‘Moving home to Ireland felt like going back to basics. We had to set everything up from scratch again.’

Our family had a great lifestyle in Singapore, but we always knew we would move home. So last year we did, after 12 years in Asia. I will always lo(...)

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix. Photograph: Reuters

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton to pole for Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes returned to form in qualifying. Hamilton was denied the chanc(...)

Robots are seen in a factory in Shanghai. Activity in China’s factory sector unexpectedly shrank to a 6-1/2 year low in September, raising fears of a sharper slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy that could spell more turmoil for financial markets. Photograph: Aly Song/Files/Reuters

Flagging demand dragged China’s giant factory sector into its sharpest contraction in 6-1/2 years in September, a private survey showed on Wednesday, (...)

Myles na gCopaleen aka  Flann O’Brien aka Brian O’Nolan. File photograph: The Irish Times

When Brian O’Nolan died, almost 50 years ago, his writing career was dismissed by one influential critic as a “ruin”. But if it remains a ruin, half (...)

Enda Flanagan, Aaron Hannon, Paul Flynn and Robert Grimes, all from St Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co Mayo

Irish students will be battling it out with the pick of the globe’s up-and-coming motor racing enthusiasts in Singapore in two weeks’ time. The F1 in (...)

The couple were married on June 26th, in a humanist ceremony, in the walled garden of Trudder Lodge, Co Wicklow.

Hilary O’Hagan (32), head chef at 3FE coffee and owner of Blas Catering company, and Conor Brennan (33), a music technology lecturer at IADT Dún La(...)

They were married in July in an outdoor humanist ceremony, in Kinsale, Co Cork.

Róisín (31), a legal recruiter who grew up in Ardclough, Co Kildare met Welshman Greg (34), director of his recruitment business, in London, where (...)

Brent is on   track for its fourth straight monthly decline, having risen in only two of the past 14 months.  Photograph: David Karp/Bloomberg News.

Oil prices fell in Asia on Monday as traders took profits, snapping gains last week that saw the biggest two-day rally in six years. Brent crude futu(...)

Naomi Algeo, who lives in London, says she was “disheartened” by a recent JobBridge advertisement offering just €50 on top of the dole for a qualified clinical psychologist.

Two days after her grandmother’s funeral last January, Naomi Algeo (24) emigrated to London to take up her first permanent job as an occupational t(...)

Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside the Erawana shrine in central Bangkok

The bomb that devastated the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok recently can be expected to have an effect on an economy previously seen as almost invu(...)