You won’t hear a better album made by a lad from Sweden and a lad from Malawi this year. Flippancy aside, “Makes A King” is the most intri(...)

London think-tank Open Europe says: “Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the geographic proximity and high levels of trade, our modelling suggests that Ireland would be hit the hardest.”

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union could be more costly for Ireland than it would be even for the UK itself, according to an economic s(...)

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

Tomas Tranströmer, who has died aged 83, was a Swedish poet and Nobel prizewinner known for a body of work in which shrewd metaphors were couched in d(...)

Petrobras headquarters in Rio de Janeiro: the Brazilian oil group’s share price dropped 43 per cent last year. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

One of Sweden’s largest investors has pledged to take direct legal action against Petrobras, becoming the third large investor to seek damages individ(...)

Sigrid Rausing In Dublin this week.  “If you fund human rights you have to take a neutral, disinterested view of politics, and you have to recognise that human rights abuses occur on the left and the right.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Walking through Dublin on my way to interview one of the world’s wealthiest women, I disturb a flock of pigeons under a railway arch. The birds fly(...)

Mark English with his 800m silver medal from the European Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There’s very little eating Mark English. A bronze medal last year in the European Championships, one colour better this year in Prague with a silver (...)

A pig making an effort. Happy April fool’s day. 1:21

There is a long and storied history of April’s fools day jokes. Some are brilliantly believable, others, well, perhaps less so. Below are some of o(...)

Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian regularly admits to being haunted by the idea of becoming irrelevant.Photograph:Cyril Byrne

Is Ireland’s humble ready-meal about to get a French makeover? Swiss-Irish food giant Aryzta is in talks to buy a 49 per cent stake in the French food(...)

Shop Talk: Craft toys

There’s a shop full of furry, mohair cuddliness nestled in the foothills of Slieve Rushen, Co Cavan. The first sign that you’ve entered somewhere u(...)