The portrait of Capt James Cook, which may have been painted in England before Cook departed on his last voyage in July 1776

It’s 30 years since one of greatest discoveries in the history of Irish auctions. In early 1987, a London art dealer sold a painting for more than £60(...)

Dr Gill Pratt: “If you take the driving manual and you follow those rules precisely, you’ll often get into situations where your car will get stuck and not make any progress at all. So how do you figure that out?”

Dr Gill Pratt is Toyota’s billion dollar man. The quietly spoken, unassuming academic is tasked with mapping out a future for the Japanese car giant i(...)

First and foremost, if you can turn around safely and find another route, do so. It’s always better to avoid floods than to try and tackle them

With the first gusts of (ex) Hurricane Ophelia touching the coasts, we’re about to see half-a-year’s worth of rainfall drop on us in about a day. Even(...)

David Black, who worked at the high-security Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim, was shot dead in 2012 as he drove to work on a motorway near Lurgan in Co Armagh on November 1st last.

A Dublin man who bought the car later used in the fatal shooting of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black will be sentenced later this month at (...)

Michael O’Leary: in 2015 he joked, “If I’d only learned in college that being nice was good for business, I’d have done it years ago.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A question for investors: just how important is a company’s reputation to future stock returns? The question of reputational damage is a topical one (...)

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(...)

 Josh van der Flier wins his 50th cap for Leinster against the Cheetahs tonight. Photograph: Ryan Wilkisky/Inpho

 Cheetahs v Leinster, Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein, 7pm Irish time (Sky Sports Action) This is the first of a somewhat curious double-header, wi(...)

The improvements to the interior are welcome though – the overall sense of quality is much higher now, and the cabin is less plastic-y

A few weeks back, Toyota Ireland sent us a missive regarding the current levels of hybrid sales in its range. Now, of course, as with all such, you ha(...)

David Black (52) was shot dead on the M1 motorway by dissident republicans as he drove to work in Maghaberry jail.

A suspected dissident republican will hear next month whether he is to be extradited to Northern Ireland in connection with the murder of prison offic(...)

Workers at Tara Mines in Knockumber, Co Meath. Tara boasts a workforce of about 600 people and mines roughly 2.6 million tonnes of ore every year.

At 8am every day, a fleet of Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs powers up in Knockumber, Co Meath, to bring workers down Europe’s largest zinc mine. Navigating(...)