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    1. May 29, 2015

      Sage, Co Cork

      Food and drink have long been two very good reasons for visiting Ireland, if not necessarily in that order. Over a recent...

    2. May 28, 2015

      ‘Do it for me’ trend underpins UK sales growth at Kingfisher

      Sales are inching ahead at Kingfisher after strong growth in its trades business offset a decline in DIY as UK and Irish...

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    1. May 27, 2015

      Stakes high in Northern Ireland welfare reform crisis

      Northern Ireland is no stranger to political crises. Every time the Democratic Unionist party or Sinn Féin has a grievance —...

    2. May 27, 2015

      Brussels seeks EU-wide corporate tax base to tackle avoidance

      The EU has relaunched a plan for a bloc-wide common corporate tax base to combat multinational tax avoidance. But the...

    3. The World

      May 27, 2015

      Australia feels the reverberations of Ireland's gay marriage vote

      It is 10,000 miles from Ireland to Australia but it didn’t take long for Ireland’s yes vote in favour of gay marriage to...

    4. May 27, 2015

      Brussels to spend €240m on relocating asylum seekers across EU

      The EU has said it will spend €240m on relocating Eritrean and Syrian asylum seekers arriving in Italy and Greece among...

    5. May 27, 2015

      Queen’s Speech: List of bills

      Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech outlines the agenda for the new government and is the first purely Conservative legislative...

    6. May 26, 2015

      Vatican cardinal calls Irish gay vote ‘defeat for humanity’

      The Irish vote to allow gay marriage marked a “defeat for humanity”, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of...

    7. May 26, 2015

      Northern Ireland faces political crisis over welfare cuts

      The governments in London and Dublin are facing a crisis with the devolved administration in Northern Ireland over its...

    8. May 24, 2015

      Costcutter owner calls for mergers to hold off supermarkets

      The owner of Costcutter, Britain’s second-largest chain of corner shops, has called for more mergers in the face of fierce...

    9. May 24, 2015

      ‘Britain and Europe’, by Dáithí O’Ceallaigh and Paul Gillespie

      In Samuel Beckett’s play, Endgame, one of the two main characters is unable to stand up and the other is unable to sit down....

    10. May 24, 2015

      Marriage vote surprises Ireland as much as rest of world

      Irish people tend not to go in for social revolutions — they prefer to leave those things to the Americans and the French....

    11. May 24, 2015

      Ireland reviews cyber security of fund houses

      Ireland’s financial watchdog has launched a review of the cyber security policies and procedures of asset managers, amid...

    12. May 23, 2015

      Irish voters back same-sex marriage in referendum

      Irish voters have given their resounding support to same-sex marriage in a popular vote that vaults this tiny and...

    13. May 22, 2015

      ‘Hell of a journey’ for Ireland to the cusp of gay marriage

      Ireland votes in gay marriage referendum A couple of months ago, in his address to his party’s annual conference, Enda...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      May 22, 2015

      Ireland votes on gay marriage

      A man walks past billboard posters promoting the Yes campaign in favour of same-sex marriage on Friday in Dublin, Ireland ...

    15. FT Alphaville

      May 22, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 22nd May, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:05 on 22 May 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    16. May 22, 2015

      Ireland votes in historic gay marriage referendum

      Ireland votes in gay marriage referendum Irish voters go to the polls to decide whether to embrace the most radical social...

    17. May 21, 2015

      EU periphery holds while centre falls apart

      Quantitative easing turns the world upside down. That is certainly true in Europe. When the eurozone debt crisis was at its...

    18. May 20, 2015

      Peter Sutherland bows out as Goldman Sachs International chairman

      Ireland’s former Attorney-general Peter Sutherland is ending his 20-year stint as chairman of Goldman Sachs International so...

    19. FT Alphaville

      May 20, 2015

      What bond rout?

      *ahem* Portugal joining the party. *PORTUGAL SELLS 6-MONTH BILLS AT NEGATIVE YIELD FOR 1ST TIME — Frederik Ducrozet (@fwred)...

    20. May 19, 2015

      Northern Irish court rules against bakery in gay cake row

      It is the cake that split Northern Ireland. When Ashers, a well-known bakery, refused to make a cake decorated with the...

    21. May 18, 2015

      Ireland prepares to vote in gay marriage referendum

      Irish voters could make history this week when they are asked in a referendum if they want to see the introduction of gay...

    22. May 17, 2015

      Ireland dismayed by UK plan to repeal Human Rights Act

      The Irish government had thought its biggest problem after the unexpectedly decisive outcome of the UK general election...

    23. May 15, 2015

      Belgian regulator says Facebook ‘tramples’ over privacy laws

      Belgium’s data protection watchdog says Facebook “tramples” over European privacy laws. Willem Debeuckelaere, president of...

    24. May 14, 2015

      Bombardier flies into jet set turbulence

      Canada’s Bombardier on Thursday blamed a waning appetite for private jets from Chinese tycoons and Russia’s oligarchs for...

    25. May 13, 2015

      Four wheels good for confident consumers as Europe picks up speed

      Just after Colm Quinn opened his first BMW dealership in 2008 in Athlone, a town on the river Shannon in central Ireland,...

    26. May 13, 2015

      EU seeks emergency powers to make its states share asylum seekers

      EU states that have until now accepted few asylum seekers will have to shoulder a heavier burden under a new mandatory...

    27. FT Data

      May 13, 2015

      Ireland is the wealthiest economy in Europe...or not

      Gross domestic product (GDP) – the product generated in a country- is similar to the gross national product (GNP) – the...

    28. David Allen Green

      May 12, 2015

      Why repealing the Human Rights Act is not going to be easy

      The United Kingdom’s Conservative party no longer has to share power as part of a coalition. Now it has a majority in the...

    29. May 11, 2015

      Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton sold to Finnish group for $437m

      Wedgwood ceramics, once one of the UK’s most famous industrial brands, has been sold by its US private equity owners to a...

    30. May 8, 2015

      David Cameron faces huge task to defuse nationalism

      David Cameron raised the possibility of a shake-up of the union between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after...

    31. May 8, 2015

      Bribery, corruption and other ways to curb Celtic nationalists

      We may have been here before. Prime Minister David Cameron has pulled off a coup; but the narrowness of his majority,...

    32. FT Alphaville

      May 6, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Modi rules by fear,” he said, “and Jaitley by favour.” - Rich hedge fund managers are still rich....

    33. May 5, 2015

      Former IRA leader murdered in Belfast

      Police in Northern Ireland are investigating the murder of a former senior member of the IRA on a Belfast street in one of...

    34. May 5, 2015

      General election: The dual stance of Sinn Féin

      When Gerry Adams was asked recently whether Sinn Féin, the Irish republican party he leads, would take its seats in the UK...

    35. May 5, 2015

      Northern Ireland shows no sign of bowing to austerity push

      Monday is lifeguard training day at the swimming pool in the well kept, exceptionally well equipped leisure centre in...

    36. May 5, 2015

      Westminster deadlock puts Northern Ireland parties into spotlight

      Nothing sets Northern Ireland apart from the rest of the UK like a general election campaign. The biggest political story in...

    37. April 30, 2015

      ECB’s Irish aid ‘totally unprecedented’, says Jean-Claude Trichet

      The European Central Bank provided more financial assistance to Ireland at the height of its banking crisis in 2010 than any...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      April 30, 2015

      Roundabout campaigning

      Democratic Unionist Party Westminster candidate Ian Paisley Jr jumps over a roundabout sign whilst out canvassing in...

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