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Summer solstice in Helsinki, Finland – the happiest country, according to the UN’s latest happiness report, for the second year running. Photograph: Heikki Saukkomaa via Reuters

Money can’t buy you happiness. How many times was that drilled into you as a child? But have a look at the latest UN Happiness Report. The top 20 coun(...)

Top down in -20 degrees is probably not the life that many people envisage when they buy a sports car

“Are you crazy?” The question wasn’t posed with incredulity nor hostility, but seemingly with genuine curiosity. I guess your average petrol station i(...)

Mincon saw sales rise above €100 million in 2018.

Irish engineering group Mincon said 2018 had been a positive year for the group, with revenue rising 21 per cent and operating profit increasing 16 pe(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

A mural shows Australian prime minister Scott Morrison holding a lump of coal as it advertises a rally by students across the world to protest against climate change, in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Our climate Our climate has shaped life on Earth for thousands of years. A combination of “the atmosphere, oceans, lands, ice and the life on our pla(...)

Interior shot of a self-driving Lexus car.

The coming of the robot car has been screamed loud from every headline and tech blog for the past decade, but increasingly car makers are being more c(...)

Poland’s finance minister Teresa Czerwinska and Czech Republic finance minister Alena Schillerova ahead of the Ecofin meeting. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

EU attempts to tax the digital giants were laid to rest by EU finance ministers at their Ecofin meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. They agreed to freeze(...)

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Domino’s Pizza posted falling annual profits and admitted store openings will be hit this year amid an escalating row with its franchisees. But the p(...)

Planned data centre will provide 1,000 construction jobs over five years and lead to 200 permanent data centre jobs.

Members of Clare County Council on Monday rezoned lands for a €400 million data centre on the outskirts of Ennis in spite of local residents’ concerns(...)

In Ireland, our average annual hours dropped by 150 during the recession, and has since recovered as employment picked up.

For any European moving to work in the United States, the short annual holidays are a culture shock. By contrast, Europe seems leisurely, with a minim(...)

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