Disappointing forecasts from US banks JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup acted as a drag on markets on Friday dampening what had been a good week for equities.

Disappointing forecasts from US banks JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup acted as a drag on markets on Friday dampening what had been a good week for equit(...)

The new carrier, dubbed EasyJet Europe, will form one of three airlines owned and operated by the company alongside UK and Swiss operations. EasyJet will re-register 110 planes with the new unit.

EasyJet will create a new airline based in Vienna that will shield its routes within the European Union from any fallout from Brexit. The approval p(...)

A sign at the rear of Rathmines Post Office in Dublin

While writing about Kilcock and the Old Bog Road earlier this week, it seems I neglected to mention an even greater infrastructural wonder in that Kil(...)

Team Ireland during last year’s Quidditch World Cup in Germany.

“Harry mounted his broomstick and kicked off from the ground. What a feeling – he swooped in and out of the goalposts and then sped up and down the pi(...)

The report finds Saudi individuals and foundations have been ‘heavily involved in exporting an illiberal, bigoted Wahhabi ideology’. File photograph: Reuters

Foreign funding for extremism in Britain primarily comes from Saudi Arabia, but the UK government should set up a public inquiry into all the funding (...)

“Refugees welcome to EU” is painted on a street  in thevillage of Brenner on the Italian-Austrian border in April 2016. Austria’s defence minister said his country will deploy armoured vehicles at  the key Alpine pass to stop migrants arriving from Italy.  Photograph: Kerstin Joensso/AP Photo

Austria is planning to impose border controls and possibly deploy troops to cut the number of migrants crossing from Italy, defence officials said, d(...)

The State’s headline rate of unemployment has fallen to a new post-crash low of 6.3 per cent, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The (...)

Ireland’s European partners may expect a greater willingness from Ireland to subordinate its interests on issues such as tax policy. Illustration: Getty

The slogan emblazoned on the Vote Leave battle bus last year, promising an extra £350 million a week to spend on the National Health Service(...)

Emmanuel Macron, France’s president: “A technocratic ex-investment banker who embodies the French elite.” Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

In much of the world, if you take a long view of the trajectory of human progress, things are looking pretty good just now. Poverty is falling at a fa(...)

Micheál Ó Nualláin – artist, savant, and brother of the comic genius Brian

Readers with long memories might recall the short-lived and highly uninfluential Campaign Against Cold Guinness which I launched in another corner of (...)