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      Cash buyers dominate Irish housing market

      Cash buyers now account for nearly two-thirds of Ireland’s property market, as the country’s recovery from the...

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      Theresa May travels to Belfast to allay Brexit fears

      Theresa May will promise on Monday that Brexit will not lead to a reintroduction of a “hard border” in Northern...

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    1. Fast FT

      9 hours ago

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    2. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Scotland's Superglass bows to takeover bid

      Superglass, the UK’s largest independent glass wool maker, has recommended a £8.7m cash offer from an investment...

    3. July 21, 2016

      For Kerry Group, an old tale may become a short story

      Once upon a time a group of dairy farmers in south-west Ireland formed a co-operative, the better to sell their milk...

    4. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Ireland, France reiterate Article 50 call

      Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny and French President François Hollande are maintaining pressure on the UK government to...

    5. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Britvic sounds Brexit warning

      Britvic, the maker of Robinsons squash, has warned the UK’s vote to exit the EU will add to already “tough” trading...

    6. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Danske Bank ticks along despite negative rates

      Like many Scandinavian lenders, Danske Bank pretty much sat tight in the second quarter with a good quality loanbook...

    7. July 20, 2016

      N Ireland sectarian strife the main factor in UK terrorism figures

      A total of 103 “failed, foiled or completed” terrorist attacks took place in the UK last year, according to Europol,...

    8. July 20, 2016

      Can Scotland really stop Britain leaving the EU?

      In removing Britain from one union, one of Theresa May’s most difficult tasks will be ensuring she does not...

    9. July 18, 2016

      Ireland’s Enda Kenny clings on to power

      When Enda Kenny addressed an audience in Dublin last week in the wake of the UK’s shock Brexit vote, he reached for a...

    10. July 17, 2016

      Fears grow Brexit will slow Capital Markets Union

      The UK’s vote to leave the EU has sparked fears that asset managers will lose their voice during negotiations to redraw...

    11. July 15, 2016

      Ireland can conjure a pot of sovereign wealth gold

      We are told that the Irish economy grew by 26 per cent in 2015. Fortune is indeed looking up in Ireland: unemployment...

    12. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      SNP: May visit 'encouraging' but warm words 'not enough'

      The Scottish National party has made clear it won’t be bought over by “warm words” from the UK government, as Theresa...

    13. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Scotland in 'no mood' for second independence vote

      Scotland is in “no mood” for a second independence referendum, Scottish secretary David Mundell has claimed ahead of a...

    14. July 14, 2016

      Microsoft wins battle with US over data privacy

      Microsoft has defeated a US order to hand over a customer’s email that was stored in Ireland, dealing the US government...

    15. Westminster Blog

      July 14, 2016

      May overhauls top team - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 19:22 on 14 Jul 2016. Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister, has announced...

    16. FT Alphaville

      July 14, 2016

      Placing Ireland's economic "recovery" in context

      Being a corporate tax haven can do strange things to your national accounts. Consider the Republic of Ireland, which...

    17. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      UK house prices cooled in lead-up to Brexit

      Uncertainty in the lead-up to the UK’s decision to leave the EU weighed on British house prices last month and is...

    18. July 13, 2016

      Ireland: the post-macroeconomic country

      They teach economics alongside philosophy for a reason: both host bitter arguments about what creates real value. A US...

    19. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Playtech acquires rival Best Gaming Technology

      Gambling software group Playtech has acquired rival operator Best Gaming Technology (BGT) for €138m, as betting groups...

    20. July 12, 2016

      Irish tell a tale of 26.3% growth spurt

      The Irish have written some notable works of fiction — James Joyce and Flann O’Brien produced imperishable classics....

    21. FT Photo Diary

      July 12, 2016

      Twelfth July in Belfast

      A member of the Twelfth of July Orange Order parade is seen putting on a medal during a march through Crumlin Road in...

    22. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Corporate inversions behind Ireland's 'record' growth

      So, about that 26 per cent GDP growth rate… Economic growth rates of 7.8 per cent for 2015 had already made Ireland the...

    23. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      AMC to buy Odeon for £921m in biggest UK post-Brexit deal

      Coming soon to a theatre near you: Brexit – the bargain hunters awaken. AMC Entertainment, the US cinema chain...

    24. July 12, 2016

      Ireland reports surprise economic drop, but huge revisions

      Ireland reported a surprise fall in GDP in the first quarter, but with enormous revisions showing that the economy grew...

    25. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      EU trade deficit with China hits €180bn

      A surge in imports led the EU’s trade in goods deficit with China to a record €180bn last year, according to Eurostat...

    26. July 11, 2016

      Brexit forces Ireland to make new friends fast

      The Irish are trying to see the humour in Brexit. Officials in Dublin joke that, with the UK’s imminent departure from...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      July 11, 2016

      Building a Bonfire in Northern Ireland

      Loyalists make final preparations to their bonfire on the Newtownards road today in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The...

    28. July 7, 2016

      US tax authorities probe Facebook’s Irish transfers

      US tax authorities are pursuing Facebook for information about the transfer of global assets to its Irish subsidiary,...

    29. July 7, 2016

      Ivor Bell charged in notorious N Ireland murder case

      A man is to go on trial charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder more than 40 years ago of Jean McConville,...

    30. FT Alphaville

      July 7, 2016

      Italian banks, this is euro area politics. We think you already know each other? [UPDATED]

      Italian banks are a problem. Post-Brexit they’re a serious problem. A full recap of said banking sector and its...

    31. FT Data

      July 7, 2016

      Datawatch: EU trade with the UK

      For most EU countries, the UK is more important as an export market than as a source of imports. In only three member...

    32. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      Cider maker C&C sales boosted by weather, but hit by Brexit

      This time last year, Irish booze producer C&C warned on profits because of poor weather. This year, the unthinkable has...

    33. July 4, 2016

      Plans for all-Ireland response to Brexit paused

      The Irish government has backtracked on a plan to set up an all-Ireland forum to co-ordinate the response to Brexit on...

    34. July 4, 2016

      Ireland fears return to bad old days of borders

      On the outskirts of the Irish border town of Newry there is a reminder of what life was like before peace came to...

    35. June 30, 2016

      Irish shares are not smiling

      Earlier this year, Ireland commemorated the centenary of the Easter Rising — the rebellion that set it on the path to...

    36. June 30, 2016

      Brexit and the City: Europe plots a bank heist

      On a rainy June morning in Paris, five dozen men and women gathered in a basement in La Défense, the city’s financial...

    37. FT Alphaville

      June 30, 2016

      If the EU is a sinking ship and the UK should leave, then most of the UK is a sinking ship and London should leave

      The European Union’s economy is a “sinking ship” and Britain would be better off “detaching itself” from the bloc,...

    38. June 29, 2016

      Roads to recovery

      The short B-road looping round the north-easternmost point of Northern Ireland looked innocuous on the map. On bikes it...

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