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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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