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British  prime minister Theresa May making a statement outside 10 Downing Street. She   has announced that she will resign on Friday, June 7th. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Candidates to succeed Theresa May as British prime minister were jostling for position last night after she announced her resignation in a tearful sta(...)

Outgoing prime minister Theresa May announcing she will resign on Friday, June 7th. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Before Theresa May walked up to the podium outside 10 Downing Street to announce her resignation, she had a meeting inside with 1922 Committee chairma(...)

The average cost of a monthly public transport ticket in Dublin is €114.95. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dublin has the second highest transport costs in the world , according to a global survey of 55 major cities. The average cost of a monthly public tr(...)

I’ve long believed Bloomsday (tomorrow) should be a national holiday. Or that the June Bank Holiday should be transferred to the 16th of this month. T(...)

High Tatras: Lonely Planet’s top destination, in Slovakia, is home to brown bears. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Destinations in Slovakia, Spain and Iceland have been named Lonely Planet’s top three must-see destinations in Europe this year. Its Best in Europe 2(...)

Exiled in Paris, Joseph Roth  foresaw the grim future, writing to his friend and benefactor Stefan Zweig: ‘It will have become clear to you now that we are drifting towards a great catastrophe.’ Photograph: Getty Images 

If you’ve read Joseph Roth’s great novel The Radetsky March, as I finally got around to doing recently, you’ll know it begins with a fleeting incident(...)

Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) were among five banks hit with a €1.07bn fine for taking part in a foreign exchange trading cartel. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Brussels has fined Barclays, RBS, Citigroup, JPMorgan and Japanese bank MUFG just over €1 billion for participating in cartels to manipulate the forei(...)

Former senator George Mitchell in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s growth as an international business hub rather than Brexit was the driving force in attracting global law firm DLA Piper, according to its c(...)

 Ireland’s Sarah McTernan will be singing 22, written by a team of Dutch songwriters, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Lili Forberg

First of all, when is the Eurovision on? This year’s Eurovision Song Contest 2019 takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel between May 14th and 18th. As is cu(...)

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook: The  company announced plans last year to add a further 5,000 jobs to its Irish operation in the coming years, with a move to a new headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Lino Mirgeler/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar assured Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg of the Government’s “commitment to supporting a business-friendly en(...)

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