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Arthur Ryan, second from left,  and Alma Carroll at the opening of Primark’s store in Boston in 2015, alongside Mayor Martin Walsh and  Primark chief executive Paul Marchant. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Leading business figures yesterday paid tribute to Arthur Ryan, who led Penneys-Primark from just one store on Dublin’s Mary Street to a global fashio(...)

Isaac Newtown: ‘Naturalists were wrong to use the slave ships to collect their samples,’ writes William Reville.

Science is a value-free and progressive enterprise, perhaps the most valuable product of the Enlightenment. But science is performed by scientists, or(...)

‘Airbnb has transformed the way people travel,’ says the company. File photograph: Getty Images

Airbnb was worth more than €700 million to the Irish economy in 2018, according to the company itself which arrived at the figure by combining host in(...)

Passengers often complain that public transport can be expensive, overcrowded, slow and lacking reach. Photograph: iStock

As pollution released by vehicles and industry continues to have severe consequences for our health and the environment, sustainable transport has nev(...)

Carola Rackete, the 31-year-old Sea-Watch 3 captain, is escorted off the ship by police and taken away for questioning, in Lampedusa, Italy. Photograph: Reuters/ Guglielmo Mangiapane

A war of words broke out between Germany and Italy on Sunday over the German captain of a rescue ship, who defied a docking ban enforced by Rome to br(...)

The Sea-Watch 3 charity ship’s German captain Carola Rackete being arrested by Italian police, in the Italian port of Lampedusa. Photograph: Anaelle Le Bouedec/AFP/Getty

Italian police have arrested the German captain of a migrant-rescue ship at the centre of a standoff with the Italian government, after she docked the(...)

The average European cost of a weighted heroin gram on the streets was €48. Photograph: Getty Images

The price of buying heroin on the streets in Ireland is one of the highest in Europe with a gram of the drug costing nearly three times more than the (...)

Mette Frederiksen of the Danish Social Democrats: has agreed to reverse some of the strict immigration curbs adopted by the outgoing centre-right government. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

Mette Frederiksen is to become Denmark’s youngest prime minister after her Social Democratic party agreed to soften its anti-immigration stance and fo(...)

The businessman gave evidence that he left Ireland permanently about 2004 or 2005 and had spent time in Italy, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal putting tarmac on driveways. The commission heard he had spent most of the last 20 years in Malta (pictured), where he had set up a company. Photograph: Reuters

An Irish businessman based in Malta has successfully challenged a tax demand for almost €1 million from the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab). The marrie(...)

Rodri in action earlier this year. He is understood to have informed Atlético that he would favour a transfer this summer. Photograph: David S Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Manchester City are closing in on the signing of Rodri from Atlético Madrid after indicating that they are prepared to pay the Spain midfielder’s €70(...)

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