Michael Flanagan: “We  believe these products will appeal to consumers looking for foods that address concerns around digestive health, food intolerances and clean eating”

How do you milk a sheep? “With great care and attention,” says Michael Flanagan founder of Rockfield Dairy, a new Mayo-based company producing sheep’s(...)

Edward Snowden: classified documents he published  revealed the way global surveillance programmes work. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a sign of the extent to which the world has been changed by the revelations of CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden. A legal action by two Somali tri(...)

The need to diversify led Clare-based dairy farmer Sean Fitzgerald into artisan cheese making in 1988. What is special about your business? Ours was (...)

A skater in Friesland. The Frisian National Party sent 18 delegates to monitor the Scottish independence campaign

Frisian nationalists in the Netherlands have always been uneasy about the idea of outright independence, so the promise of greater devolution of po(...)

Clockwise from far left, a work from ‘Circle in the Square’ by Marilyn Lerner; Cloud Tyvek by Max Streicher at St Mary’s; O by Karen Donnellan; and Róisín de Buitléar’s blown-glass musical instruments

Eugene Downes’s first year as director took the Kilkenny Arts Festival back to its musical roots. The scale and ambition of the programme would hav(...)

Chinese regulators have fined six foreign companies a total of more than $100 million (€75 million) for price fixing, as Beijing wraps up a high-pr(...)