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Centrist Democrat Beto O’Rourke, adherent of the “Oprah Winfrey school of positive thinking”. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

When Barack Obama launched his White House bid 12 years ago, he already had a library of well-crafted policies. Some were bold. Others were small-bore(...)

On top of the world: the Nordic countries top the UN World Happiness Report. Photograph: iStock/Getty

We’re not as happy as we used to be. Ireland is now only the 16th-happiest nation on the planet – two spots lower than last year – according to the Un(...)

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic  in court on Wednesday in The Hague, where a UN tribunal increased his sentence for war crimes from 40 years to life. Photograph:  Peter Dejong/AFP/Getty Images

A United Nations tribunal has rejected former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic’s appeal against his conviction for genocide and war crimes, and in(...)

The OECD findings tally with recent polls here, suggesting much of the electorate was unhappy with public-services related to housing and health. Photograph: Alan Betson

The majority of Irish people believe the Government should make housing more affordable even if it means raising taxes, a survey by the Organisation f(...)

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys and Minister of State for Training John Halligan at the announcement of the  investment of more than €100 million in six new SFI centres for research training.

The newly-launched Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) centres for research training programme is aimed at meeting future digital and information communi(...)

US senator Elizabeth Warren could be a nightmare for some on Wall Street. Photographer: Callaghan O’Hare/Bloomberg

In a country where “liberalism” means big government and “neoconservatism” implies utopian daring-do, the mangling of another abstract noun was probab(...)

In 2018, wind energy met a record 29 per cent of Irish electricity demand, the IWEA confirmed in its yearly review

Adoption of much more ambitious national targets means the all-Ireland electricity grid will soon need to be able to cater for almost 100 per cent ren(...)

Poland’s finance minister Teresa Czerwinska and Czech Republic finance minister Alena Schillerova ahead of the Ecofin meeting. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

EU attempts to tax the digital giants were laid to rest by EU finance ministers at their Ecofin meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. They agreed to freeze(...)

Jaguar’s design director Ian Callum celebrates the I-Pace victory in the prestigious Car Of The Year 2019 awards

It took a second round count of the the top votes to separate the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace from the AlpineA110 sports coupe. In many ways it was a (...)

Hygeia chief executive John Byrne: “It is the not knowing that is the most difficult part of it.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

It is all about March 29th and getting ready for the UK’s departure from the European Union, says John Byrne. The chief executive of Hygeia, the C(...)

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