Homeland: Claire Danes goes conspicuously under cover in Afghanistan

Homeland (Thursday, RTÉ2) is one of those programmes that has been on the television for ever, like Heartbeat or ER or Last of the Summer Wine or the (...)

Each carmaker faces its own CO2 target, based on the weight of its vehicles. A business selling smaller cars such as Peugeot owner PSA therefore has a lower CO2 target than a company with a heavier average vehicle, such as Mercedes owner Daimler. Photograph: Keystone via AP

When Blas Arambilet tried to buy an electric car in April, something strange happened. Months after ordering a white Kia e-Niro from his local Barcelo(...)

 Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 20, 2019 in New York City.  Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European shares posted their best day in six weeks on Monday, as transatlantic deals by Louis Vuitton owner LVMH and Swiss drugmaker Novartis, as wel(...)

 Síofra Caherty, Fiona O’Doherty Mindy O’Brien, Flossie Donelly, Una Hand, Padraic Fogarty, and Kate Ruddock. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The grassroots uprising is underway and people of all ages are calling for great urgency on climate action. A lack of political action in Ireland has (...)

 Chairman of Dalata John Hennessy and Pat McCann, chief executive of Dalata. The company is expected to   report strong results. Photograph: Maxwell photography.ie

Monday Results: Glenveagh Properties, Manchester United. Indicators: Irish manufacturing PMI (Aug); euro zone manufacturing PMI (Aug); UK manufactur(...)

June data on retail spending looks set to confirm a strong first half of the year as a resurgent economy, falling prices and higher personal income see more spending at the till. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Monday Results: Ryanair, Alphabet, Whirlpool, Hasbro. Indicators: Euro-zone consumer confidence flash (Jul). Ryanair investors only have to look(...)

Babies compete in a crawling competition hosted by a Japanese magazine that specialises in pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing. Photograph:   Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

The number of Japanese children born this year was the lowest since records began in 1899, deepening a demographic crunch and ensuring the country’s p(...)

The two-night ‘Ashford Castle Fairytale experience’ includes private chauffeur, afternoon tea, falconry and lots, lots more - if your pockets are deep enough to afford the €4,350 to €6,350 price tag

A “fairytale” experience at Ashford Castle has been listed as one of the 25 best travel experiences in the world. The listing was compiled by US trav(...)