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It seems the French are too blame for putting salt and pepper together. Photograph: Getty Images

“The devil is in the details” is an idiom whose truth always pops up when investigating food. What seemed simple at first turns out to be a complex so(...)

Prem Group chief executive Jim Murphy

International hotel manager Prem Group has launched a business to sell coach tours and group bookings to independent hotels across Ireland and Britain(...)

Denis Casey pictured in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

After former Irish Life and Permanent chief executive Denis Casey lost his appeal against his conviction in the Supreme Court on Thursday, we profile (...)

Lizzie Brown Halliday (c1860 - June 18th, 1918) was the first woman sentenced to die in New York State’s electric chair (1894) but her sentence was commuted based on insanity and she spent the rest of her life in a mental institution. Image: New York NY National Police Gazette, September 23rd, 1893/Wikimedia Commons

Irish-America is awash with stories of successful Irish migrants; the men and women who built industrial cities, served its people, or educated its ch(...)

Departure gates in Dublin Airport, which has just had its best January in its 79-year history.

Dublin Airport enjoyed its best January performance on record with just under 2.1 million passengers travelling through the facility. Compared to the(...)

Kerry, owner of brands such as Denny and Dairygold, said volume growth was well ahead of its markets.

Kerry Group signalled on Tuesday that it has begun stockpiling raw materials ahead of Brexit, as chief executive Edmond Scanlon cautioned that weakeni(...)

Pierce Butler was born in Ballintemple House in Co Carlow in July 1744.

On September 17th, 1787, Carlow-born Pierce Butler, alongside three other Irish immigrants, assembled at Independence Hall in Philadelphia to lend his(...)

CIE International Tours chief executive Elizabeth Crabill: “We are masters of marketing in North America but we do not know how to market in China yet.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Elizabeth Crabill isn’t chasing millennials to the same extent as some of her rivals in the travel industry. “They’re not going to be the bread and b(...)

CRH CEO Albert Manifold. ‘CRH has been substantially restructured by the CEO over the past five years,’ says Davy.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CRH shares jumped on Wednesday after Europe’s biggest activist investor said it has built up a stake in the building materials giant, prompting specul(...)

Photograph: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Toyota’s quarterly operating profit edged up as continued increase in sales in Asia, including China, offset lower sales in North America, its biggest(...)

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