Michael Lewis, author of Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, on Wednesday, where he discussed high-frequency trading and the structure of the US equity market with Brad Katsuyama, chief executive officer of IEX Group Inc. Photograph: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg

To explain claims of stock market rigging in the latest scandal to rock Wall Street, one US television news network resorted to a rather crude (...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Two apartments – Geneva, Switzerland Nama says: bought for 4.65 million Swiss francs (€3.8 million) in July 2008; sold for 5.3(...)

Sean Dunne with his wife Gayle Killilea at their home in Ballsbridge in December  2008. Photograph: by Derek Speirs

Sean Dunne is alone among the one-time super-wealthy Irish property developers in seeing his finances investigated by officers of two bankrupt(...)

The New York City Medical Examiners van backs up to the Pickwick House where the body of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was discovered in his West Village ApartmentPhotograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Hollywood stars have paid tribute to Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his apartment with what officials said was a ne(...)

Seán Dunne walks out of O’Tooles Irish pub after a lunch break during a meeting with creditors at the Federal Court in New Haven, Connecticut, last week. Photograph: Steve Miller

There was a funny moment, one of many, during almost eight hours of intense questioning at a two-day meeting of Seán Dunne’s creditors in Connecticut (...)

The surviving members of the original cast of Monty Python, from left, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese, pose for photographers at a photocall in central London last week. Photograph:  REUTERS/Andrew Winning

The remaining members of Monty Python have announced four more shows after their reunion at London’s O2 sold out in less than a minute.The veteran com(...)

A photograph of Drummer  Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is pictured in the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London on November 9th. Photograph: Reuters
Rigby murder accused due in court
  • UK
  • November 18, 2013, 06:49

The two men accused of murdering British soldier Lee Rigby are due to appear in court today as they prepare to stand trial at the Old Bailey in London(...)

Francis Bacon’s 1969 triptych, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” on display as it is auctioned at Christie’s in New York, November 12th, 2013. The painting sold for $142.4 million, described as the highest price ever paid for an artwork at auction. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times.

A painting by Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon sold for $142.4 million (€105.3 million) at auction in New York last night – the most valuable work of (...)

Novak Djokovic talking  to the media at the  ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena. The Serb believes former world number one Roger Federer, who he faces tonight,  is noticeably slower on court. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.

Roger Federer said on his arrival in London he has at least one more grand slam within him to add to his record collection of 17. However, Novak Djoko(...)

Two men have denied the murder of  British soldier Lee Rigby on a street in Woolwich, London, in May of this year.  Photograph: British Ministry of Defence/PA Wire

Two men have denied the murder of a British soldier on a street in Woolwich, London, in May of this year. The widow of soldier Lee Rigby broke down in(...)

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