Irish-based payments network Payzone has sold its payments services business in Sweden in to the Nordic payment transaction services group Nets for an(...)

Tove Jansson in the 1950s. Photograph: Alf Lidman

New infants are celebrated wide and far but not every baby can claim to have been sketched by its artist mother within hours of being born. There are (...)

Screening process: the better Netflix can get to know you, the more likely you are to continue subscribing. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Depending on which Jungian theorist you talk to, there are between four and seven basic plots in fiction. For example, Christopher Booker’s Seven B(...)

Samuel Beckett Bridge: Dublin City Council is working with IBM on a project analysing transport within the city

It’s difficult to find a hard and fast definition of what exactly a “smart city” is. For simplicity’s sake, smart cities could be described as urban a(...)

Dublin did not feature in the top 10 most expensive places to have a city break. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dear old Dublin did not make it into the world’s top 10 most expensive places for a city break, according to the annual cost comparison study publishe(...)

From left: British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte take a boat ride with Reinfeldt handling the oars in a lake at Reinfeldt’s summer residence Harpsund, south-west of Stockholm, Sweden. during an evening break in their talks on EU and the the new European Parliament.

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte flies to Dublin today for talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the appointment of the next European Commission president(...)

“It’s never too late for new beginnings” is presumably what 62-year-old Chrissie Hynde had in mind when she decided to release her solo debut. The Pre(...)

Dublin Airport is having a bumper year, with passenger numbers for the first quarter up by 7 per cent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Busy skies It looks like it’s going to be a bumper year for Dublin Airport. Almost 5.9 million passengers came through the airport in the first f(...)

Documentary award recipient Malik Bendjelloul posed at the annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles last year. Bendjelloul died in Stockholm yesterday. Photograph: Phil McCarten/Reuters

Malik Bendjelloul, the director of Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, died yesterday evening in the Stockholm area, police said. He wa(...)

Danish chef Rene Redzepi, the co-owner of Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards were announced last night in London. Here is the full list of this year’s winners. You can read Catherine(...)