Ford’s Le Mans challenger makes most F1 cars look effete.

A good friend of mine made an interesting comment this morning. I’ve asked my wife for some free time this weekend to sit down and watch the Le Mans 2(...)

An undated image of the Ford factory in Cork. In 1984, the company announced 800 of its 1,000 employees would lose their jobs.

The announcement of the closure of the Ford factory in Cork in January 1984 with the loss of 800 jobs took taoiseach Garret FitzGerald by surprise, ac(...)

President Ronald Reagan and Ms Nancy Reagan during their visit to Ireland. President Reagan is drinking a pint of Guinness in the Ronald Reagan pub in Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

It was a time when a Labour party in coalition with Fine Gael took a kicking in European elections, two cases involving the deaths of babies shook the(...)

The  computer has an intact motherboard,  a vintage keyboard and monitor. Photograph: Bonhams

A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs’ garage in 1976 has sold for $905,000 dollars (€717,000) at auction in New York Ci(...)

Irish-American property and sports billionaire Frank McCourt at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. Photograph: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

Nestled inside the historic Horse Guards Parade is a beautiful arena which is the setting of the eleventh leg of the 2014 Longines Global Champions(...)

Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen predicted the iPhone would not succeed. Now, the business guru explains, it was disruptive after all; the market disrupted was for laptops rather than mobile phones. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

Last week, I described the responses of music and book publishers to digital technology. The evolution of these industries illustrates the “innovator’(...)

Google’s prototype driverless car

Thanks to renewed government and legislative efforts, British roads may be bumper to bumper with autonomous cars sooner than you might expect. Whet(...)

Mexican telecoms billionare Carlos Slim also believes retirement should be later.

Carlos Slim’s proposal that we work a three-day week sounds crazy. But many, in 1922, thought Henry Ford crazy when he announced that his staff would (...)

Beijing traffic: car sales are one area where the Chinese economy remains in double-digit growth. Passenger-vehicle sales rose 13 per cent in May as foreign carmakers continued to build up share from local brands. Photograph: Keith Bedford/Bloomberg

Ford opened 88 new Ford dealerships in a single day last week – 88 is a very auspicious number in China, and the total number of Chinese Ford dealer p(...)

Perched above terraced gardens dropping down to the banks of the Argideen river, near Clonakilty, Lisselan House cuts a fairy tale dash. It was built (...)