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ECB president Mario Draghi seems to be gearing up for another round of quantitative easing. Photograph: Reuters

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It is unlikely the company’s chief executive Dómhnal Slattery thought a sale would be agreed so soon.Photograph: Eric Luke

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The fountains of the Bellagio light up in the middle of the Las Vegas strip

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The couple were married at the Church of the Annunciation, Bansha, Co Tipperary, with a reception at Kilshane House

Eamon Fitzgerald, managing director of a UK-based wine company, and nurse Ruth Gannon, both from Dublin, met through friends in London, where Ruth (...)

Life jackets, deflated dinghies and life tubes are left behind by refugees and migrants  on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, on Friday. REUTERS/Dimitris Michalakis

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Nuala O’Connor: better known here as Nuala Ní Chonchúir, but anglicising her name for the United States. Photograph: Finbar McLoughlin

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 For the first time, tonight’s Lotto players will choose from a panel of 47 numbers instead of 45. Photograph: Getty Images

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‘The crisis may be over, but there are huge problems to be faced in the banking and financial sector and a big job to be done in managing relationships with Frankfurt.’ Above, the  European Central Bank   in Frankfurt. Photograph: EPA/FREDRIK VON ERICHSEN

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