Virgin Atlantic is to fly from Northern Ireland to the United States next summer, for the first time.The airline, founded by Richard Branson 30 years(...)

Making decisions based on fear rather than happiness inevitably leads to that other dreary F word – failure

Fear. In life, in business, or after a heavy night out. The Irish as a nation are so susceptible to this notion that they have coined the term for the(...)

Irish citizens are advised to avoid non-essential travel to Egypt

EGYPT A NO-GO Following three deadly bomb blasts in Egypt in the space of a week, the Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish citizens to(...)

Comedian Jay Leno speaks during a rally protesting against Brunei’s new strict sharia law penal code outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei, in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Reuters

Beverly Hills City Council has joined celebrities including comedians Ellen DeGeneres and Jay Leno in a public campaign against the Sultan of Brunei o(...)

 Alex Ferguson and David Moyes: Ferguson’s “hairdryer treatment” became the stuff of legend, whereas Moyes’s interest in management theory was seen by some as a sign of weakness rather than evidence of an inquiring mind. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

The most poignant detail in the fall of David Moyes concerned his reading matter on the flight back home from his team’s Champions League defea(...)

Image of the week: And so it begins The dates you need if you want to either book time off to watch a few pitch meltdowns or bury your head under(...)

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Photograph: Angelika Warmuth/AFP/Getty Images

‘What will I wear?” is one of the questions most women ask themselves when faced with a job interview, negotiation, media appearance or conference.(...)

A liquidator has been appointed to the firm behind Irish Psychics Live, which was founded by former journalist Tom Higgins. A document l(...)

Brothers Cameron (left) and Tyler Winklevoss talk to each other as they attend a New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) virtual currency hearing in New York in January. In a blog post, the Winklevoss brothers said they used bitcoins to buy tickets for a high-altitude voyage on billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic commercial spaceflight venture. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

You can’t spend bitcoins at Amazon. com or to pay your mortgage but, as the Winklevoss twins showed, you can use the digital currency to book a(...)

Niamh Shaw: ‘I always imagined one day I would don a spacesuit.’ Photograph: David Sleator

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with space exploration. I always imagined that one day I would don a spacesuit, hitch a ride o(...)