Teleflex chairman and chief executive Benson Smith (second from left) with (from left) executive VP Liam Kelly, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan.

Investment will bring company’s workforce at two Irish plants to 435 over next three years

Richard Bruton: “People come to grow their businesses – tax is not what they come for.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

US companies have not complained about end of ‘Double Irish’ scheme, says Bruton

New Jersey governer Chris Christie  has refused to budge on his much-criticised decision to place health workers returning from treating Ebola patients in west Africa in mandatory isolation. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Public safety trumps welfare of those quarantined, says New Jersey governor

Secretary of State John Kerry. He described the former two-term senator from Colorado as his “longtime friend”. Photograph: AP Photo/Steve Helber

Gary Hart to play direct role in resolving issues of flags, parades and the past

US President Barack Obama awards Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the White House. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP photo

Tributes paid to former ‘Washington Post’ editor who steered coverage of Watergate

Ben Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post’s exposure of the Watergate scandal, in his office in Washington, 1971. Bradlee, stamped in American culture as the quintessential newspaper editor of his era, died yesterday. He was 93. Photograph: Mike Lien/The New York Times

Former newspaperman steered coverage of Watergate scandal that led to fall of Nixon

Developer Seán Dunne and his wife, Gayle Killilea Dunne (right). Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Company owned by developer’s wife and son receives permission for Soho building

US president Barack Obama receives his ballot paper as he takes part in early voting in the Senate midterm elections at a polling station in Chicago. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Republican Party poised to pounce two weeks before midterm Senate elections

Tom Steyer: The San Francisco-based liberal has pledged $55 million (€43 million) to NextGen Climate, his super political action committee, or PAC, to fund pro-environmental candidates.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Billionaire hedge fund founder Tom Steyer is natural arch-nemesis to Koch brothers

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