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Honey and Barry Sherman, chairman and chief executive  of Apotex, whose bodies were found at their house

Canadian police said they were investigating the mysterious deaths of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex, and his wife, Hon(...)

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attends the UK-China Economic Financial Dialogue  in Beijing on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Saturday morning it is likely Britain will want to negotiate a bespoke arrangement for a future trade (...)

Hilary Carroll: “There are a lot more young families coming home for Christmas now because air travel is cheaper and there are more flights from the US”

“I’m driving home for Christmas Oh, I can’t wait to see those faces . . . Well I’m moving down that line And it’s been so long But I will be there” Dr(...)

Wrapping its arms around the world: China uses money it earns from selling cheap consumer goods to Cubans to invest in factories and other infrastructure back in Cuba, thus buying political influence as well as market share. Photograph: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty

One of the oddest things happening in the Irish economy is that unemployment is falling quickly but income-tax receipts are not rising in tandem. The (...)

A Union flag, an EU Flag and a ‘One Way’ street sign in London: Leave voters are unlikely to blame a disappointing Brexit on their own decision last year. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

It was shortly after 7am and the cafe was already filling up nicely, with huddles of bantering builders gathered around most of the formica-topped tab(...)

It never rains but it pours: Ireland is facing the double whammy of Brexit and the impending overhaul of US tax policy. Photograph: iStock

With the biggest overhaul of US taxation in three decades and the small matter of Brexit waiting for us in 2018, it would be remiss to think it’ll be (...)

An anti-Brexit protester stands outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

The relief in Brussels was palpable. Despite its ambiguities and conditionalities, notably on Ireland, the phase-one divorce deal on key priorities re(...)

A Guinness truck at St James’s Gate, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Diageo faces a double blow that will cost it tens of millions if Brexit forces border controls between the Republic and Northern Ireland and damages i(...)

 The Irish flag is lowered outside the GPO by Army personnel last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland contributes more to the prosperity and equality of the world than any other country relative to the size of its economy, a new report has stat(...)

British prime minister Theresa May arrives for a carol concert at a church in her Maidenhead constituency  on Friday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Downing Street staff Christmas party was in full swing all around her on Thursday night as Theresa May negotiated with Brussels, Dublin and Belfas(...)

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