGinley, Pádraig Harrington and Des Smyth”

There’s nothing like having a personal guide to get the best out of a city or tourist attraction. Now golf enthusiasts can get the same treatment in (...)

I love the magic, the promise and the muddy-fingered industry of planting flower bulbs in autumn. Not only does it feel like an expression of hope,(...)

Danish retailer Tiger offers an Ikea-style lineup of oddball products. It is opening three new stores a week. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

An Ikea-style line-up of oddball products including mustachioed wine-openers and fruit-shaped flip-flops has fueled the global expansion of Danish ret(...)

Ikea in Dublin. The company has reported record full-year sales

Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, reported on Thursday an 11 per cent increase in fiscal full-year sales to a record €31.9 billion. The Sw(...)

Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio  reads Pope Francis’s details on the marriage annulments reforms. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

The Holy See has released two new papal decrees intended to make it faster, easier and less expensive to obtain a marriage annulment. Based on the rec(...)

President Barack Obama will officially restore Denali as the name of North America’s tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley. Photograph: National Park Service/Tim Rains/Reuters

President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America’s tallest mountain, siding with the state of Alaska in en(...)