Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly has said a British exit from the EU would “severely damage Irish trade”. Mr Kelly, a member of the European Parliament’s Int(...)

Living colour: Helen Steele in her studio, a converted duck hatchery, in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An artist, fashion designer and printmaker working out of a converted duck hatchery in Co Monaghan, Helen Steele is known for her exuberant and playf(...)

Kieran Normoyle: ‘By adding heat back to the body we can increase survival times and increase the likelihood of someone being rescued.’ Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Proficiency with a sewing machine is not something normally associated with 25-year-old men, but stitching is just one of the skills Kieran Normoyle (...)

Independent Senator Feargal Quinn introduced the Gradam an Uachtaráin Bill 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Independent Senator Feargal Quinn has called for the introduction of a State honours system to recognise exceptional achievement. He introduced a P(...)

From left:  Julie Sinnamon, chief executive Enterprise Ireland,  Olive O’Driscoll, chief executive AventaMed,   and Michael Culligan, national director HBAN

Angel investment has grown by an average of 44 per cent a year since 2008, with companies receiving such support last year expected to create some 70(...)

John Phelan, national manager for HBan: “HBan is well-positioned to help business angels find the right type of early-stage company and maximise their chances of a successful investment.”

Angel investment will help to create 700 jobs around Ireland by 2017, a result of €30 million in funding rounds last year. According to the Halo Busi(...)

Volkswagen: results out on Thursday
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TODAY Results: Mincon Group; Urban Outfitters. Meetings: Eurogroup meeting. Indicators: Euro zone Sentix Investor Confidence (Mar); US lab(...)

Albert Einstein:  “It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.”

‘Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” This quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein although there is some doubt that(...)

Out Wednesday: Abercrombie & Fitch results
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TODAY Results: FBD; Sotheby’s; Thorntons. Indicators: Euro zone CPI (Feb) and unemployment rate (Jan); US ISM manufacturing PMI (Feb), ISM prices paid(...)

Rolls Royce: results out on Friday.  Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Hasbro. Indicators: Euro zone Sentix investor confidence (Feb); US labour market conditions index (Jan); German trade balance (Dec) and(...)