Gail Kilroy , Monkstown, Co. Dublin  with her favourite Louis Vuitton bag.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Gail Kilroy (above) Mother of four  Girls find boys at 12, I found bags. A denim rucksack in Tenerife was the start of it. Now as(...)

 Apple Australia managing director Tony King told the government inquiry: “I have never been to Ireland on business.” Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Apple Australia managing director Tony King has told an Australian government inquiry into corporate tax avoidance that he has “no idea” what a ta(...)

Andrew Rudd: a chef, event organiser, author, TV and radio presenter, his three-piece suit  is €680 and shirt €120, both  from Reiss. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Andrew Rudd Rudd (40, above) is a chef, event organiser, author, TV and radio presenter. “I tend to wear waistcoats quite a bit with jeans, a n(...)

Born a British subject in a malarial tropical backwater in 1923, Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore, who has died aged 91, created one of (...)

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Lee Kuan Yew, who died last week aged 92, was one of Asia’s most remarkable leaders of the 20th century. As prime minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1(...)

The State funeral procession of late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore. Photograph: Alphonsus Chern/EPA

Grieving Singaporeans were joined by world leaders on Sunday to pay their final respects to the country’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, as the (...)

People pay their last respect to the body of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew lying in state at Parliament House in Singapore. Photograph: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images.

Thousands of Singaporeans queued on Wednesday to pay their last respects to former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who lay in state at Parliament Hous(...)

Financial centre: Dublin still plays host to a huge funds industry, with the value of Irish-domiciled funds put at €1.3 trillion. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin’s standing as a global financial hub enjoyed something of a bounce in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI). The city jumped 18 pla(...)

Paying tribute at a Singapore community club yesterday following the death of Lee Kuan Yew. Photograph: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Tributes were paid by world leaders yesterday to Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who led the city state for more than three decades, follo(...)

 Student chef Cormac Withero, from GMIT, is celebrating after winning the opportunity to travel to Spain to take part in a prestigious culinary programme. File photograph: Getty Images

One of Ireland’s finest student chefs is celebrating after being awarded a place on the prestigious Spanish Gastronomy Programme. Cormac Withero from (...)