Sombreros: Banned at the University of East Anglia lest they cause offence. Getty

Two weeks ago the student union of the University of East Anglia banned a Tex-Mex restaurant called Pedro’s from distributing sombreros during fresher(...)

The reality is that offering a chicken for €3 is merely a marketing ploy

Once again there was the usual competition among retailers at the National Ploughing Championships, with each trying to outdo the other in relation to(...)

Fredrik Voss, third from left, and the Nasdaq team developing software to allow the trading of stocks in private companies on a blockchain, the kind of public ledger used in the Bitcoin market, in New York. Financial firms are looking at the network and software that make it possible for Bitcoin to move around the world instantly and inexpensively. Photograph: Sasha Maslov/The New York Times

Most people still think of Bitcoin as the virtual currency used by drug dealers and shadowy hackers looking to evade the authorities. But the innovati(...)

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In Ireland, about 450,000 people – or one in 10 – are depressed at any one time, according to And researchers are seeking to understand l(...)

Economist David McWilliams is to deliver a course on global economics at Trinity Business School. Prof McWilliams, a Trinity graduate himself, will t(...)

Did Jeff Bezos have to endure a dreaded “performance improvement plan” after the Fire Phone fiasco?Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

It is obviously far too early to tell what sort of damage has been done to Jeff Bezos and Amazon by the sensational exposé about its punishing corpora(...)

Figures suggest we are more flush than we thought. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

We move effortlessly from one financial crisis to another: Greece to China. The transition is smooth, but it is clear we can only handle one crisis at(...)

David Maxfield: “A troll will eat any little lamb that is crossing the bridge. A cyberstalker will decide that you, specifically, are the lamb they want and this is far more dangerous.” Photograph: Getty Images

“I hope you drink rat poison and die,” says Prof Steven Knowlton. We are having a conversation about the often negative and often abusive comments (...)

A seasoned columnist and accomplished interviewer in his role as Fortune magazine’s editor-at-large, Geoff Colvin, is not the only member of the fo(...)

Gavin Duffy of ‘Dragons’ Den’ said he is  “always surprised by the level of understanding of business primary school children in particular can display”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This week Ibec called for teachers to be trained in “entrepreneurial thinking” with a view to introducing courses at primary and secondary schools in (...)