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If ever there was an open-and-shut case of nominative determinism – the theory that people’s names influence their vocations – it must be that of Chri(...)

Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger (centre) goes down under a challenge from West Ham United’s Alex Song  at Old Trafford. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Premier League round-up: Manchester United were booed off yet again as they played out their sixth goalless draw of the season against West Ham. Unite(...)

Dr William C Campbell: “It is so often not recognised how much parasitism comes into play in the whole natural world.” Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Hearing that you have won a Nobel Prize is a pretty special moment. But when it happened to Dr William C Campbell earlier this year, he was initially(...)

One PSNI officer had been looking out the passenger window of an armoured car (above) in Belfast on Thursday evening when two shots struck the bullet-proof glass. Dissident republicans are suspected of being behind the attack. Photograph: PSNI

The PSNI is working closely with An Garda Síochána in an effort to track the movement of a car used during a gun attack on police in west Belfa(...)

Out Tuesday: Irish retail sales (Oct). Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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MONDAY Results: GameStop; Mallinckrodt. Meetings: Brave Business Conference (Davenport Hotel, D2). Indicators: US existing home sales (Oct). TUESDAY (...)

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush serving coffee to military veterans in Johnston, Iowa, to mark Veterans Day. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

They know all about winnowing fields in Iowa, this agricultural state in America’s heartland. Many Republicans are waiting for the party’s large field(...)

Petr Cech of Arsenal saves at the feet Swansea’s of Bafetimbi Gomis during the Premier League at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images.

Swansea 0 Arsenal 3 Arsenal’s title challenger costume is looking ever more convincing. This result could have been different if debatable refereein(...)

Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated) Aston Villa (19) v Swansea (14) - Live Setanta Sports 1 Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has a fully-fit squad f(...)

100 Capel Street:  extends to 431sq m (4,640sq ft)

Agent Knight Frank is seeking in excess of €900,000 for a mix of modern and Georgian office accommodation at 100 Capel Street, close to Henry Street i(...)

Campbell Soup said yesterday that its quarterly profit slightly topped expectations on higher gross margin as the company cut costs amid a consumer sh(...)