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Taoiseach ‘serious’ about 2020 election proposal as the ‘country needs stability’

Taoiseach 'serious' about 2020 election proposal as the 'country needs stability' Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (Brian Lawless/PA)Leo Varadkar: Frank McGrath Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said his proposal for a 2020 election was a "serious" one, after Fianna...

Sergio Marchionne: car boss who saved Fiat and Chrysler

Sergio Marchionne: car boss who saved Fiat and Chrysler Sergio Marchionne, who moved to Toronto from Abruzzo with his family when he was 14, was known in Italy as ‘Il Dottore’ – The Doctor –...

We don’t know what result of EU pull-out will be, May admits

We don't know what result of EU pull-out will be, May admits UK Prime Minister Theresa May Photo: REUTERS British Prime Minister Theresa May has suggested the public should take comfort from plans to stockpile medicines...

Gin craze boosts drinks giant Diageo

Gin craze boosts drinks giant Diageo The Gordon’s and Tanqueray group said sales of gin jumped 16% in the year to June 30. The soaring popularity of gin has helped drinks giant Diageo chalk up a...

Hen harrier shows signs of a comeback in Cork

Hen harrier shows signs of a comeback in Cork The endangered hen harrier Hen Harriers are one of the country's threatened birds of prey, and among the least-known aspects of their ecology, where they go once...

Pence: Turkey faces US sanctions unless pastor is freed

Pence: Turkey faces US sanctions unless pastor is freed Andrew Craig Brunson has been held on terrorism and spying charges. Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor, has been detained in Turkey (Emre Tazegul/AP)) Vice President Mike Pence...

Factory growth picks up after slow start to year

Factory growth picks up after slow start to year The Bank of England is weighing up a decision on whether to raise interest rates. Firms’ investment intentions have fallen back (PA) Manufacturing growth has picked up to...

Fair Deal overhaul set to help farming families

Fair Deal overhaul set to help farming families A number of safeguards have been put in place to ensure the system cannot be abused under the new Fair Deal overhaul The overhaul of the Fair Deal...

STMicro says iPhones will boost chip demand

STMicro says iPhones will boost chip demand STMicroelectronics chips are usedin Apple iPhones STMicroelectronics has forecast a rebound in smartphones chips thanks to customers including Apple, but said growth won't benefit profitability as new products ramp...

Rescue crews search for more victims following Greece wildfires

Rescue crews search for more victims following Greece wildfires A fire broke out north east of Athens in the area of Rafina. The wildfire destroyed many houses in Mati, east of Athens (Antonis Nikolopoulos/Eurokinissi via AP) Rescue...

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