Mr Kenny’s visit coincided with media reports that  said US president Obama was planning to take executive action, bypassing Congress, to lift the threat of deportation over as many as five million of the estimated 11 million people living illegally in the country. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called again for changes to American immigration laws that would allow illegal Irish emigrants living in the United States to(...)

Brian Stack: “I cannot say that many of our passengers attended many of The Gathering events but they went to Ireland because they felt that this was a good time to go.” Photograph: John T Ohle Photography

This is the busiest time of the year for Brian Stack. In early January it is “as if a switch goes off”, he says, and CIÉ Tours is inundated with calls(...)

Donard Gaynor’s knowledge of the global spirits market, particularly the buying habits of whiskey drinkers, is older than some of the rare malts resti(...)

It’s hard not to feel just a little bit self-conscious when presented at close quarters with the global chief executive of a huge cosmetics com(...)