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(...)

All Progressives Congress (APC) party supporters sit on the floor during a march towards the Independent National Electoral Commission Office in Port Harcourt calling for the cancellation of the presidential elections in the Rivers State. Some 2,000 women protesting against the conduct of elections in Nigeria’s Rivers state were teargassed on Monday as they tried to register their complaints with electoral officials. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan and his rival Muhammadu Buhari were running neck and neck on Monday after the first phase of results in an eagerl(...)

Harcourt will buy the Port of Bellingham 18.8-acre site in stages and redevelop it as a shopping and business centre

Irish property player Harcourt Developments is close to signing a €15 million deal to revamp a disused site in a port in the northwestern United Stat(...)

Downtown Sydney: while the IMF is concerned the housing market in Australia is overheating, experts point to the ‘natural rise in capital city property’. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Australia’s unemployment level is at a 12-year high (though at 6.4 per cent it’s still far lower than in most developed countries), its interest rate (...)

Ian Bailey and Jules Thomas arrive at the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Artist Jules Thomas said gardaí told her Ian Bailey had confessed to the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier when he “never had” done so. “I didn’t be(...)

 Trust, a social and health agency working with the homeless, assisted people of 15 nationalities in a recent week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In just two days this month 54 people attended a social and health agency premises in Dublin’s Liberties. Trust, a non-denominational, befriending, s(...)

Pat Doherty of Harcourt Developments The developer, which was behind Belfast’s Titanic Quarter,  was one of four bidders that submitted proposals for a similar scheme to the Port of Bellingham authority last year.

Irish property player Harcourt Developments is in the final stages of negotiating a deal to redevelop up to 20 acres of waterfront in Bellingham port (...)

The number of gardaí working in the Dublin Metropolitan Division has fallen by 15 per cent in the last five years. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The number of gardaí working in the Dublin Metropolitan Division has fallen by 15 per cent in the last five years. Figures provided by Minister for Ju(...)

A former Nama official has been served with a book of evidence and returned for trial accused of leaking confidential information.Enda Farrell (38) wi(...)

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New innovators: Yoga Matt

Yoga Matt is a new game designed to help children with attention deficit disorders improve their cognitive control and attention skills. It will be l(...)