Dare to Live offer women’s retreats to Lake Lodge, Liss Ard Estate in west Cork, where guests are encouraged to sit back, relax and spend four days in luxury surroundings just talking, contemplating and connecting.

There was a time when going on holidays meant eating too much and drinking to excess, and the only exercise was a twirl around the disco. Now many of (...)

The sale of Aer Lingus to British Airways owner IAG is still on the table. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

The European Commission didn’t raise any initial major objections, it’s understood, to pledges aimed at allowing the Irish government sell its stake (...)

Workers at Clerys department store fear that job cuts are in the offing as the company faces being sold to a property group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Koch Industries, the US company run by the billionaire Koch brothers David and Charles, has bought Sligo medical device manufacturer Protek Medical(...)

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 (...)

Willie Walsh: IAG chief gave a wide-ranging talk on aviation issues, including IAG’s proposed €1.36 billion offer for Aer Lingus during lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel. Then he got down to the big bucks. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It sounds like IAG chief executive Willie Walsh was in flying form at a lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday, hosted by the Leinster b(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive  Stephen Kavanagh at Dublin Airport. The trade union Impact has said that any assurances that the IAG aviation group has given in relation to the proposed sale of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus are worthless.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Any assurances provided by the aviation group IAG on jobs or connectivity are worthless and the Government should refuse to sell it its stake in Aer L(...)

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(...)