President Xi Jinping arriving for the opening session of China’s Communist Party congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on  Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

President Xi Jinping hailed a historic new age of Chinese power at the start of a decisive Communist Party congress in Beijing’s Great Hall of the Peo(...)

The former Polo Grounds in New York.

Considering its status as the most famous All-Ireland final in history, the 70th anniversary of the Polo Grounds match between Cavan and Kerry attract(...)

Joesley Batista: last month, both Joesley and Wesley Batista were arrested and jailed. JBS named their father, Jose Batista (84), as chief executive, replacing  Wesley.  Photograph:  Sergio Lima/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s securities regulator has opened an investigation into the Cork-born head of investor relations at meat processing giant JBS, which has been e(...)

Minister of State for finance Michael D’Arcy has said: ‘The 12.5% tax rate is, and will remain, a core part of our offering.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

US president Donald Trump has renewed his pledge to clamp down on countries that are unfairly competing with America on tax, a day after he claimed th(...)

French former culture minister and newly elected head of Unesco Audrey Azoulay: she was chosen by the UN body’s 58-member executive council after five rounds of voting. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

The election of Audrey Azoulay as director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) on October 13th w(...)

The buzzwords right now in progressive companies are corporate wellness, executive healing and employee optimisation. Photograph: iStock

The buzzwords right now in progressive companies are corporate wellness, executive healing and employee optimisation. Smiling emojis, thumbs-up tee-sh(...)

The Irish space industry is growing exponentially, and expanding rapidly to take in a whole range of technologies. Photograph: iStock

Space exploration used to be a two-horse race, the exclusive preserve of two major superpowers, each trying to outdo the other with ever-bigger rocket(...)

Waterford has a well-established life-sciences cluster. Photograph: iStock
Southern charms

With property prices and wages in Dublin spiralling ever upwards, more companies are beginning to see the merits of having an office outside the capit(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  “We are going to have to build up new alliances.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A Europe without Britain could potentially be a difficult place for Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Speaking on BBC’s Spotlight programme (...)

Bill Clinton speaking at DCU, where he was conferred with an honorary doctorate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bill Clinton has warned that the rise of nationalism and tribalism across the world threatens to undo achievements such as the Belfast Agreement. The(...)