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Candles placed at Stolpersteine on November 9th as locals honour the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht pogroms. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

When 91-year-old Peter Jordan returned this week to Munich it was in spite of, and because of, his past.He was just 15 when, in the summer of 1939, he(...)

Labour MP Tristram Hunt’s proposals provoked ridicule from political enemies. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Hammersmith Bridge has straddled the Thames for more than a century. It has a tendency to corrode, it was the target of IRA bomb attacks, and it strug(...)

The North’s Minister of Finance Simon Hamilton said of the Osborne offer: “It’s disappointing it isn’t a final decision”.Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

Power over corporation tax is “not a good candidate for devolution” to the Northern Ireland Executive, the highly respected London-based Institute f(...)

The United Kingdom’s chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, has used his Autumn financial statement, the last before the general election in May(...)

Former British Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe,  who died on Thursday, pictured in 1977. Photograph: PA

Jeremy Thorpe, who brought the Liberal party to the brink of coalition government in 1974 but resigned amid scandal soon after, has died aged 85. He d(...)

Bitbuzz managing director Shane Deasy

Broadband provider UPC Ireland is to acquire Irish-owned wifi company Bitbuzz for an undisclosed sum thought to be in the region of €5-€6 million.Bitb(...)

EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas  holds a press conference on the Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard 2014, at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

R&D investment by companies in Ireland is more than double the world average, according to new research, which bolsters the State’s claim to be an(...)

NTR chief executive Rosheen McGuckian said that with stable revenues and continued tight management of costs, the group should record underlying profits of mid single-digit millions each year.  (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES)

Pre-tax profits at renewable energy investment group NTR rose to €4.9 million in the first half of the year, reflecting consistent earnings from its U(...)

Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, and Spider Man ready to race to the rescue

In the age of on-demand services, “is there anything on Sky Movies Premiere tonight?” is beginning to sound like an odd question. Less than hal(...)

Irish-Swiss food group Aryzta was the star performer, rising €2.11 or 3.3 per cent to €65.36, following positive first-quarter results earlier in the week. Photograph:Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

European shares rose again despite surveys that showed the euro zone economy may face another contraction. Investors looked to a European Centr(...)

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