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    1. October 22, 2014

      UK regulator says HSBC and First Trust breached SME loan rules

      The UK’s antitrust watchdog has publicly censured HSBC and a unit of Allied Irish Banks for breaching competition rules by...

    2. October 19, 2014

      Irish two-speed economy puts integration under pressure

      As he concluded his budget speech last week in the Irish parliament, finance minister Michael Noonan cited The Road Not...

    3. October 13, 2014

      Scottish tax devolution risks uncomfortable side effects

      Britain’s politicians risk inadvertently stoking tax competition if they devolve sweeping revenue powers to Scotland, Wales...

    4. October 8, 2014

      Cigarette factory closure hits Northern Ireland’s economy

      The imminent closure of one of Northern Ireland’s largest manufacturing sites has left the town of Ballymena in a state of...

    5. October 7, 2014

      Japan Tobacco set to close last UK plant

      The last tobacco manufacturing plant in the UK is to close after Japan Tobacco International, makers of Silk Cut and Benson...

    6. October 3, 2014

      Northern Ireland administration to run out of money by April

      Divided already by political differences over how to deal with the legacy of the Troubles, Northern Ireland’s devolved...

    7. September 25, 2014

      Salmond lost battle for Scotland but England risks losing the war

      A week ago Scotland’s nationalists were trying to break up Britain. Now, it is the turn of England’s Tories. In the wake of...

    8. September 24, 2014

      Northern Ireland first minister denies he will quit early

      Tensions within Northern Ireland’s main unionist party erupted on Wednesday after the province’s first minister was forced...

    9. September 22, 2014

      Cameron’s devolution move opens up ‘Pandora’s Box’ on tax and spending

      The people of Scotland may have rejected independence but, fearing a “yes” vote, Westminster may have opened a Pandora’s Box...

    10. September 19, 2014

      Scotland’s vote demands a new settlement for UK

      The United Kingdom lives to fight another day. After a bruising referendum campaign, the people of Scotland have voted...

    11. September 19, 2014

      UK will grapple with the unsolved problem of greater autonomy

      You can almost hear the sighs of relief, not just in London but in Washington and throughout the US, over the resounding...

    12. September 19, 2014

      Cameron’s constitutional pledge sparks debate in Wales

      David Cameron’s promise of a new constitutional settlement for the UK has been broadly welcomed in Wales but the Labour...

    13. September 19, 2014

      Scotland votes to preserve the union

      The United Kingdom has been saved, but this is no time for triumphalism. After a bruising referendum campaign, Scots voted...

    14. September 19, 2014

      David Cameron’s statement on the Scottish result

      Following are extracts from David Cameron’s statement on Friday morning in Downing Street on the result of the Scottish...

    15. September 16, 2014

      ‘Barnett formula’ could have MPs tearing their hair out

      What a difference a few years and a closely-fought independence referendum can make. Back in 2010, David Cameron, then...

    16. September 16, 2014

      UK house prices jump 11.7% in year to July

      The average home in London now costs more than £500,000 after the fastest rise in house prices in seven years, while...

    17. September 12, 2014

      Better Together campaign spurns unionist marchers’ support

      Several thousand supporters of keeping Scotland in the UK will march through Edinburgh on Saturday, as members of the Grand...

    18. September 12, 2014

      Reverend Ian Paisley, Northern Ireland politician, 1926-2014

      Life in pictures: Ian Paisley The Reverend Ian Paisley, who has died aged 88, was the dominant Protestant politician during...

    19. September 12, 2014

      Former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley dies, aged 88

      The Rev Ian Paisley, former leader of the Democratic Unionist party and the dominant Protestant politician of the Northern...

    20. September 10, 2014

      Scotland’s fateful choice

      The United Kingdom ranks as one of the most successful marriages in history. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...

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      September 7, 2014

      Consequences of a Yes vote will be profound

      In his 2011 book ‘Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe’, the historian Norman Davies writes: “That the...

    22. September 1, 2014

      N Ireland visit a sign of US frustration at stalled peace process

      Two months ago, Victoria Nuland, an assistant US secretary of state, visited Northern Ireland with a message from the Obama...

    23. August 29, 2014

      Lessons in finance are just the beginning

      “So, how was school today?” – “S’alright.” “What did you learn?” – “Stuff.” “What stuff?” – “Dunno. Just stuff. Can you top...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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