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 Roger Smith’s J109 Wakey Wakey was the winner of the pre-season ISORA race in Dun Laoghaire last weekend.

Poolbeg yacht Wakey Wakey starts as a favourite in Sunday’s first race of the ISORA season but the River Liffey-based J109 will be up against some new(...)

A protester throws a container during clashes with police  in Paris on Thursday. Photograph:  Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images

A far-left union bid to turn a protest on Thursday over a shakeup of the state railways into a bigger show of resistance to President Emmanuel Macron(...)

 Russian soldiers and Syrian government forces oversee the evacuation of rebel fighters from the Army of Islam and their families from the town of Dumayr, northeast of Damascus, on Thursday. Photograph Sana (official Syrian news agency)/via AP)

The Syrian government stepped up its efforts on Thursday to retake the opposition’s last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one an(...)

The Chinese Government is extending visa-free access to Hainan to make the destination more popular.

The annual list of the most expensive cities to do business in for 2018 was announced this week. New York, as ever, topped the list. However, three Sw(...)

Investigators in Philadelphia examine a damaged engine that caused the death of a passenger on a Southwest Airlines jet earlier this week. The engine suffered catastrophic damage shortly after takeoff from La Guardia Airport in New York. Photograph: National Transport Safety Board/New York Times

The US Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspections of about 220 aircraft engines as investigators found a broken fan blade touched (...)

Dermot  Murphy’s departure from Aryzta is the latest at the beleaguered owner of Cusine de France. Photograph: iStock

Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta has appointed a new European chief , with Gregory Sklikas to succeed Dermot Murphy. Mr Sklikas, former EMEA chief oper(...)

A Co Monaghan facility of Lacpatrick. The co-op invested €40m   last year in a new drier used for  powdered milk

Food groups Glanbia, Lakeland and United Dairy Farmers could bid for milk processor Lacpatrick, which wants to merge or join forces with another playe(...)

Donald Sutherland gets mad in ‘The Leisure Seeker’

Look, it’s only fair. Hollywood has aimed undemanding, patronising films at kids for generations. It can only be right that older people now get their(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev (right) accepts the European Commission report from EU commissioner Johannes Hahn, on Wednesday. Photograph: Nake Batev/EPA

A top EU official has urged Macedonia to deepen reforms and end a bitter 27-year-old dispute with Greece, after the European Commission backed the lau(...)

The former rebel Syrian town of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus pictured  on Tuesday,  after the Syrian army declared  all anti-regime forces had left Eastern Ghouta. Douma was also the site of a recent alleged chemical weapons attack.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

It is not clear when an Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons fact-finding mission will be able to travel safely to Douma, the Syrian c(...)

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