To argue that we need to be “another Canary Wharf”, displays both poverty of imagination and a lack of understanding of the businesses that are based in London’s docklands. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

For many businesses, first-mover advantage is everything. Entry barriers come in many shapes and sizes but few work better, or for longer, than simply(...)

As one of the BBC’s senior economic correspondents, Hugh Pym covered the banking crisis from its revelation in 2007 to the present day. As late as Jul(...)

The Republic will not support a fresh legal challenge by the United Kingdom to the European Union’s proposed financial transactions tax, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The Republic will not support a fresh legal challenge by the United Kingdom to the European Union’s proposed financial transactions tax, Minister for (...)

President Michael D Higgins speaks to the media before  his departure  for London at Casement Aerodrome. With him are  his wife  Sabina and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Leaving Casement Aerodrome yesterday, President Michael D Higgins said he hoped the four-day state visit to B(...)

 The President Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina departing for their State visit to Britain at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel today. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has arrived in London for the first ever State visit to Britain by an Irish president. Mr Higgins and his wif(...)

An undated handout provided by British Crossrail shows osteologist Don Walker laying out the skeleton of a Black Plague victim discovered in the Charterhouse Square in Farringdon, London. Photograh: Crossrail /EPA

An investigation into skeletons found in a plague burial ground concluded that four in 10 Londoners killed during the Black Death grew up in o(...)

Mr Higgins will be honoured at a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Photograph:L Andrew Winning/Reuters

Áras an Uachtaráin has released details of the upcoming state visit by President Michael D Higgins to Britain. The visit follows the successful(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: former Luxembourg prime minister is favourite to be EPP candidate

European centre-right leaders will decide today in Dublin between Luxembourg’s former premier Jean-Claude Juncker and French EU commissioner Mi(...)

British prime minister David Cameron (centre) leaves Downing street to attend prime ministers questions at the Houses of Parliament. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The European Union’s top court has dismissed Britain’s challenge to a law on banning the short-selling of shares in market emergencies, dealing a blow(...)

Ukip (United Kingdom Independence Party) leader Nigel Farage delivers a speech on the City and Europe, at Fishmongers Hall, in central London. Photographer: Tal Cohen/EPA

The leader of Britain’s anti-EU party appealed to the financial services industry today to back his campaign for a European Union exit, saying Europea(...)