Armed Indian paramilitary soldiers from the Central Industrial Security Force keep vigil after the Solar Impulse 2 Plane landed at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Air Port in Ahmedabad, the main city of western India. Photograph: Getty Images

The first round-the-world solar-powered flight landed in India on Wednesday, the second leg of a 35,000km journey seeking to demonstrate that flying l(...)

Charlie Flanagan: Government  ‘strongly committed to  protection of domestic workers’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The former United Arab Emirates ambassador who was accused of treating three of his domestic staff like “slaves” has paid them compensation for their(...)

New GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail addresses the GAA’s annual congress at the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co Cavan. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Aogán Ó Fearghail began his term of office as the GAA’s 38th president on Saturday in his home county of Cavan. His first address as president was (...)

Ireland players (l to r) George Dockrell, Niall O’Brien, Ed Joyce, William Porterfield and Paul Stirling have a look at the square at The Gabba during their training session on Monday ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup game against the United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

From the seaside idyll of Nelson to the subtropical expanse of Brisbane, from temporary stands to the multi-coloured seats in the giant concrete bowl(...)

 The Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel, perched on the edge of a gorge in Oman
Winter escape to Oman
  • Travel
  • February 15, 2015, 06:00

To anyone used to swimming in Brittas Bay, or even the Mediterranean, the sea at Muscat will come as a shock. It isn’t cold, it isn’t warm, it’s ho(...)

Exxon Mobil:  will reduce its share buyback programme in the first quarter by more than half to $1bn. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Exxon Mobil’s quarterly profit fell 21 per cent as weak oil prices took a toll, but results topped Wall Street expectations due to tax benefits and a (...)

Star Alliance Rooftop Lounge, Los Angeles International

The Wing at Hong Kong International Cathay Pacific bills its first-class lounge, The Wing, as the world’s most exclusive balcony. With g(...)

An Iraqi Airways aircraft lands at Baghdad International airport on Tuesday: Airlines from at least three countries suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an aircraft operated by budget carrier Dubai Aviation Corp, known as flydubai. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Six airlines from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Lebanon suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an airplane operated by budge(...)

The Ebay offices in Dundalk. Photograph: Alan Betson
Dates for your business diary

TODAY Results: Thorntons. Meetings: 2015 World Future Energy Summit (to Thurs, Abu Dhabi, UAE). Indicators: Euro zone current account (Nov); UK Rightm(...)

 Justin Slattery on board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing adjusts trim in the staysail as winds build along the Iranian coastline during the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Road Race. Photo: Matt Knighton/Getty

If the Iranian Naval Patrol had any issues with us, we certainly never saw sight nor sound of them at the weekend as we departed on leg three of the V(...)