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Norwegian Air: as well as route reductions, the airline has decided to sell new craft it has ordered to ease some of its financial woes.

News that Norwegian Air is axing its Belfast-US services next month comes hot on the heels of the Scandinavian carrier’s announcement that it is dropp(...)

A replica of Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. The centuries-long hunt for the remains of the famed ship could be nearing an end. Photograph:  Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

The Endeavour set off from England in 1768 and traversed a world that sailors’ maps had yet to document. The ship bounded through the Pacific Ocean, s(...)

Kyna Rushe, special educational needs  co-ordinator at Naul National School, Naul, Co. Dublin, with left-handed students Alannah, Róisín, Aaron, JP, Heather, Harry and Jack. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Ciotóg, claw hand, wrong hand – historically left-handedness was seen as a curse. The word “left” has long been associated with wrongness or devianc(...)

Some vintage Volkswagen Beetle cars during the 23rd anniversary of “World Wide VW Beetle Day”, in Bangalore, India, in June. Photograph: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

Volkswagen is ending worldwide production of its iconic Beetle, the model once so popular in North America that it prompted the German carmaker to bui(...)

Aer Lingus has announced that it will fly direct to Montreal in Canada and Minneapolis St Paul in Minnesota next year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Work on Dublin Airport’s €900 million expansion needs to be completed quickly to exploit an opportunity that could create 34,000 jobs and boost the ec(...)

Aryzta owns brands including Cuisine De France. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shares in Aryzta jumped as much as 18 per cent on Tuesday as the Swiss-Irish baked-goods group said that a group of investment banks have conditionall(...)

Building materials group and index heavyweight CRH slid 2.23 per cent to €27.65

Trade war fears continued to weigh on markets on Friday, leaving European shares suffering after one of their worst weeks since March. DUBLIN Ryanai(...)

DAA chief executive Dalton Philips: “We could bring more flights into this country today if we had the capacity.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of DAA chief executive Dalton Philips’s first memories of Dublin Airport is of sitting on the grass close to one of its fringes watching his mothe(...)

The Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare. Photograph: Getty Images

An increase in visitor numbers has made it a record first half of the year for tourism revenue in Ireland, according to the Central Statistics Office.(...)

Three girl rhumba: Boygenius

What: Three of the best new female singer-songwriters get it together Where: USA Why: If you made a list of the best new female artists from North A(...)

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