Cork engineer Seán O’Sullivan with Prince Charles on the site of the Salwa Palace, a Unesco World Heritage Site currently being carefully restored

A short history lesson. In 1744, a pact between Muhammad ibn Saud and Islamic religious leader Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab took place in w(...)

Worries over escalating tension in Ukraine and weak results held back stocks in Europe. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Global equity markets declined and government debt rose amid rising tension in Ukraine as Russia declared the country on the brink of civil wa(...)

A model of an airplane decorated in Etihad livery. Photograph: Adam Berry/Bloomberg News

Air Berlin has denied being controlled by Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways after the European Commission said it was examining Etihad’s investmen(...)

 October 12th, 1996: (left to right) Arsene Wenger  watches his first game in charge of Arsenal, a Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers  at Ewood Park, alongside  assistant manager Pat Rice and physio Gary Lewin. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Allsport

Patrice Evra once considered the domination of Alex Ferguson, the success, the longevity, the aura, and then came up with the assessment: “Alex(...)

 Shane Lowry, beard and all, during the third round of the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal last weekend. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

At the start of this year, I did something that I haven’t done since I turned up on tour as a professional shortly after winning the Irish Open(...)

Etihad Airlines has minority holdings in a number of airlines, including Aer Lingus,   Air Berlin of Germany, Jet Airways of India and Virgin Australia.

Etihad Airlines has increased its stake in Aer Lingus to more than 4 per cent suggesting the Government’s 25 per cent stake in the Irish carrier ma(...)

Red Bull driver Sebastien Vette

Even Nostradamus did not make any predictions about the 2014 Formula One world championship, when the sport faces probably the biggest set of (...)

A  Ctrip.com International Ltd membership card. Ctrip.com International Ltd is China’s biggest online ticketing agent

Travelling in China is next to impossible without Ctrip these days. It’s the country’s largest online travel agent and it offers services to m(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi is expected to hold off on cutting interest rates. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Central Bank decided not to take any action at its meeting today because economic and monetary conditions h(...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland leads  The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort  in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy might have walked off last year but for much of yesterday it looked as though he was about to turn the Honda Classic into another (...)

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