Ahmad Fakhry (left) and Cian Corcoran are the duo behind DesignGoat, the team behind some stylish ways to drink coffee and intriguingly experimental eating experiences

“We started the company in 2011 after we graduated from NCAD. I’d met Cian in third year and we decided we wanted to do something,” says Ahmad Fakh(...)

Rescuers and police help an injured person at  the Justice Palace in Milan, Italy, after a man opened fire in a courtroom.   Photograph:  Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA 1:11

A defendant in a bankruptcy proceeding in Milan’s main courthouse has shot and killed three people connected to his case, police say.Claudio Giardiell(...)

 La Repubblica reported yesterday that Apple Italia was listed as a “consultant” for Apple Ireland, thus enabling the US colossus to transfer its Italian earnings to Ireland. Photograph: AFP

Italian media reported yesterday that Apple Italia “transferred” €879 million of profit earned in Italy between 2008 and 2013 to Cork-based Apple Sale(...)

On the morning after his acquittal in the so-called “Rubygate” trial, 78-year-old former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is reportedly ready to reassume full time political activity. Having won one case, the Rubygate trial,Photograph: GIUSEPPE CACACE/Getty Images

On the morning after his acquittal in the so-called “Rubygate” trial, 78-year-old former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is reportedly ready to reass(...)

An audit into HSE operations has identified overpayments to staff in three regions worth almost €3 million.

An audit into HSE operations has identified overpayments to staff in three regions worth almost €3 million. In 2013, the report says, no repayments ha(...)

Annie Atkins: “I was born in Wales, though my Mum’s Irish. Dad was a graphic designer and from the time I was little, I wanted to be one too.”

Annie Atkins, graphic designer From writing death warrants for Henry VIII, to forging CIA documents, to making a new kind of biscuit, Dublin-b(...)

Mark Moriarty prepares a dish under the watchful Stephen Gibson (Pichet), Neil McFadden  and Marc Amand (La Rousse Foods) back in 2012. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Mark Moriarty’s home economics teacher, Brian Dooley, told him he should start at the top if he wanted to be a chef. “So I drafted a letter with my m(...)

Greece’s Alpha Bank AE rallied 17 percent. “Today is a huge relief for the banks, which are a big part of the index, because part of the story is that they will be kept afloat,” said analyst Jean-Paul Jeckelmann Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

European stocks surpassed their recent highs as Greece won tentative approval for a four-month extension from euro zone ministers.The news was follow(...)

Right to left: Martin McVicar and Robert Moffett of Combilift, Tom Kelly of Enterprise Ireland,  Richard Bruton, Heather Humphreys, Senator Joe O’Reilly, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Seán Conlan and . . . Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin! Photograph: Photobomb

At first glance, it looks like yet another PR picture for the Taoiseach and his jobs minister. Enda Kenny and Richard Bruton were in Monaghan yesterda(...)

Tom Tierney, coach of Ireland women, as well as Glenstal Abbey and Cork Constitution, says it has taken a lot of work to fit them all into his schedule. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

You may remember Tom Tierney. Heading off to Australia for the 1999 summer tour that gave us Brian O’Driscoll the Garryowen scrumhalf seemed destined(...)