Glanbia managing director Siobhán Talbot, IAG chief executive Willie Walsh and Ardagh Group chairman Paul Coulson at the launch of Boston College’s Ireland Business Council. Photograph: Bryan Brophy

One advantage of being a nation of emigrants is that Ireland has a ready-made, extensive business diaspora, a network in every developed nation on Ea(...)

 Richard Thaler: Ireland’s Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has established a Behavioural Economics Unit to implement some of his  ideas. Photograph: University of Chicago/Anne Ryan/Reuters

Most winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics get the award for work so abstruse that few people understand it and it rarely has any effect on public p(...)

Football fans hold Catalan flags  before FC Barcelona’s match with Girona at the Estadi Montilivi. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

On the pitch, good – nine wins in nine league and Champions League games this season – off it, troubling for FC Barcelona. It is entering uncharted wa(...)

Theresa May is greeted by primary pupils during a visit to the Dunraven School in Streatham, south London,  on Monday. Photograph: Geoff Pugh/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

In the novels of Kazuo Ishiguro, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature last week, characters cope with the bleakness of their situation through denia(...)

Delegates carrying pro-Brexit bags at the annual Conservative Party conference. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Productivity growth is the only thing that matters for the economy. All of the current sound and fury in the stock market, arguments over the size and(...)

Bloody Sunday witness Paddy Walsh creeping towards Patrick Doherty, who was shot dead by Soldier F. The Saville Report found  Doherty  had been shot and mortally wounded as he tried to crawl to safety. Photograph: Gilles Peress

It takes time to walk the length of Clarendon Street in Derry – especially with a bomb in each hand. A long, steep street lined with Georgian houses, (...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech during the Labour Party conference in Brighton. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Jim Callaghan would have had some sympathy for Theresa May as she struggled with her croaky voice and the prankster handing her a mock P45. Back in 19(...)

Steve Coogan outside the high court in central London after he received damages and an apology from Mirror Group Newspapers. Photograph: PA

British actor Steve Coogan won damages on Tuesday from Mirror Group Newspapers, whose reporters illegally listened to his voicemail messages to get sc(...)

British prime minister Theresa May gives her landmark Brexit speech in Florence, Italy. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Brexit is written in binary code. It is all zeros and ones - out of the European Union or in. In his long Telegraph essay last weekend, the British fo(...)

Conor during his stay in the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Memories of my time as a cancer patient are increasingly difficult to gauge as I move further away from my surgery on March 1st last, after 10 months (...)