The Irish Congress of Trade Unions backed the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) which this week called for those employing au pairs in their home to abide by employment legislation. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Employers of au pairs must comply with the law and make them aware of their rights and entitlements, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has said. Th(...)

Portuguese president Anibal Cavaco Silva  shakes hands with  Ireland’s President Michael D Higgins at Belem presidential palace in Lisbon, Portugal,  December 9th, 2015, on the first day of the latter’s three-day official visit to Portugal. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union is in danger of neglecting the principle of social cohesion enshrined in its treaties, President Michael D Higgins has said, descri(...)

Intel: Results tomorrow
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TODAY Meetings: Holcim agm (Zurich) TOMORROW Results: Google; Intel; Kuehne + Nagel. Meetings: Business Expo 2015 (Westcourt Hotel, Dro(...)

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TODAY Results: Aryzta. Indicators: US industrial production (Feb), capacity utilisation (Feb) and net long-term TIC flows (Jan); UK consumer price ind(...)

 Coca Cola: results out Wednesday.  Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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TODAY US President’s Day Indicators: UK Rightmove House Price Index (February); Japanese industrial production (December). TOMORROW Results: Dragon Oi(...)

Bin Hammam was banned from football for life in 2011 for offering bribes to Caribbean Football Union officials via former Concacaf president Jack Warner. Photograoh: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty

The parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe has called on Fifa to re-run the vote for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, claiming in a new report th(...)

The Ebay offices in Dundalk. Photograph: Alan Betson
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TODAY Results: Thorntons. Meetings: 2015 World Future Energy Summit (to Thurs, Abu Dhabi, UAE). Indicators: Euro zone current account (Nov); UK Rightm(...)

American Airlines: results today. Photograph: Mike Fuentes/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: American Airlines; Bank Mutual; Citigroup; First Bancorp; Kuehne & Nagel; Omnicom; Publicis Groupe; Whirlpool. Meetings: Finance4Gr(...)

 Relatives mourn during the funeral for the victims of a mining disaster. Photograph: Ahmet Sik/Getty Images

Loudspeakers broadcast the names of the dead as rows of graves were filled in this close-knit Turkish mining town today, while thousands protested in(...)

Ilo Ilo

Much to the dismay of his pressurised father and cranky, pregnant mother, 10-year-old Jiale ( remarkable Koh Jia Ler) is “acting up”. Money is hardly (...)