Apple for Athenry: A group  supporting the planned Apple data centre in Galway celebrate after the judicial review rejected both challenges to  the project. Photograph: Courtpix

More than two and a half years after Apple first announced it would invest €850 million in a data centre in Athenry, it all came down to a judicial re(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney: the company said the recall was a “purely precautionary measure, as no finished products have been found to have listeria present and no confirmed illnesses have been reported”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Greencore shares fell by 7.2 per cent on Monday after it was forced to recall several product lines on foot of a listeria scare at its plant in Rhode (...)

Mannin beach between near Ballyconneely in Connemara Co Galway. Several US colleges have based their ‘study abroad’  modules in the wider area as a partnership with the Connemara Wes, community development organisation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

When Prof Deborah Wickering comes across the name “Tully” back in Michigan’s Grand Rapids, her heart skips a little beat and she thinks of Connemara. (...)

President Donald Trump attempts to crush a  glass protective vial:  as he settles into office, he has relatively few legislative wins to show. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP

The timing of this week’s healthcare debacle could not have been worse for Donald Trump. The US president marked his sixth month in office this week(...)

President Donald Trump signs one of three executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday, inluding reinstating the abortion “gag rule”.  Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

In one of a number of sharp reversals from the Obama era, US president Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order banning international NGOs fr(...)

More than 500,000 protest in a Women’s March on the National Mall in Washington DC on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/ AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of people took over the streets of Washington and cities across the United States a day after Donald Trump took office vowing to(...)

Moody’s  headquarters in New York. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/GettyImages

The world’s second-largest credit ratings agency has agreed to pay nearly $864 million (€812 million) to settle US government and state claims that it(...)

President-elect Donald Trump scoffed at his rival Hillary Clinton’s near two million lead in the popular vote. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

There has been no evidence of widespread election fraud in the November 8th US presidential contest, the White House said on Monday, following preside(...)

President-elect Donald Trump following his meeting with Mitt Romney at the weekend. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

President-elect Donald Trump, working to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on January 20th, was scheduled to hold talks in New (...)

 People in Los Angeles protest the appointment of  former Breitbart News head Steve Bannon, as chief strategist of the White House. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s election as the next US president after a xenophobic and Islamophobic campaign has switched on a spouting tap of hate. He has emboldene(...)