A wall painting for Daniel Ortega’s 1996 election campaign. The Nicaraguan president, whose current term is due to run until 2016, has since changed the constitution to enable perpetual re-election (and, with it, perpetual immunity). Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

If it’s true that the people get the government they deserve then, judging by the past 20 years, Central American voters need to examine their conscie(...)

 Howard Millar, Ryanair’s former deputy chief executive, joins advisory board of Irelandia. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Former Ryanair deputy chief executive and financial officer Howard Millar has been appointed to the advisory board of Dublin-based Irelandia Aviation.(...)

Smythson, a very British brand whose famous past fans include Katharine Hepburn, Sigmund Freud and Hardy Amies, has an Irish design director with s(...)

 People taking part in the anti-water charges protest march, in O’Connell Street, Dublin, earlier this month. Photograph: Eric Luke

The debate triggered by recent water charge-related incidents has focused attention on the scope and limits of our entitlement to protest. The startin(...)

Tony Mangan at Machu Picchu in Peru

Friday afternoon, driving down the N11, trying to find the man who has run around the world. Because if Tony Mangan is for real he must be at least se(...)

Operating profits at Shannon Foynes Port were up by a third in 2013 to €4.1m

Shannon Foynes Port is gearing up to begin recruiting commercial operators to new deepwater facilities.It is planning to develop the facilities to ca(...)

Viva is understood to be eyeing opportunities in Costa Rica, Peru and Ecuador

Viva, the airline brand backed by the family of the late Tony Ryan is embarking on a major expansion drive in Central and South America. The group, w(...)

Bank of England and Royal Bank of Scotland banknotes: a yes vote in Scotalnd’s independence referendum could have major consequences for sterling

The Clydesdale Bank’s purple-hued £20 note bears the image of Robert the Bruce on its front and New Lanark, a 18th century village built by philanthro(...)

The third album by Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor treads a well-trampled path. Soul-pop from the 1960s plays a more prominent role in the Sheffi(...)

Between the City of London and the theatres of the West End lies One Aldwych in Covent Garden. It is a plush five-star hotel located between where big(...)