Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his match against Fabio Fognini at the Shanghai Masters, in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

Rafael Nadal continued to scythe his way through the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, reaching the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-1 thrashing of temperament(...)

Teaching unions say a lack of regular work, two-tier pay gaps and difficulties securing permanent contracts mean that  working abroad for many  is a “no-brainer”. Photo: iStock

Many secondary schools are finding it near impossible to find qualified substitutes available to cover for teacher absences in key subject areas. Pri(...)

Fashion tops the list of online purchases, at 59 per cent, followed by electrical goods on 39 per cent and books and stationery at 38 per cent. Photograph: Eva Katalin Kondoros/iStock

Are we facing into a retail apocalypse? The US certainly seems to be; over the past 15 years, close to half a million jobs have been lost in departmen(...)

The jailing of three young protesters by Hong Kong’s appeal court last week brought tens of thousands of demonstrators on to the streets, recalling th(...)

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing a memorandum on addressing China’s laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg

China will take action to defend its interests if the United States damages trade ties, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday, after US president D(...)

You too can make your dinner look this photogenic, after a food styling class with Jette Virdi, bookable on Airbnb

Learn to make ramen from scratch in San Francisco, perfect your pasta skills in Chianti, sniff out Paris’s Indian food secrets, or bake brown bread an(...)

TD Maureen O’Sullivan with Pauline Mc Lynn and supporters during a protest outside the Department of Agriculture against greyhound exploitation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State must ban the exportation of greyhounds overseas to end the slaughter and brutal treatment of dogs in countries such as China and Romania, an(...)

Teapot-shaped exhibition centre in Wuxi, China, the world’s fastest growing city, which recorded annual average property price increases of 31.7 per cent  Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters.

Residential property prices in Dublin are growing at a faster rate than those in global metropolitan cities including New York, London, Paris and Toky(...)

Jia Yueting, co-founder and head of  LeEco:  “We’ll repay our debts to financial institutions, suppliers and everyone else.” Photograph: Reuters

Jia Yueting, the chairman of digital and hardware giant LeEco, has quit as chairman of its listed arm amid mounting financial woes. He has fostered (...)

More ultra-high net worth individuals were created in Ireland in 2016 than in Belgium, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. Photograph: iStock

Some 85 new multimillionaires were created in Ireland last year – an increase of 6.4 per cent on the previous year. The results rank Ireland in 24th (...)