Singapore: one of the 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook six hot spots for business. Photograph: EPA/Wallace Woon

Record quarter for top American airline carriers The four major American carriers are rubbing their hands with glee following a record -breaking secon(...)

London skyline: property in the city is among the most expensive in the world. Strong property law and looser restrictions on foreign buyers than some other international locations make it an attractive place to bury cash in assets that will hold their value. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA

Britain on Tuesday said it would clamp down on the use of “dirty money” to buy up expensive properties, promising to expose the owners of anonymous fo(...)

Jurys Hotel in Ballsbridge pictured in 2005. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Ulster Bank has chosen a consortium including Joe O’Reilly’s Chartered Land as the preferred bidder for the Ballsbridge hotel sites that were acqui(...)

US navy crewman points to a computer screen purportedly showing Chinese construction on the reclaimed land of Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photograph: US navy/Handout/Reuters

China is close to completing a 3,000m-long airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new (...)

 Indonesian rescuers and military personnels examine the wreckage of the crashed C-130 military airplane at the crash site in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photograph: Dedi Sahputra/EPA

Indonesia’s president promised a review of the country’s ageing air force fleet and a defence modernisation drive on Wednesday, as the death toll from(...)

Firemen and security forces attempt to extinguish the fire surrounding the wreckage of an Indonesian military transport plane after it crashed in the North Sumatra city of Medan, Indonesia on Tuesday. Photograph: Irsan Mulyadi/Reuters/Antara Foto

More than 100 people are feared dead after a military transport plane ploughed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia, i(...)

Mama Lou: If she had kept her job in human resources at Axa financial, it would have all been so different

  A joyful circus full of performers and artists told the story of her life in a funeral celebration set to the Rocky soundtrack, with a s(...)

Marc de Faoite: ‘Sometimes I have to pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming, but it’s real alright.’

I live on a tropical island. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming, but it’s real alright - the white sandy beaches, the coconut pa(...)

Bruce Schneier: “We’re all open books to both governments and corporations; their ability to peer into our collective personal lives is greater than it has ever been before”

A decade ago, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties cautioned that the mobile phone was in essence, the equivalent of a personal tracking device, reco(...)

John McCarthy: “When we started, we had anticipated the vast majority of our merchants would be in the EU, but in January, it turned out that a large portion of our merchants were based in the US. We also have merchants from Japan and Singapore and Bolivia and they’re complying with this regulation.”

Kerry-based digital tax company Taxamo is to help non-EU-based online sellers comply with rules obliging them to pay VAT based on the buyer’s locatio(...)