It may sound counter-intuitive, but banks probably would not want this money. File photograph: Toby Melville/PA

In the old days when somebody had a large financial windfall, it was often speculated that person could “live off the interest”. An interest rate of (...)

A car transporter  is driven out of Honda’s Swindon manufacturing plant, which it says will close. Photograph: Adrian Dennis / AFP / Getty

Honda Motor’s decision to end carmaking in Britain casts a pall over the future of the UK auto industry after it recovered from near extinction just a(...)

Valentine’s Day comes with a pretty hefty price tag for most Irish couples

That time is upon us again: the day when everyone is supposed to be in love and told by the media and the markets of the world to express their love b(...)

Lot:195 BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1907-1909 Sledge used on the British Antarctic Expedition by Ernest Shackleton ( €69,000- 120,000)

A recent competition by the BBC asked viewers to vote for their favourite “icons” of the 20th century – across seven fields of human endeavour. The wi(...)

Bjorn Kjos, chief executive of Norwegian, rejected two previous offers from IAG

Shares in Norwegian Air Shuttle slumped by a record margin after the company raised three billion kroner (€308 million) through a share sale to avoid (...)

Conor Wallace in action during his amateur days against Michael O’Reilly in the  National Elite Male Championships Finals at the National Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After helping Conor McGregor prepare for the eagerly anticipated rematch with Nate Diaz back in 2016, life is now a far cry from the supercars and sta(...)

John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown’s transatlantic aircraft crossed the Atlantic between St John’s, Newfoundland and Clifden, Ireland on June 15th, 1919. (Photograph: SSPL/Getty Images

It is probably easier to look back and weigh the importance of a particular scientific achievement of the past than to predict how science will influe(...)

The first electric flight across the English Channel took place three years ago, in an Airbus E-Fan prototype aircraft.

That electric power is coming, on a mass scale, to motoring is pretty much now taken for granted. Battery and electric motor technology has advanced i(...)

KPMG’s financial performance will come as a relief following a series of reputational setbacks in the UK and overseas over the past 18 months. Photograph: iStock

Big Four accountancy firm KPMG has reported revenues rising at their fastest rate for a decade in the UK, despite the blow to its reputation from the (...)

The €3 billion figure may have been created by someone inside the Government, perhaps  to dampen expectations the broadband plan will ever be completed. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) was a wounded animal before we heard last month that the project might cost a whopping €3 billion, twice the origina(...)

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