The owner of Madame Tussauds in London has seen its shares plunge by a fifth as peak summer trading woes after UK terror attacks took the shine off a worldwide Peppa Pig deal. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Shares in Merlin Entertainments, operator of tourist attractions such as London’s Madame Tussauds waxworks, tumbled around 20 per cent on Tuesday afte(...)

US president Donald J Trump waves after speaking  at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, October 13th, 2017. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Saying Donald Trump is mistaken is like saying Wednesday follows Tuesday – everyone knows it to be true. Still, let me say it: Trump is mistaken about(...)

Carton House in Kildare.

Ryanair courts Bellew Ryanair wants to lure Peter Bellew, a former head of flight operations and now chief executive of Malaysia Airlines back to the(...)

Eric McDowell: he joined the Bletchley Park establishment straight from school, and was part of the Japanese Emperor Codes cryptology department

Eric McDowell, who has died at at the age of 92, was involved in many facets of life in Northern Ireland, both business and private. However, a signif(...)

Ireland’s win against Wales, courtesy of James McClean’s winning goal, brings the national team closer to a place at the World Cup – and reminds us that international soccer has a way of subverting the rules of global power. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With Ireland’s win against Wales, Martin O’Neill’s team is within two matches of a spot at the World Cup – another reminder that international soccer (...)

In Ireland, we dodge ladders, black cats and magpies, but other cultures have their own seemingly senseless superstitions. Photograph: Getty Images

Consider yourself superstitious? Do you dodge ladders, black cats and magpies? If so, here are 13 more superstitions for you to take note of as you tr(...)

A US air force B-1B bomber taking off from Andersen air force base, Guam, on Tuesday. Photograph: Joshua Smoot/AFP/Getty Images

The US air force has flown two B-1B strategic bombers over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea, amid simmering tensions in th(...)

The Bank of England in London. Britain’s economic growth has been revised downwards to 1.7 per cent by the IMF. Photograph: iStock

The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its forecast for Ireland’s economic performance, as it said the current broad-based global economic upswi(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: Pyongyang has been boosting its cyberwarfare capabilities in recent years, taking aim at both government targets as well as corporate networks. Photograph: KCNA via Reuters

North Korean hackers stole a major trove of classified data, including South Korean and US war plans, in a major security breach last year, a parliam(...)

Liam Neeson has ‘helped to raise Ireland’s profile and awareness of Ireland and Irish artists around the world’.

Liam Neeson is to receive a special award from President Michael D Higgins for his outstanding contribution to the Irish diaspora. The annual Presid(...)