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 Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends a debate with French parliament members at the National Assembly in Paris last week. File photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Greta Thunberg is to sail across the Atlantic in a high-speed racing yacht next month to attend UN climate summits in the US and Chile. The journey w(...)

Matt Ryan of Press Up Entertainment

Matt Ryan’s first foray into the hospitality business was 12 years ago when he, along with business partner Paddy McKillen jnr, took over the manageme(...)

New York-listed Ardagh reported on Thursday that it generated revenue of $2.26 billion in the second quarter.

Dublin-born financier Paul Coulson has hired former KPMG Ireland head Shaun Murphy as chief operating officer of his Ardagh Group, lining up a potenti(...)

Nissan chief executive Hiroto Saikawa attends a news conference to release first quarter earnings. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

Nissan said on Thursday it would slash 12,500 jobs globally by 2022 and cut output to rein in costs as it suffers from sluggish sales and rising costs(...)

Diageo has been restructuring in recent years to improve performance and streamline its portfolio by selling non-core businesses and underperforming labels, while bulking up on newer, hipper brands. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Guinness-maker Diageo reported higher annual profit on Thursday, helped by growth across all its markets, an improved price mix and cost controls. Th(...)

Triona Mullane of mAdme Technologies.

Triona Mullane founded mAdme Technologies in 2013 to provide a customer experience platform for mobile operators around the world. Since then, she’s(...)

People visit heavy machinery of Volvo at Bauma China, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Volvo on Thursday hiked its growth outlook for North America and Europe, as upbeat deliveries for trucks and construction equipment as well as continu(...)

A newborn baby girl named Danica Camacho, the Philippines’ symbolic “seven billionth baby” who was part of the United Nations’ seven billion global population projection, in Fabella Maternity Hospital Manila on October 31st, 2011. The UN had predicted the world’s population would reach seven billion on October 31st, 2011. Photograph: Reuters/Erik De Castro

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that if we fail to prevent global warming rising by more than 1.5 degrees over pre-industrial wo(...)

Anorexia affects between 1 per cent to 2 per cent of women and 0.2-0.4 per cent of men. It has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Photograph: iStock

Anorexia is at least partly a metabolic disorder and not just psychiatric as previously thought, new research suggests. The genetic basis of anorexia(...)

Yukpa indigenous children, some of them suffering from malnutrition, are fed with supplements provided by CARITAS organisation, at Los Angeles del Tukuko mission, near Machiques, Zulia state, Venezuela. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

More than 820 million people are still going hungry in the world, according to a UN report that says reaching the target of zero hunger by 2030 is “a(...)

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