Northern Ireland’s then minister of finance and personnel, Sammy Wilson, was critical of the agency  publicly “auctioning” the portfolio. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Political pressure led Nama to limit the information it gave potential buyers for Project Eagle, deterring some companies from bidding for the loans,(...)

Shannon Airport: losing two stopovers and Ryanair is cutting flights there next summer. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Shannon Airport is facing the loss of two stopovers following the news that Ryanair is cutting flights there next summer. British Airways is cancelli(...)

Belfast-based B-Secur has developed and patented technology to use the human heartbeat’s algorithm – which is unique in every living person – as a way to quickly and securely identify one person from the next. Photograph: Alex Stokes/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Fed up with endless passwords or PINs? Perhaps like many other people you are increasingly worried about the amount of your personal information that(...)

Ryanair stepped up its Shannon services considerably in April 2014 following the then government’s decision to axe the €3-a-head passenger tax. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ryanair plans to drop its Shannon-Paris Beauvais service next winter after cutting frequencies on other routes from the airport over the summer. The(...)

 A woman takes photos during a candlelight vigil at Oxford Street, Sydney, Australia, for victims of the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Getty Images

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, speaking on Monday after the massacre in a Florida nightclub, said the United States must find a(...)

File photograph of Burt Kwouk, best known for playing Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films, who has died aged 85. File photograph: PA Wire

Burt Kwouk, best known for playing Cato Fong in the Pink Panther films, has died aged 85. As well as seven Pink Panther films, the Manchester-born ac(...)

Jet race: Tesla Model S

Boeing versus electric car Can a Tesla Model S beat a Qantas Boeing 737-800? On a runway at Avalon Airport, southwest of Melbourne, Australia, the uni(...)

Fr PJ Byrne’s death  anticipates the passing of a generation of diocesan priests who emerged in the years after Vatican II, full of the enthusiasm and anxious to make a difference in the lives of their parishioners.

On February 7th, the parish priest of Kilcock and Newtown in Co Kildare, Fr PJ Byrne, died suddenly. Earlier he had travelled to witness a Kildare vic(...)

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