BMW head of sales Ian Robertson: market for sports cars collapsed after global financial crisis

BMW has said sports cars may never find as many buyers as they did in the market’s glory days before the global recession. “The sports-car market is r(...)

 Eoghan (2½) and Genevieve Morrissey (7) from Glenageary, Co Dublin, watching a science show by Steve Allman at the Curiosity Lab in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, yesterday. The event is one of 800 taking place nationwide, during Science Week from  November 9th-16th. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

For all those who feel superior to vegetables, Science Week kicked off yesterday with the news that potatoes have more chromosomes than humans. The 1(...)

The Pip: small and fob-like, it fits between finger and thumb and measures stress

Normally things are pretty peaceful at the offices of Galvanic, the Dublin company which has invented the latest device to merge the worlds of smart t(...)

The Chair Project by TASK: part of the Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing, organised by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust and Garter Lane Arts Centre that runs until October 11th. For the full programme, see bit.ly/Well14. For more information or to book events, tel: 051-855038, garterlane.ie; or tel: 051-842664, waterfordhealingarts.com

‘This course is potentially life- changing and definitely life-enhancing,” said one of the attendees at the last Stress Control course, in Dundalk. St(...)

We all have a touch of greed in us, I think, and certain circumstances activate it. Think of how otherwise-normal people make off with the cher(...)

Even a brief period of work-related smartphone use after 9pm had a detrimental effect on worker engagement on the job the following day, according to a new study

Hoping for a productive day at work tomorrow? Then be sure to switch your smartphone off at 9pm. A new study indicates that using a smartphone (...)

“If you look at people’s achievements in life, intelligence plays a part and perseverance plays a part, but the third factor is intellectual curiosity,” says Ian Robertson, professor of psychology in Trinity College Dublin

‘We want to encourage people to have the confidence and courage and opportunity to be curious,” says Ellen Byrne, creative director of Dublin’s Festiv(...)

I am more scared of success than of failure. You can hide behind failure. Unless the failure is catastrophic it may not change very much about (...)

Call of Duty: playing this game seemed to make people more spiteful, according to a study by Ohio State University

In the political drama House of Cards , congressman Frank Underwood – played by Kevin Spacey(...)

BMW CEO Norbert Reithoffer: “Our business performance is exposed to many risks." Photo: Reuters

In keeping with the general air of gloom in the global motor industry, BMW this week said its pre-tax profit would stagnate in 2013 due to cont(...)