The writing has been on the wall for a while, but what a few weeks it has been for Irish beef – Ireland is now the only European country to be allowed(...)

Traditional Chinese Junkboat sailing across Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

Slowing economic growth in China combined with anxiety over the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong has translated into the first drop in mainland tou(...)

Land Rover announced the Evoque Convertible in the tunnels of London’s Cross-Rail project.

Land Rover tends not to do ’conventional’ car launches. For the launch of the original Range Rover Evoque, it proved that you can go off-roading in an(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Spokesmen for 1st Independent Mayo, based in the Taoiseach’s political base, has said the campaign aims to promote community-based politics across the State. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Campaigners for a new type of community-based political representation in Mayo say their template could apply to any constituency across the State.The(...)

Heinz-Jakob Neusser, VW Head of Technical Development, accepts the Car of The Year award for Volkswagen Passat during a ceremony on the eve of the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva.

Volkswagen’s new Passat has won the prestigious car of the year title in Europe. The German family saloon was awarded 340 points by the panel of inter(...)

New Opel Karl: city car arriving in Ireland this summer with prices likely to start at about €12,000

Opel’s new city car makes its world debut tomorrow ahead of a summer arrival in Irish showrooms. The Karl is filling a gap in the brand’s market last (...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to address Congress. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

US secretary of state John Kerry has attempted to defuse tension with Israel on the eve of Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, where he will spe(...)

John Ward, executive president and co-founder of REDT Energy: “You need to be able to charge up the battery as quickly as you discharge it.” Photograph: Conor McCabe

Ambisense DCU spin-out company Ambisense has developed a low-cost device which can provide continuous monitoring of landfill gas (LFG) both to assist (...)

Shelbourne Hotel general manager  Stephen Hanley addresses a staff training workshop. The Irish Hotels Federation is urging the Government to maintain the special 9 per cent tourist industry VAT rate introduced in 2011 to aid recovery in the sector by allowing it to cut costs and compete with the rest of Europe.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Hotel room rates in Dublin will return to their 2007 peak of €109 a day next year on the back of growing demand and a lack of new supply, a report pu(...)

Adrian Walsh: “CheckVentory does what’s needed in a far more efficient way by empowering dealers to self-audit simply, securely and accurately.”

“When most people see shiny new cars on a garage forecourt they don’t know that the dealer doesn’t own the cars. A financial institution or the distri(...)