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Irish businessman Peter Conlon has been jailed for embezzlement in Switzerland. Photograph: iStock

Irish businessman Peter Conlon has been convicted of embezzlement in Switzerland, the Sunday Times reports. Mr Conlon, the founder of Ammado, pleade(...)

Flybe has seen cost-cutting help lift underlying pre-tax profits to £9.9 million from £9.2 million a year earlier.

Shares in Flybe took off on Friday following reports that Virgin Atlantic is in talks about a takeover bid for the struggling airline. Flybe flies fr(...)

A man walks past a display with portraits of Saudi king Salman bin Abdulazziz (C), his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and the founder of the kingdom, King Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh. photograph: Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images

The pressure on business leaders to cut or suspend ties with Saudi Arabia following its apparently barbaric murder of a journalist illustrates the dan(...)

Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi:  was last seen entering the Saudi  diplomatic mission in Istanbul on October 2nd.

Business group Ibec has cancelled a conference involving the Saudi ambassador to Ireland over the presumed killing of a dissident journalist in the Sa(...)

David Bonderman: other global business figures pulling out of FII are tycoon Richard Branson, media investor Arianna Huffington, Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, AOL co-founder Steve Case and a host of bank chiefs led by JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman has pulled out of a high-profile investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week. He becomes the latest in a list of(...)

In relation to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance US president Donald Trump said: ‘we’re going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe’ punishment: Reuters

US president Donald Trump said does not want to “hurt jobs” by sanctioning Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, but has nonetheless(...)

The Sydney Opera House’s sails controversially become a blank canvas for the advertisers of the Everest horse race. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP

In numbers: Galactic ambition 800 Number of would-be space tourists who have paid to take a trip on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic since the (...)

Irish consumers have a distinct preference for beef from grass-fed cattle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s livestock sector shows little signs as yet of engaging with so-called “clean meat”, a new technology expected to cause significant food-sect(...)

Handout photo of Sir Richard Branson and his son Sam Bransonduring their climb of Mont Blanc in the Alps to complete the Virgin Strive Challenge 2018. Photograph: Jon Griffith/PA Wire

Sir Richard Branson and his son Sam came seconds from death as falling rocks “the size of small cars” crashed over their heads before they reached the(...)

Nicole Kidman. Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP/Getty Images

Nicole Kidman, Steven Spielberg, David Letterman and Richard Branson have all claimed to be shy. Shy people are preoccupied with what others think of (...)

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