Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister and leader of the Liberal Party, is sworn in at Government House in Canberra, Australia.  Photograph: Mark Graham/Bloomberg

New prime minister Malcolm Turnbull dashed hopes of swift action on progressive issues such as same-sex marriage after he was sworn in as Australia’s (...)

The Asgard II, which sunk off the French coast in 2008. Photograph: Coiste an Asgard/PA Wire

The Atlantic Youth Trust is seeking to raise €16 million for a new Irish sail training ship. It would replace the Republic’s Asgard II, which was lost(...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott with the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. Mr Abbott said that while the duke had not called to thank him for the knighthood, he did not “expect gratitude”. Photograph: Tim Rooke/PA Wire

The only person prime minister Tony Abbott consulted before awarding an Australian knighthood to Prince Philip was former defence force chief Angus H(...)

Is spending time on social media during work hours work or play?  Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

One in seven employees spend more than an hour on social media during work hours, according to a new survey by recruitment firm CPL. CPL’s Employment (...)

An offer you can’t refuse: ‘Should Ervia eventually be privatised, the days of 19 per cent bonuses for senior managers may seem like the good old days’

“Bonus” is a loaded word. “Bonus culture”, meanwhile, evokes the loadsamoney excess of investment bankers whose pay was linked to how proficiently (...)

Getting your sister to interview for you - and then taking the job when she gets it - is likely to end in tears.

Saying you graduated from MIT when you didn’t; giving a false name and refusing to clarify it only to be escorted from the building; getting your q(...)

  Michael Kearney: manager of Ireland rugby team is chairman of Snap Printing

Snap Printing, which is chaired by Michael Kearney, the manager of the Irish rugby team, has acquired digital marketing agency The DG Group. The move (...)

Peter Cosgrove is the chief executive of the ATA Group, which manufactures precision tungsten carbide burs and pneumatic grinding tools.After 16 years(...)

“Although we are in a period of transition, we are getting on with business,” was APN chairman Peter Cosgrove’s message for shareholders yester(...)