Scottish first minister Alex Salmond campaigning in Dundee for a Yes vote in the independence referendum. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Yes campaign claims 80 per cent support in parts of city

The Royal Warrant for supplying goods to royalty is seen on the wall outside Chalmers Bakery in Ballater, Scotland. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Ballater businesses proud of their status as suppliers to ‘her majesty the Queen’

Volunteers outside the Yes Shetland office in Lerwick in the Shetland Islands. Photograph: Colm Keena

With rich revenues from oil and fishing, at least one resident is for full independence for the remote islands

A turnout of more than 80 per cent is expected, in contrast to the recent European elections, when the Scottish turnout was less than 35 per cent. Photograph: Frank Miller

Austerity budgets from London fuelled desire for independence, says Aberdeen political scientist

Former company director Anthony Cafferkey from Co Fermanagh  has made a €13.5 million settlement with the Revenue Commissioners

Latest quarterly list of tax settlements shows that 117 such cases netted a total of €31.85 million

 Seán Quinn: wrote to the former SDLP leader John Hume, in April 1985. He said he had been treated in a “discriminatory manner”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

State papers show businessman complained over lack of grant aid in 1980s

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange. Photograph: Reuters

European shares rose on speculation over an ECB move towards quantative easing

Ulster Bank said it believes the recovery is becoming more broad-based and this year will be the first since 2007 that exports, consumer spending and investment will all grow.

Improvement in Irish economy now broadly based, says latest economic outlook

TV3 commercial director Pat Kiely: said the advertising sector is “clamouring for more collaboration across platforms”. Photograph: Peter Thursfield 98/6/304

TV station to collaborate with radio channels owned by Denis O’Brien

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