The new hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The arrival in Ireland of the first hydrogen-fuelled car was not for a big launch of a soon-to-be-available model. Its makers shipped it here to provo(...)

Former secretary general of the European Commission Catherine Day (left) at the opening of the 40th Dublin Economic Workshop in Wexford Friday with Rory Montgomery, second secretary general at the Department of Foreign Affairs and director of the European Union division, with particular responsibility for the EU-UK negotiations, and economics blogger Frances Coppola. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

Ireland needs a new, transformative economic plan, along the lines of the one drawn up by former taoiseach Sean Lemass and civil servant TK Whitaker i(...)

Front Row on TV: Nikki Bedi, Giles Coren and Amol Rajan. Photograph: BBC

Do you find the theatre stressful? Do you resent having to wait for the interval? Does the 7.30pm curtain interfere with your children’s bathtime? Is (...)

The proportion of people who are foreign nationals fell  to 11.6 per cent in 2016. The CSO attributes this fall, in part, to the rapid rise in the number of people with dual Irish nationality. Photograph: The Irish Times

The number of people in Ireland who hold dual Irish nationality has increased by nearly 90 per cent over the last five years, according to the latest (...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Markets are pricing in a 56 per cent probability of the Fed raising rates in December.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/ Bloomberg

European stocks drifted lower ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s rate decision and press conference, which took place after the main EU bourses closed.(...)

The most visible advance in falling renewable energy is in the scale of wind turbines. Photograph: iStock

The cost of renewable energy is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as technologies such as gigantic wind turbines arriv(...)

Newstalk: George Hook has been working at a station where the line between news and opinion has blurred

Last week Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by three masked men outside her home in Bangalore. She was a newspaper editor and a critic of right-wing extremi(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: Friday’s test was a calibrated response to fresh sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council, following the last nuclear test. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

Breakfast television in Tokyo is normally a frothy mélange of children’s cartoons, variety shows and soft news. Now for the second time in less than a(...)

A photo distributed  by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang in late August 2017. File photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP

A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for sup(...)

The 50th and final dare of the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’, sadly, has been completed by approximately 200 players worldwide: suicide.

‘Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife!’ was the internet ‘joke du jour’ in 2010 when Huntsville Alabama resident Antoine Dodson was interviewed by a local t(...)