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 Conor Dunne: he  has spent much of his career working for others, but stepped things up last year when he took the national title with a superb breakaway effort.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

With the competitive year ramping up, Irish riders have got their season underway in various events. National champion Conor Dunne showed strongly t(...)

An artist’s impression of  the WB Yeats ferry

Thousands of Irish Ferries passengers whose travel plans were thown into disarray last year because of the late delivery of the WB Yeats ferry could b(...)

Trade data form China troubled global stocks on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

China’s surprisingly weak trade data brought a four-day rally in European shares to a halt on Monday, with luxury goods and technology stocks leading (...)

Tesco bucked the UK trend in its sector with higher UK like-for-like sales over Christmas. Photograph: Reuters

European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors shrugged off concerns about the car-making and retail sectors. The pan-European Stoxx 600 inde(...)

In the pipeline: Volvo’s 360c “bed on wheels”  is still a concept at this point

It’s not all robot delivery dogs, self-driving cars that let you snooze, or digital assistants that can tell you need to talk about your day. Although(...)

Delta: Shares in the airline company  were down 9 per cent by mid-morning in New York, American Airlines shares fell 8 per cent.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Delta Air Lines sent US airline stocks sliding on Thursday, after warning that fourth-quarter revenues would be lower than forecast and reviving inves(...)

Mark Downey: he has taken gold at three track cycling World Cup races. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

One week after saying she hoped that a final decision would be reached in terms of the running of the 2019 Rás Tailteann, race director Eimear Dignam (...)

At one point your typical Irish home featured a bulky stereo systems, ashtrays galore, VHS cassettes and a budgie. Illustration: Paul Scott

There is a wonderful museum on Henrietta Street in Dublin 1 which is dedicated to the slums and the tenements of Dublin in the rare auld times. Many o(...)

Ireland’s Matthew Teggart: he will be one of four Irishmen on the new UCI-registered  team. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

The blow to Irish cycling suffered by the ending of the An Post Chainreaction team at the close of the 2017 season plus the loss of the Aqua Blue Spor(...)

The New York Stock Exchange, on Monday, where global markets were sharply higher on the day following reports the US and China have made progress in their trade dispute. Photograph: Justin Laneepa

A temporary ceasefire in the US-China trade war boosted global stocks to their highest in about three weeks on Monday, while sending the dollar lower (...)

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