The trial of a New York banker Jason Lee (above)  accused of raping an Irish student will begin on April 8th.

The trial of a New York banker accused of raping an Irish student will begin on April 8th.Former Goldman Sachs managing director Jason Lee chose to be(...)

US senator Ted Cruz  with his wife Heidi Nelson Cruz and children at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, on Monday, after announcing his intention to run for president. Cruz’s wacko status is precisely  his appeal.  Photograph: Jay Paul/Bloomberg

Liberals, political reporters and people who revel in the general recurrent ridiculousness of American politics could not hide their delight in the ir(...)

Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, expects its business in China to return to growth as early as next year. Photo: Reuters

Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, expects its business in China to return to growth as early as next year as the company overcomes austerity meas(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with  finance spokesman Michael McGrath. The party would be prepared to support the payment of a long-term bonus to the new chief executive of AIB. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Earlier this month, I reported that Fianna Fáil would be prepared to support the payment of a long-term bonus to the new chief executive of AIB to hel(...)

Try to imagine what an executive of a tech or pharmaceutical company would think of a country with a Sinn Féin taxation system

‘You campaign in poetry, govern in prose,” a saying attributed to the late US politician Mario Cuomo, captures the idea that most politicians will say(...)

Martin McGuinness described the comments as ‘total nonsense’ and said Sinn Féin’s has made significant contributions to the economy in the North.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Martin McGuinness has rejected suggestions by Goldman Sachs that Sinn Féin represents the main threat to the growth of Ireland’s economy as “total no(...)

 Mickey O’Rourke, Setanta Sports. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

“That’s Asia and that’s Kazakhstan on that screen there,” says Mickey O’Rourke, co-founder and owner of Setanta Sports, pointing at various monitors a(...)

HSBC went against the overwhelming consensus for euro weakness on Thursday by raising its euro forecast to $1.20 by the end of 2017, arguing that the (...)

‘The interesting thing is that this hostility (against Gerry Adams, above) is largely an Irish phenomenon. I don’t detect the same level of antagonism in the British or European or US media.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Even in far-off Washington DC for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams couldn’t escape the front pages of the Irish news(...)

A queue for jobseekers’ payments in Dublin. Irish output remains 4% below the pre-crisis peak, unemployment is high and unit labour-cost inflation remains negative. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The decline in the euro’s exchange rate is particularly beneficial to Ireland, and the Irish economy has the capacity to continue to grow rapidly w(...)