Jason Sheehy, finance director, John Molloy, chief executive and Paul Van Den Bergh, sales director from iKydz. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The idea for the iKydz controller was formed after John Molloy, an IT professional who spends much of his working time on the road, grew concerned tha(...)

Referendum: Catalans wear pro-independence flags in Barcelona on Tuesday. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

Out of Spain and so out of the European Union? Could Catalonia secede from Spain, as it is threatening to do, while, as its leaders would like, retain(...)

Fr Michael Bergin SJ: died 100 years ago this month

Fr Michael Bergin SJ was the very picture of an Australian war hero. In a portrait from his days as army chaplain, he wears that country’s archetypal (...)

Investors expect Ryanair and International Consolidated Airlines Group, which owns owner of Aer Lingus and British Airways, to benefit from the failure of  Monarch. Photograph: Mary Turner/Reuters

Markets gained ground on Tuesday as the dollar weakened slightly against the euro. The Irish Stock Exchange outperformed peers as a number of leading (...)

President Jalal Talabani talks to reporters in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2007. Photograph: AP Photo/Hadi Mizban

Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish former president of Iraq and its first non-Arab head of state, has died. He was 83. The leader of one of Iraq’s main Kur(...)

The collective Atelier Van Lieshout’s “Domestikator” (2015), which was to go on view on in 2017 in the Louvre’s Tuileries Gardens. The Louvre has withdrawn the large installation for being sexually explicit. Photograph: Atelier van Lieshout via The New York Times

The Louvre has withdrawn a large installation by a Dutch art and design collective for being sexually explicit. The piece, “Domestikator”, by the co(...)

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has signed a lease in Frankfurt making it one of the first foreign banks to commit to new office space in Germany’s financial capital ahead of Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has signed a lease in Frankfurt, according to people familiar with the decision, making it one of the first foreign ba(...)

A delegate at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, England. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Your job is never easier, your colleagues never kinder, your worries never more trivial, than when you imagine life as Theresa May. Since the electio(...)

Ireland could become a leader in climate action, according to an energy expert. File photograph: Kamal Kishore/ Reuters

Ireland is overly dependent on “other people’s costly, polluting energy”, and yet has some the best energy resources available on its doorstep in form(...)

‘Varadkar has decided that the time has come to take  on Sinn Féin.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

When the Taoiseach accused Mary Lou McDonald of resembling Marine Le Pen because she always returns to a script, it may not have been the finest hour (...)