“Conversations about sustainability and fashion tend to revolve around the slow-fashion movement, reacting to our fast-fashion reality – cheap clothes, mass-produced in factories in developing countries.” Photograph: Woo He/EPA

At the Galway International Arts Festival on Saturday, I had the privilege of hosting a public interview with Prof Rebecca Earley, called “The Power o(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: prices are expected to have the biggest overall influence on the airline’s performance. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen

THIS WEEK JULY 24th Monday Results: Ryanair Holdings, Alphabet, Christian Dior, Halliburton, Hasbro, Hyundai Indicators: Euro zone composite, man(...)

A letter writer claimed Barry Corcoran had been murdered.

Detectives trying to solve the disappearance of a man two years ago have called into question the motive of a letter writer who claimed he had been mu(...)

Twitter: In its last results in February the company reported sales totalling $717 million (€672 million) in the fourth quarter, up only about 1 per cent compared with the previous year. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Monday Results: Halliburton, Hasbro, Hyundai, Office Depot, Villeroy & Boch, Volvo Indicators: German business climate (Apr); UK business optim(...)

CHC Helicopter said a spare Sikorsky S-92 was available in Ireland as backup for occasions when other machines in the Coast Guard fleet were undergoing maintenance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There will be no immediate shortage of helicopters to meet the Coast Guard’s rescue cover requirements following the crash of the Dublin-based Sikorsk(...)

Italy clash will be Cian Healy’s first Six Nations start since March 2015.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“He was never without misery, and never without hope.”  – Joseph Heller in Catch-22. Cian Healy, the prop called Church, who began as a seemingl(...)

60 per cent of the clothing goes back on to the market –  sold by the kilo mostly to Africa and eastern Europe

You know that bag of clothes sitting in the boot of your car? The one you’ve been meaning to drop off for recycling because they aren’t quite good eno(...)

A weekend in London is probably just what you need right now

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The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are expected to burn through $12 billion when “legacy spending” is taken into account. Photograph: AFP/Johannes Eisele/Getty Images

1. The price tag may have broken Brazil, but it hasn’t broken records The official cost of Rio 2016 is $4.1 billion (€3.7 billion), the organisers (...)

Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to the disappearance of missing man Barry Corcoran who was last seen a year ago on Wednesday.

Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to the disappearance of missing man Barry Corcoran who was last seen a year ago on Wednesday. Mr Cor(...)