Diamond aigrette hairpiece, which also becomes a pendant, Made by Elenton Jewellers c1910, available from JW Weldon €4,500.

Shagreen, the granular material often mistaken for leather, but actually the untanned skin of sharks and stingrays, has lent its subtle beauty to toil(...)

Eric Porter and family Mollie Porter (6), Sam Porter (8) Louie Porter (9 months) and Kate Webster in Bristol

Working Abroad Q&A: Eric Porter, who is originally from Dublin, now lives in Bristol, where he works as an aerospace engineer. When did you (...)

Traders at work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. Wall Street stocks slipped on the day as political tensions sapped risk appetite. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

European shares fell on Monday, with banks leading the decline, as worries that the protracted US-China trade war could push the global economy into r(...)

Warren East, chief executive, said the FTSE 100 group had spent the extra funds building up inventory and arranging logistics in case of disruption if the UK crashes out of the EU at the end of October without an agreement. Photograph: Newscast/Rolls-Royce /PA Wire

Rolls-Royce has revealed it has spent £100 million (€109 million) preparing for a no-deal Brexit as the aero-engine group announced a further charge o(...)

US stocks rose on Tuesday, helped by technology shares, as China stepped in to stabilise the yuan

US stocks rose on Tuesday, helped by technology shares, as China stepped in to stabilise the yuan. European shares finished lower, weighed down by tr(...)

BMW said car sales fell in the first six months in Europe and the US, but rose in both Germany and China. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

The chief executive of BMW has urged Boris Johnson to “listen to the economy” on Brexit in a “personal message” to the UK’s new prime minister. Haral(...)

Stephen Rochford: his presence on Donegal sideline could serve to inspire Mayo in what promises  to be some battle.  Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

If you want to know letting bygones be bygones, you only need to hear one story from the weekend. Mick O’Dwyer was supposed to be going to Croke Park(...)

Brad Keywell, chief executive of Uptake Technologies has co-founded seven highly successful technology companies over a near-30 year career. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Most tech entrepreneurs might dream of ending up with their companies listing on the Nasdaq, but Brad Keywell isn’t sure it’s always the right call to(...)

Pieter Nota, BMW board member in charge of sales: “For us the road is not to force certain technologies through –  it’s more about the end results environmentally, it’s about clean air.

Here’s a 10-pointer pub quiz question: what’s the biggest tourist attraction in Bavaria? No, it’s not Munich’s infamous putsch beer hall, or the Neusc(...)

Gaël Méheust (l), chief executive of CFM International, with Dómhnal Slattery, chief executive of Avolon.

Aircraft lessor Avolon signed a deal for 140 engines valued at $2 billion (€1.78 billion) at list prices to power a portion of its burgeoning Airbus A(...)

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