Cyclists take part in the Mallorca 312, a long-distance circumnavigation of the island by bike. Photographs: Mallorca312.com

‘This,” says one of my lycra-clad colleagues, “is what cycling is made for.” He waves a gloved hand in the direction of the sky (perfect blue), the(...)

US stocks fluctuated in early trading, as investors weighed the timing for higher interest rates amid data showing the fastest rise in consumer prices in two years.  Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

European stocks were little changed, posting their biggest weekly gain since mid-April. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped less than 0.1 per cent to (...)

Smart Flies Aer Lingus still: the ad is Aer Lingus’s biggest brand repositioning for many years

It features a voiceover from Chris O’Dowd, stars real cabin crew and is soundtracked by a modern recording of the big band classic Sentimental Journey(...)

The Government was expected to have decided by now on whether  to sell the State’s holding in Aer Lingus to IAG

At least some in Government seem keen to push the idea that a decision on the sale of the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus will somehow hinge(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has joined up with GetThere.ie to create #votermotor to help all registered voters get home to vote this Friday. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Voters who are worried about making the journey to the polling station to vote in this Friday’s marriage referendum can put their minds at ease with t(...)

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) is still keen to buy Aer Lingus despite the Government’s delay in deciding whether or not to sell the(...)

Vodafone has also partnered with ESB for a €450 million fibre to the home joint venture that will roll out high speed broadband to 50 towns across Ireland.. Photograph: Toby Melville/Files/Reuters

Revenues at Vodafone Ireland fell almost 3 per cent as inter-operator revenues fell and competition continued in the pay-as-you-go market. Reve(...)

In Dublin, Aer Lingus stock was up slightly but Ryanair fell by 1.8% as speculation about an IAG bid returns. Photograph: Eric Luke

The dollar bounced back from four-month lows, while Greek bond yields jumped on worries the country would not be able to make its debt payments.Wall (...)

The Cabinet is likely to wait until after Friday’s referendums and the Carlow- Kilkenny byelection before deciding on a sale of the State’s Aer Lingus shares but sources say  it could take several weeks before the Government makes its views known. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Government decision on the sale of the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) will have to wai(...)

Security risk: 61 per cent of firms have policies regarding the cloud, but only a third of employees are aware of them

Almost two-thirds of employees in Irish businesses are not aware of the cybersecurity risks associated with cloud services, according to research com(...)