Nigeria’s president-elect promises he will spare no effort to defeat Islamist militantsfter receiving his certificate of return from Independent Nigeria Electoral Commission.

(...) a born- again democrat, also promised to tackle corruption in Africa’s largest economy.“Boko Haram(...)

Washington state: Port of Bellingham and Harcourt had been in talks for more than a year

Irish property company Harcourt Developments could start work on a major project in the US shortly, after winning a €15 million contract in Washington(...)

Bank of Ireland rose nearly 1 per cent to close at 35 cent, buoyed by a sector-wide surge in stocks

Banks led European stocks higher after equities completed the biggest quarterly advance since 2009. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent to (...)

Teagasc’s indicated its dairy expansion service would be up and running before the end of May. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

(...) sectors and in the wider economy.The conference also saw the publication of a Teagasc study on the end of(...)

Dunnes Stores workers, also  members of the Mandate trade union, pictured outside the Labour Court in October of last year. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

(...) which had become the norm in certain sections of the economy.A major employer was exercising power over(...)

Theoretical and “bizarre” interpretations of economic data cannot be used to apply EU budgetary rules, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

(...) growth in spending to the potential growth of the economy.The Minister told Sinn Féin finance spokesman(...)

Dublin Coroner’s Court heard the car that fatally struck Caroline Watkins in May 2014  was travelling over the speed limit, no brakes were applied and it continued on without slowing down following the impact. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A woman struck in a hit-and-run incident was flung 9ft into the air as her shocked partner looked on helplessly, an inquest heard.Caroline Watkins (40(...)

Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said: “Nobody was more disappointed than I was when I saw the letter”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said he was “surprised’’ to learn a letter had been sent to pensioners encouraging them to have their (...)

Investigations are continuing into kerosene contamination of water supplying a Galway city estate, where residents have been told that the water is sa(...)

Hewlett-Packard has maintained that before it agreed to buy the Cambridge, England-based software company for $10 billion in 2011, Mr Lynch and other managers gave an overly optimistic representation of its financial health.

Hewlett-Packard escalated its more than two-year-old battle with Michael Lynch, suing the Autonomy co-founder, as well as a former chief financial off(...)