Dublin achieved strong scores in a number of attributes, such as the beauty of the city

Dublin has been ranked as the 27th most reputable city in the world ahead of leading cities such as Berlin and San Francisco, but seven places lowe(...)

Margot Slattery, managing director of Sodexo Ireland

Margot Slattery remembers a time when she was expert at carrying on a whole conversation at work about the weekend just past without mentioning the se(...)

Josephine Feehily: her first task will be to assist in the selection of the next Garda commissioner, a post currently filled on a interim basis by Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has appointed the outgoing chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, Josephine Feehily, as the new chairwoman of the Policing Authority. (...)

There are more than 27,000 residential care beds, private and public, around the country. Photograph: Thinkstock

It is difficult to quantify the exact cost of dementia, given the many different individual costs and the fact that many people do not have a formal d(...)

The latest tourism figures show a worrying drop in the numbers on the island choosing the North as a destination stay.  Photograph: PA

If you live in the Republic and are thinking about taking a little break it’s unlikely you are planning on heading North. The same is true if you live(...)

The Lough Erne Resort which hosted the G8 summit  last year been on the block since Bank of Scotland placed it under the charge of administrators John Hansen and Stuart Irwin of KPMG in  May 2011 on foot of a €33 million secured debt.

A deal to sell the Co Fermanagh hotel that hosted last year’s G8 summit of world economic leaders could be concluded within weeks.The Lough Erne Resor(...)

Winner’s curse: Apple shareholders suffered a torrid time shortly after the company smashed the market capitalisation record in August 2012, descending from a high of $705 (€520) per share to a low of $385 (€284) just seven months later. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

All over the world, the “top dogs” in stock sectors go on to suffer years of underperformance, according to prominent money manager Rob Arnott. Just a(...)

Portrush’s Graeme McDowell. The last time the British Open Championship was held in Portrush in 1951 was also the last time the oldest of the four golf majors was hosted outside Britain. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Max Faulkner pocketed £300 when he won the Open Championship in Portrush in 1951, the last time the oldest of the four golf majors was hosted outside(...)

From left: US president Barack Obama, European Council president Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission president José Manuel Barroso, French president François Hollande, Canada’s prime minister Stephen Harper, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe, Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi, Britain’s prime minister David Cameron and Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel at the meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Ukraine topped the agenda of the G7 summit last night, as leaders of the world’s most powerful countries – minus Russia – gathered in Brussels. The su(...)

Mayor Giorgio Orsoni was placed under house arrest yesterday as 300 officers carried out raids to seize €40m in assets. Photograph: AP

The mayor of Venice and 35 other people have been arrested as part of a corruption investigation linked to the Moses flood barrier – Italy’s daring pl(...)