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    Two former Anglo Irish executives guilty over illegal loans

    Two former senior executives at Anglo Irish Bank were found guilty on Thursday of making illegal loans to a group of...

  2. April 16, 2014

    Sean Fitzpatrick relief as court ordeal ends

    His demeanour throughout 11 weeks of a gruelling court case had been sombre. But on Wednesday, as glorious evening sunshine...

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  1. April 16, 2014

    Face of Irish crisis cleared of loan fraud

    Sean Fitzpatrick, the banker who became synonymous with the collapse of Ireland’s financial system, has been cleared of...

  2. April 16, 2014

    UK wages rise above inflation after six-year squeeze

    The UK appears set for gradual increases in wages above inflation in the coming months, after the ending of a six-year...

  3. April 16, 2014

    It is time to let our phones roam free

    Walking in Frankfurt last week, I began to worry I was going in the wrong direction. There was an easy way to check. The map...

  4. April 16, 2014

    RSA seeks new head of UK and European business

    The man responsible for RSA’s operations in western Europe when accounting irregularities came to light at its Irish arm is...

  5. April 15, 2014

    RSA promotes emerging markets head Paul Whittaker

    RSA has promoted its emerging markets head to a job focusing on the sales of the British insurer’s non-core businesses, as...

  6. April 14, 2014

    ICE Clear Europe wins European CDS approval

    IntercontinentalExchange will begin clearing European sovereign credit default swaps (CDS) after US clearance brought to an...

  7. April 13, 2014

    Facebook targets financial services

    Not content with being just a platform to host cat photos and status updates, Facebook is readying itself to provide...

  8. April 11, 2014

    Omagh charges overshadow last day of historic state visit

    As Dublin and London celebrated a presidential visit on Friday that cemented a new era in relations between the two...

  9. April 11, 2014

    Seamus Daly charged with 29 murder counts related to Omagh bombing

    A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with 29 counts of murder in Northern Ireland on Friday related to a...

  10. April 11, 2014

    Man charged over Omagh bombing

    BELFAST – A man has been charged with 29 counts of murder in the 1998 Omagh bombing, the worst attack in decades of violence...

  11. April 11, 2014

    Hays reports increase in UK contracts

    Hays, the largest UK-listed specialist recruitment company, reported strong growth on Thursday in the latest sign that the...

  12. April 9, 2014

    Fitzpatrick cleared on six Anglo Irish loan charges

    The former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick has been found not guilty of some charges related to loans the lender...

  13. April 8, 2014

    Irish president celebrates ‘warmth’ with English

    The Irish president has celebrated a “closeness and warmth that once seemed unachievable” between London and Dublin during...

  14. April 8, 2014

    Whitehall should set UK’s cities free

    It is hard these days to find a British politician who disagrees with the idea of devolution. A steady stream of proposals...

  15. April 4, 2014

    ‘The Temporary Gentleman’, by Sebastian Barry

    The Temporary Gentleman, by Sebastian Barry, Faber, RRP£16.99, 268 pages The protagonist of Sebastian Barry’s new novel,...

  16. April 4, 2014

    Flying ‘Pigs’ – Europe’s peripheral economies surge ahead

    Volatile countries on the edge of Europe have long been out of favour with investors, but interest is reviving in these...

  17. April 4, 2014

    Kerry’s energetic diplomacy fails to disguise flaws in Mideast talks

    Who would want to be John Kerry’s pilot? Last Saturday, the US secretary of state’s plane was refuelling in Ireland on...

  18. April 4, 2014

    Cultural ties define Irish president’s first visit to Britain

    All it takes to overcome 800 years of conflict is a sense of humour. Just ask Pat O’Connell. Mr O’Connell is the fishmonger...

  19. April 2, 2014

    OECD denies new rules are biased against low-tax countries

    Small, low-tax countries such as Ireland stand to benefit from the looming crackdown on tax avoidance by multinationals even...

  20. April 2, 2014

    UK racehorse sales to jump after China deal

    Newmarket’s thoroughbred sales will soon be catering for the discerning Chinese investor after the signing of a bilateral...

  21. April 2, 2014

    Ireland’s ‘dysfunctional’ police spark biggest crisis since 2008

    It began as a diverting dinner party guessing game. Name the rugby players, television personalities or public figures whose...

  22. April 1, 2014

    Tough challenges for new NHS boss

    Simon Stevens, the new head of the National Health Service in England, has set out his mission to “think like a patient”...

  23. April 1, 2014

    Exova plans £110m float on main market

    Exova, a laboratory-based testing inspection and certification company, is planning to float on the main London market later...

  24. April 1, 2014

    Business jitters as Ireland’s economic rebound remains uneven

    For Larry Murrin, Ireland’s financial and economic crisis is synonymous with saying no. The chief executive of Dawn Farm...

  25. March 28, 2014

    How to recover orphaned assets

    Where there’s a will, there’s a family. It is not always as certain, however, that a testament will provide a full account...

  26. March 27, 2014

    IMF in balancing act with $14bn Ukraine rescue pledge

    The International Monetary Fund is used to lending to countries whose economies are in a mess. Rarely has it agreed to bail...

  27. March 25, 2014

    Scandal claims Ireland’s top policeman

    Ireland’s most senior policeman resigned on Tuesday in a scandal over penalty points on driving licences that has split the...

  28. March 25, 2014

    Irish business chiefs call for tax cuts and infrastructure boost

    Irish business leaders have called for tax cuts and a boost to infrastructure spending amid signs that the country’s...

  29. March 25, 2014

    Bord Gáis Energy sold to Centrica-led consortium for €1.1bn

    A consortium comprising Centrica, the owner of British Gas, and two private equity groups have struck a deal to buy Bord...

  30. March 24, 2014

    Internet groups face global tax crackdown

    A looming global crackdown on aggressive tax avoidance is set to stop internet companies slashing bills by routing profits...

  31. March 24, 2014

    EU steps up probe into tax sweeteners for multinationals

    Brussels has stepped up its probe into alleged illegal sweeteners offered to multinationals by expanding the investigation...

  32. March 23, 2014

    Europe’s periphery in fundraising rush

    Eurozone governments are taking advantage of unexpectedly low borrowing costs to push ahead with debt issuance, with some...

  33. March 23, 2014

    A highly imperfect banking union

    Twenty months ago, at the height of the sovereign debt crisis, EU leaders vowed to shore up the eurozone’s financial system...

  34. March 23, 2014

    Competitive mobile markets bolster take-up, says study

    European mobile markets with greater competition such as the UK, Finland and Austria have lower prices and higher levels of...

  35. March 21, 2014

    The education gap between UK regions

    Apples and pears come to mind when comparing educational attainment levels in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland....

  36. March 21, 2014

    For sale: five upmarket homes surrounded by wildlife

    Casa Laguna, Mayakoba, Mexico, $3m Where Part of the Rosewood Mayakoba resort on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, eight miles from...

  37. March 20, 2014

    Intu cements retail centre dominance with Westfield acquisitions

    Shopping mall owner Intu has cemented its dominant position in UK retail space leasing with the acquisition of three centres...

  38. March 20, 2014

    Report highlights high cost of Irish bank bailout

    Ireland was advised by Merrill Lynch at the height of the global financial crisis in 2008 that recapitalising Irish banks...

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