Prof Damien McLoughlin of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. ‘We hold our alumni very close,’ he says. ‘This is not something you normally find outside of the US. Our alumni work with us to decide what is required for students in future.’

Representatives of some of the world’s top business schools – along with leading global companies such as EY, Google, Facebook and Salesforce – gather(...)

 Italian deputy premier and interior minister Matteo Salvini  at a campaign rally in Putignano, near Bari, southern Italy. Salvini is attempting to expand Italy’s budget. Photograph: Annamaria Loconsole/EPA

Matteo Salvini has reignited Rome’s battle with Brussels over his public spending plans, and while financial markets are unimpressed, many internation(...)

Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP

PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler are exploring a partnership to share investments to build cars in Europe, according to people familiar with the talks. Th(...)

Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, founders, of Grafton Architects were recognised for their outstanding global contribution at an event at the university on Friday afternoon. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Two renowned Irish architects have been awarded UCD’s highest honour, the Ulysses Medal. Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, founders, of Grafton A(...)

Bocconi University in Milan, Italy

Grafton Architects continue to stack up the gongs for exceptional contributions to the world of architecture. It has this week been awarded the Royal (...)

Sense of place: part of Grafton Architects’ building for Bocconi University, in Milan

In February 2009 Grafton Architects’ new faculty at Bocconi University, in Milan, was announced as a finalist for the distinguished Mies Van der Rohe (...)

Books produced by Editoriale Zanardi, a prestige book printer bought out by employees last year, in Padua, Italy. Photograph: Marco Gualazzini/The New York Times

High-end printing is an artisans’ job in Italy. For those books, the gluing and the binding of the pages are predominantly done by hand. But at(...)

In October 2011 David Cameron, the British prime minister, was forced to withdraw a comment he made in his speech at the Conservative Party conference(...)