Best of Europe:  glass bowl by Róisín de Buitléar

In our age of mass production and perfect manufactured replicas, does making things by hand matter any more? Exploring Homo Faber, a huge exhibition d(...)

Clairvue-Nantes paid Nama €26.6 million for the loans, secured on properties bought by Quinlan Private, a partnership led by financial adviser, Derek Quinlan, in February 2012.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

State assets agency Nama could face questions on Thursday about the sale of loans linked to boom-era property player Quinlan Private to a Luxembourg c(...)

McDonald’s does not have to pay any additional tax in the EU as a result of the European Commission investigation. Photograph: Reuters

The European Commission has decided that arrangement between McDonald’s and Luxembourg, which allowed the fast food group to pay almost no tax on its (...)

EU  Contest for Young Scientists winners: Anna and Adrian Fleck (both from Germany), Brendan Matusch from Canada and Nicolas Fedrigo also from Canada. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The top prizes in this year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) were awarded to a brother and sister from Germany, and two entrants (...)

Simon Meehan from Ballincollig, Cork, participating in  the European Union Contest for Young Scientists at the RDS, speaking with President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has saluted young scientists for their “independence of thought, critical turn of mind and questioning of the status quo”.(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

The European Union should scrap national vetoes on tax, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday. In his annual state-of-the-union ad(...)

The OECD’s report shows that in Ireland, there were 25 students in primary classes, the fifth highest in the 36-member OECD. Only the UK, Japan, Israel and Chile had slightly larger class sizes.

Ireland has the some of the largest school class sizes in the developed world, according to a major international education report. The OECD’s Educat(...)

The new Domino’s Pizza store in Ringsend.

Domino’s Pizza group has opened its 50th store in the Republic as part of an expansion plan to have 75 outlets in this market. The London-listed comp(...)

Dublin is among the most preferred locations for financial services companies

Ashmore has become the latest British asset management company to announce plans to establish an office in Ireland ahead of Brexit. The company on Fr(...)

Stephen Knowles outside the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg: “Any weekend I can be in Germany, Belgium or France in less than 30 minutes.”

Sport was the lure to keeping Stephen Knowles in Luxembourg when he first went for what he intended as a one-year career move. A keen rugby player and(...)

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