Colourful buildings of Randyland art museum in Mexican War Streets district in Pittsburgh’s Northside. Pennsylvania, USA

Like most kids of the 1980s, I had an obsession for all things American. Pop-Tarts, OshKosh, Sweet Valley High, MTV... I was fascinated by it all. Whe(...)

An Post has unveiled four stamps to honour the contribution of the Scottish-born philanthropist Andrew Carnegie who funded 66 libraries in Ireland

An Post has unveiled four stamps to honour the contribution of the Scottish-born philanthropist Andrew Carnegie who funded 66 libraries in Ireland. T(...)

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London

There are Sackler galleries at some of the world’s leading arts institutions: the Serpentine, Tate, and the National Gallery in London have them, as d(...)

In 2003, Chuck Feeney signed off on a decision to spend all of his fortune in his lifetime. “Giving while living,” he called it.

Chuck Feeney today is a man of no property. He and his wife Helga live in a modest rented apartment in San Francisco. He has no car or luxuries of any(...)

Dave Elkington: “My goal is to build a great business and create huge value for our customers. At the end of the day an IPO is just a funding event.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The cold-call is dead and few will mourn its passing. With the rise in sophisticated customer relationship management (CRM) technology, it is now almo(...)

At some point in the life of wealthy and privileged business owners, a desire frequently occurs to make a difference to society in some way and to app(...)

 Brendan Rodgers: Including  the dismal end to last season,  Liverpool have taken only 16 points from their last 15 Premier League games. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA

Transition, transition, transition. It is the curse of modern football and also its great excuse. Whenever a club are underperforming, it is becaus(...)

Billionaire John C Malone, the biggest landowner in the US has now set his sites on creating an Irish property portfolio. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

American billionaire John Malone says he buys land because, reprising the Mark Twain adage, they are not making it anymore. But it’s mostly because(...)

The award-winning new library in Ballyroan, Rathfarnham. Photograph courtesy of Box Architecture

What comes to mind when you hear the words “public library”? Is it a low-ceilinged stuffy room with rows of bookshelves and a cluttered noticeboard fi(...)

 Hundreds gather to protest on the streets of Enniskillen during the 39th G8 summit at Lough Erne Golf Resort in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Photocall

Outside the library in Enniskillen a couple of thousand people, some connected to trade unions, left-wing political parties and environmental groups, (...)