A cast iron Hong Kong post box is seen with British royal cipher in Central District, Hong Kong, China, October 2015. Photograph: Alex Hofford

Hong Kong is currently grappling with one of the key identity issues that post-colonial territories, including Ireland, all have to deal with – what d(...)

Greek yogurt and honey: Greece won an international court case recently to protect the names of   Greek yogurt and feta cheese as distinctly Greek products

In 2012 Michael Noonan said that Irish people knew little of Greece except for the feta cheese on supermarket shelves. Condescending though the remark(...)

A Retail Ireland conference has heard that consumers will soon have to wait no longer than an hour for online purchases to arrive on their doorstep. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Consumers will soon have to wait no longer than an hour for online purchases to arrive on their doorstep, a major retail conference in Dublin heard ye(...)

Pearse Doherty: “We will stop water charges and abolish the family home tax.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has claimed that Taoiseach Enda Kenny is trying to distract politicians and media by toying with the idea of a November election. The party (...)

And injured man and boy in Dhamar province, Yemen, are treated in hospital following a rocket attack on a village. At least 25 people were killed in the strike which villagers said was probably carried out by Saudi-led coalition jets. Photograph: Reuters

Three brothers preparing to get married were killed in a rocket attack alongside at least 22 other people in southwest Yemen on Thursday, residents re(...)

The federation believes up to €100 million a year could be generated across all sports by extending tax reliefs to current projects.

The Federation of Irish Sport (FIS) has called on the Government to restore sports funding to pre-crash levels. The umbrella group for sporting bodie(...)

 Lidl, which has 143 stores and three distribution centres in the Republic, already pays staff better than most of its rivals.

Lidl has become the first Irish supermarket chain to sign up to the Living Wage Campaign, pledging to pay staff a minimum of €11.50 an hour. The meas(...)

Investment solutions firm Brewin Dolphin has said that the world’s developed economies need to spend 60 per cent more than total spent in last 18 years. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government’s €27 billion capital plan falls short of what experts believe developed countries will need to spend on infrastructure over the comin(...)

Kevin Doyle as Elvis and Paul McNieve as Bono at Dublin’s Got Talent charity event hosted by estate agent Savills

Following on the success of its Ireland’s Got Talent charity event last year, Savills is gearing up to raise €100,000 for its charity partners when(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers addresses the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central on Wednesday. Photograph: PA

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has warned of the possibility of a return to British direct rule if the Stormont House talks fail to reach a succe(...)