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    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...

  2. July 20, 2014

    McIlroy’s win puts him on par with Nicklaus and Woods

    Great tournaments ought to be won by great players. And the 2014 Open Championship – which has seen some strange names...

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  1. July 18, 2014

    Tony O’Reilly, tycoon who gambled and lost

    Earlier this year, a discreet classified advertisement appeared in the pages of the Irish Times. “For sale. Private...

  2. July 18, 2014

    Master manager who loved God and golf

    From the northeast coast of Northern Ireland juts an outcrop of some 40,000 mostly squat and hexagonal basalt columns, their...

  3. July 17, 2014

    G4S sells Swedish alarm business for £37m

    G4S is selling its Swedish alarm business for £37m, as the security company battles to turn round its fortunes, which have...

  4. July 17, 2014

    RSA to cut almost a tenth of costs

    Stephen Hester is preparing to cut almost a tenth of RSA’s £2bn annual costs as the insurer’s chief executive undertakes the...

  5. July 17, 2014

    Letters to IRA suspects found to be ‘flawed’ but not unlawful

    Official letters given to IRA suspects telling them they would not be prosecuted for Troubles-related offences after the...

  6. July 15, 2014

    Independent News & Media hires former Tesco executive as its CEO

    Independent News & Media has recruited a former supermarket executive as its new chief executive. The Irish media group said...

  7. July 14, 2014

    Zinc lifted by falling stocks and supply concerns

    Zinc has reached its highest level in almost three years, lifted by ongoing concerns about mine supply and falling warehouse...

  8. July 14, 2014

    Ex-Co-op Bank chief Richard Pym takes chair at Allied Irish Banks

    The outgoing chairman of the Co-operative Bank is to take on a new challenge in the banking sector at the helm of Allied...

  9. July 14, 2014

    Northeast England maintains lead in business activity growth

    Northeast England achieved the UK’s fastest rise in business activity for a second consecutive month in June, reinforcing...

  10. July 13, 2014

    Northern Ireland parade weekend defies gloomy predictions

    Northern Ireland enjoyed one of its most peaceful July 12 marching days for several years at the weekend, defying gloomier...

  11. July 11, 2014

    Kenny puts focus on escape from austerity

    Ireland’s prime minister made five big changes to his cabinet on Friday but left the finance and public spending portfolios...

  12. July 11, 2014

    Irish cheddar threat hits Dairy Crest

    Worries about a potential price war for cheddar sent Dairy Crest tumbling on Friday. According to Société Générale, Dairy...

  13. July 10, 2014

    Northern Ireland Unionist leaders seek inquiry into march dispute

    Unionist leaders in Northern Ireland on Thursday called for an inquiry into the banning of part of a loyalist parade as...

  14. MBA blog

    July 10, 2014

    Ask the Expert: MBA Jobs clinic – July 2014

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 15:13 on 10 Jul 2014.Welcome to the Financial Times MBA Jobs...

  15. FT Alphaville

    July 10, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan spots some work from the ECB on pessimism in forecasts for recovery. NEWS...

  16. The World

    July 9, 2014

    Country music provides a bitter economic lesson

    By Vincent Boland in Dublin As the man himself sings: “When the rain’s blowing in your face And the whole world is on your...

  17. July 9, 2014

    Ireland poised for cabinet shake-up

    If physical fitness is an advantage in public office, Enda Kenny is in no trouble at all. Ireland’s prime minister, or...

  18. Brussels Blog

    July 7, 2014

    Carbon emissions and the Polish Puzzle

    The Belchatow power station in central Poland, one of the largest coal-burning plants in the world While Brussels winds down...

  19. July 7, 2014

    Ireland house prices raise fears of a new bubble

    No 36 Burford Drive might be any family’s ideal home. With its five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and high-quality...

  20. July 7, 2014

    Ireland employers’ group calls for end to austerity in budget

    Ireland’s employers’ lobby has urged the government to bring six years of austerity to an end in the next budget, arguing...

  21. July 6, 2014

    National Grid chief calls for more interconnectors to UK

    Energy prices for British consumers would fall by £1bn a year if electricity interconnectors between continental Europe and...

  22. July 6, 2014

    Local UK pensions likely to resist reform

    Plans to reform the way the 89 funds that comprise the £179bn UK Local Government Pension Scheme invest their assets will...

  23. July 4, 2014

    Marching ban splits Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland’s political institutions were under renewed pressure on Friday as unionist leaders stepped up opposition to...

  24. July 4, 2014

    Joan Burton elected new leader of Ireland’s Labour party

    Ireland’s Labour party, the junior partner in the governing coalition, elected Joan Burton as its new leader on Friday. The...

  25. July 4, 2014

    ‘Game of Thrones’ brings fantastical footfall to Northern Ireland

    It is at the Dark Hedges, the last stop of the day, that Fazila Husain has her little epiphany. A busload of Game of Thrones...

  26. The World

    July 4, 2014

    Rome and Berlin lock horns

    Today Germany and France will meet in their World Cup quarter final in Rio de Janeiro, the latest episode in one of Europe’s...

  27. July 3, 2014

    Rising exports in Ireland drive strong first-quarter growth

    Ireland’s economy surged in the first quarter of this year on the back of rapidly rising exports, prompting economists to...

  28. July 3, 2014

    Amazon embroiled in EU tax crackdown

    European officials have demanded that Luxembourg hand over documents relating to Amazon’s tax affairs as the online retail...

  29. July 3, 2014

    Anglo-Irish relations face uncertain future if UK leaves the EU

    On page five of the Irish government’s draft National Risk Assessment 2014 – an unusual piece of forward thinking in a...

  30. July 2, 2014

    Portugal enjoys solid demand in dollar debt sale

    The Portuguese government defied a gloomy day for bond markets by issuing $4.5bn in a sale of dollar debt that demonstrated...

  31. July 2, 2014

    Ex-boyfriend fined €2,000 for Facebook ‘frape’

    An Irish court has brought the first prosecution for criminal damage to a social media account, fining a man €2,000 for...

  32. FT Alphaville

    June 30, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING   – Why are the super-rich so angry? – Possible defences of inequality. – Janet Yellen’s security...

  33. June 30, 2014

    Telecoms: Europe’s scrambled signal

    Nothing would be smarter for Jens Sanford’s phone bill than emigrating. It would barely matter what border the German IT...

  34. MBA blog

    June 30, 2014

    The grand finalé

    The end of term is near and that nostalgic feeling engulfs us all. All of us have just finished attending the last class of...

  35. June 30, 2014

    EU slams US over Microsoft privacy case

    A US attempt to force Microsoft to hand over emails held on servers in Ireland has drawn a strong rebuke from Brussels in...

  36. June 27, 2014

    Artisan food: Irish start-ups

    If the apocryphal Irish pub has fiddle players, old cart wheels and flat-capped drinkers, the real thing will almost...

  37. June 27, 2014

    Northern Ireland police chief calls for help over Troubles legacy

    The outgoing chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland has accused political leaders of putting the burden...

  38. MBA blog

    June 25, 2014

    The Yale case competition

    A few weeks ago I led a team to compete at the Integrated Leadership Case Competition at the Yale School of Management. The...

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