Pensions adviser Laura Doyle wants to get the message across to young people that  the sooner they start saving for retirement the better. Photograph: Eric Luke

Laura Doyle wants to make pensions sexy. It might sound like an impossible task, but the pension adviser’s plan, if it takes hold, could save many peo(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “The T-shirts might be black with the writing in white but this is about people and they’ve all got different views.”

It has become the protest garment of choice. A simple black sweatshirt with “Repeal” written in large white letters across the chest. Selling like hot(...)

Dan Hinkley in Vietnam with Daphniphyllum. Photograph:  Uoc Le Huu

Teacher, writer, lecturer, consultant, nurseryman, naturalist, gardener – even if you haven’t already heard of the American plantsman Dan Hinkley, th(...)

This artist rendering provided by the European Southern Observatory shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. Photograph: European Southern Observatory/AP

Ireland has opened talks to become part of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the international organisation that runs the biggest telescopes in(...)

Eddie O’Connor, chief executive of Mainstream: “Today’s win underpins Mainstream’s standing as the leading independent renewable energy company in high-growth emerging energy markets”

Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power has won contracts from the Chilean government to build and run $1.65 billion (€1.46 billion) of wind and s(...)

Members of the Emerald City Supporters burn a Portland Timbers scarf in 2013. Photograph: Getty Images

For the stunted American male, frust­rated with the changing demographics of the country and gripped by the belief that his days on top are coming to (...)

Employment is growing in Europe but real wages have fallen significantly according to OECD report. Photograph: iStock

A large gap remains in the proportion of people working in Ireland today compared to before the recession while real wage levels have fallen sharply, (...)

Surgihoney can be produced from any pure honey from any floral source.  Photograph: Getty Images/ iStockphoto

The healing powers of honey have been known for thousands of years. Both ancient Greek and Egyptian physicians are said to have valued it and it was (...)

People wave white flags in Medellin, Colombia, during an event to celebrate the signing of the ceasefire  between the Colombian government and the Farc guerrilla group. Photograph: Luis Eduardo Noriega/EPA

Thousands of Colombians will be forced to flee their homes each year, despite a ceasefire accord signed on Thursday between the government and rebels,(...)

Cuba’s president Raul Castro (C) looks as Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos (L) shakes hands with FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, better known by his nom de guerre Timochenko, after signing a historic ceasefire deal. Photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

Colombia’s government and the Farc rebels signed a historic ceasefire deal in Havana on Thursday, bringing them tantalisingly close to ending the last(...)