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    ‘Barnett formula’ could have MPs tearing their hair out

    What a difference a few years and a closely-fought independence referendum can make. Back in 2010, David Cameron, then...

  2. September 16, 2014

    UK house prices jump 11.7% in year to July

    The average home in London now costs more than £500,000 after the fastest rise in house prices in seven years, while...

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  1. September 15, 2014

    Free State Ireland has lessons for Scotland on sterling

    In November 1923, barely a year after it came into being, the Irish Free State raised £10m in a bond issue. As officials...

  2. September 13, 2014

    Orange Order march through Edinburgh to show loyalty to UK

    The mainstream campaign against Scottish independence had disavowed them completely but there was no doubting the British...

  3. September 12, 2014

    Better Together campaign spurns unionist marchers’ support

    Several thousand supporters of keeping Scotland in the UK will march through Edinburgh on Saturday, as members of the Grand...

  4. September 12, 2014

    Reverend Ian Paisley, Northern Ireland politician, 1926-2014

    Life in pictures: Ian Paisley The Reverend Ian Paisley, who has died aged 88, was the dominant Protestant politician during...

  5. September 12, 2014

    Former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley dies, aged 88

    The Rev Ian Paisley, former leader of the Democratic Unionist party and the dominant Protestant politician of the Northern...

  6. September 12, 2014

    Seven years of Irish austerity nears end amid signs of recovery

    As Michael Noonan, Ireland’s finance minister, toured Europe this week to secure backing for the government’s plan to repay...

  7. September 11, 2014

    Bond markets braced for Scotland impact

    If the vote for Scottish independence is as close as polls suggest, then western debt markets could be about to see...

  8. September 11, 2014

    Next reaps benefit of risk-taking as sales and profits rise

    Next hailed its willingness to take “fashion risk”, and the gathering momentum in its high street stores, as first-half...

  9. September 10, 2014

    Scotland’s fateful choice

    The United Kingdom ranks as one of the most successful marriages in history. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...

  10. September 8, 2014

    Ireland in talks to refinance IMF loans

    The Irish government has begun an intensive diplomatic push to persuade the European Commission and the European Central...

  11. The World

    September 7, 2014

    Consequences of a Yes vote will be profound

    In his 2011 book ‘Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe’, the historian Norman Davies writes: “That the...

  12. September 3, 2014

    OECD warns wage cuts create deflation risk

    Further cuts in real wages in countries whose labour markets have been hardest hit by the economic crisis would risk...

  13. September 1, 2014

    N Ireland visit a sign of US frustration at stalled peace process

    Two months ago, Victoria Nuland, an assistant US secretary of state, visited Northern Ireland with a message from the Obama...

  14. August 29, 2014

    Snapshot: ‘Landscapes’, by Tom Wood

    Snapshot: ‘Landscapes’, by Tom Wood Photographer Tom Wood was born in County Mayo, Ireland, in 1951 to a Catholic mother and...

  15. August 29, 2014

    Lessons in finance are just the beginning

    “So, how was school today?” – “S’alright.” “What did you learn?” – “Stuff.” “What stuff?” – “Dunno. Just stuff. Can you top...

  16. August 28, 2014

    Hays reports 12% growth in pre-tax profit

    Hays, the largest UK-listed recruiter, reported a 12 per cent increase in pre-tax profit for the full year as 19 countries...

  17. August 22, 2014

    The Slow Lane: Happy Days are here again

    Festivals can have large and small ambitions – or both at the same time. The Salzburg Festival was founded after the...

  18. Material World

    August 22, 2014

    Fashion’s redhead renaissance

    Natalie Westling, Parabal Gurung Autumn Winter 2014 The future’s red. Fresh from being the focus of a dedicated shoot in...

  19. August 22, 2014

    Friends Life seeks buyer for international arm

    Friends Life has appointed Goldman Sachs to find a buyer for its international arm as the FTSE 100 pension group refocuses...

  20. August 21, 2014

    Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds dies

    Albert Reynolds, a two-term Irish taoiseach (prime minister) who has died aged 81, helped to persuade the IRA to declare a...

  21. August 20, 2014

    Four arrested over ‘New IRA’ letter bombs

    Four people were arrested in Northern Ireland on Wednesday as part of a police investigation into a series of letter bombs...

  22. August 19, 2014

    Chuka Umunna says UK economic rebalancing ‘mired in chaos’

    Efforts to rebalance the UK economy away from London and the southeast using a regional growth fund have been “mired in...

  23. August 17, 2014

    US banks plan ahead for UK exit from EU

    Wall Street banks are drawing up preliminary plans to move some London-based activities to Ireland to address concerns that...

  24. August 14, 2014

    Trimaran Musandam breaks round-Britain sailing record

    A team of six sailors on board 70ft trimaran Musandam, Oman Sail’s flagship, arrived to a heroes’ welcome at Cowes, the home...

  25. August 7, 2014

    A tale of two turnrounds

    On Thursday, within minutes of each other, Mark Wilson at Aviva and Stephen Hester at RSA updated investors on the progress...

  26. August 7, 2014

    Scotland opens issue of autonomy across UK

    With its independence referendum only six weeks away, Scotland is on the brink of key changes in its relationship with the...

  27. August 7, 2014

    The truth and lies of Scottish and EU secessionists

    This week’s television debate between Alex Salmond, the pro-independence Scottish first minister, and Alistair Darling,...

  28. August 7, 2014

    Scottish vote fuels row over Barnett formula

    Scotland’s independence referendum is fuelling controversy about one of the UK’s thorniest issues – the share-out of public...

  29. August 7, 2014

    RSA chief warns more writedowns possible

    Stephen Hester, the banker drafted in to turn round insurance group RSA, has warned the group’s shareholders about the risk...

  30. August 7, 2014

    Dublin’s housing shortage defies national glut

    Ireland has nearly a quarter of a million vacant homes, but its capital city faces an acute housing shortage within a few...

  31. August 5, 2014

    Live TV Scotland debate to be online only for rest of UK

    Viewers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will not be able to watch the TV debate on Scottish independence live on...

  32. July 31, 2014

    Microsoft setback in cloud era test case

    Microsoft on Thursday suffered a setback in a case testing the cross-border reach of law enforcement in the cloud computing...

  33. July 27, 2014

    Supermarket tax ‘would push up food prices’, says UK government

    An attempt by English councils to impose a tax on large retailers to boost smaller community enterprises is likely to be...

  34. July 27, 2014

    Movers & shakers: July 28

    ● APG, the €375bn Dutch pensions manager, has hired Angelien Kemna as chief finance and risk officer, succeeding Peter Kok,...

  35. July 25, 2014

    Royal Bank of Scotland chief optimistic on Ulster Bank solution

    Ireland has been an expensive excursion for Royal Bank of Scotland. Its Ulster Bank subsidiary across the Irish Sea has cost...

  36. July 24, 2014

    Google pays £21.6m tax in UK, where revenues are $5.6bn

    Google’s UK operation paid £20.4m of corporation tax on its profits in 2013, according to accounts filed at Companies House...

  37. July 24, 2014

    Dinosaurs had feathers, say scientists

    Scientists say they have confirmed that dinosaurs were once covered in feathers, in a breakthrough that could make Jurassic...

  38. July 22, 2014

    Unions to ballot 400,000 NHS staff for strike action over pay

    More than 400,000 National Health Service workers in England are to be balloted over strikes in a dispute about pay, opening...

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