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(...)