New EU rules  allowing member states to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified crops in their territory have been formally adopted by the European Council. File photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

New EU rules that would allow member states to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in their territory have moved a step(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories .We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabulous weddin(...)

A passenger aircraft, operated by British Airways, a unit of IAG  , passes above an Airbus A320 passenger aircraft, operated by Aer Lingus Group  , as it prepares to land at Dublin Airport. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

British Airways-owner International Airlines Group upgraded its 2015 profit forecast by more than 20 per cent, after reporting a slightly better than (...)

Warring parties in Spain

The annual State of the Nation debate in Spain, which concluded yesterday, is usually a robust affair. And the claims made, especially by the prime mi(...)

Dingle marine biologist Kevin Flannery examines the Bearcat fish which resides in the Artic region. Mr Flannery has been awarded with an honorary MSc from UCC for his work on Irish marine life. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

He is more often seen holding some bug-eyed denizen of the deep, but on Thursday Kevin Flannery exchanged the pier-side for academia to accept an hono(...)

Shoppers  in central Madrid: Spain’s economy grew  throughout 2014,  outstripping most forecasts. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

The Spanish economy’s growth accelerated at the end of last year on the back of increased consumer demand, lending credence to the government’s cla(...)

China saw a rise of 70 percentage points in the ratio of corporate and household debt to GDP between 2007 and last year. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty

Balance sheets matter. This is the biggest lesson of the financial crises that have rolled across the world economy. Changes in balance sheets shape t(...)

Opel’s new lineup of diesel-engined cars, but  have the improved models come too late for a market that is returning to petrol-powered cars?

It did feel a trifle odd, I must admit. Usually when a car maker has something new and whizz-bang to show us, we get shuttled off to somewhere warm an(...)

Ireland, Cork:  €120,000, McCarthy and McGrath Auctioneers
Take Five for €120,000

McCarthy and McGrath Auctioneers is seeking €120,000 for this three-bedroom house in Midleton, Co Cork. We find similarly-priced properties around th(...)

‘If you miss your flight it becomes a travel agency. If you lose your passport it is the consular office. If you are unlucky enough to need a doctor or hospital, that is arranged in double quick time.’

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the entr(...)