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Barclays is one of the few financial services to expand substantially in Ireland on the back of Brexit.

No new banks or credit institutions were authorised during 2018, figures from the Central Bank show, while just six insurers got approval from the reg(...)

 Dermot and his fiancee were just two days into their holiday at the Portuguese resort of Albufeira when they were confronted by a gang in the resort town. File photograph: Getty Images

An Irish couple’s holiday in Portugal to celebrate their engagement turned into a nightmare this week after they were robbed twice – once at gunpoint (...)

Johnny Ronan, now often to be found in the Ivy restaurant in Dublin, thinks he is back after his Celtic Tiger misadventures. Photograph: Tom McEnaney/McEnaney Media

It was early summer in 2014, and Johnny Ronan, then still a ward of Nama, was trying to kickstart the deal that he hoped would restore him to commerci(...)

Laya had a 27 per cent share of the overall health insurance market as of the the end of July, as against VHI’s 52 per cent share and Irish Life Health’s 21 per cent share

Pretax profits at Laya Healthcare, the country’s second largest health insurer, surged last year, rising by more than 260 per cent to €19.9 million. (...)

 Martin Woods (developer engineer),  Irish Times MD Liam Kavanagh, Niall Dennehy (co-founder), Danny Curran (director of growth) and Nicola Paoli (blockchain developer) from AID:Tech at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

Not all innovation takes place in the pharma and tech sectors and many of the best ideas have come as a result of everyday frustrations with things th(...)

All Black players Nepo Laulala, Sam Whitelock and Liam Squire, at the site of The Hauntings Solider sculpture at St Stephen’s Green.  Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

No country was further away from the fighting in the first World War than New Zealand, yet few were so disproportionately affected. In many sites acr(...)

South Africa spent hundreds of millions on stadium infrastructure for the 2010 World Cup that would have no real future value or usage after the event. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images
Playing the perfect host

While they can impact greatly in economic terms and there are also huge benefits for society in general, major sporting events are not always a positi(...)

“We are asking everybody to culturally invest in women in sport. By boosting participation, attendance and media coverage, women’s sport will become more visible.” Photograph: iStock
Getting women off the sidelines

At the end of last year, creative content studio owner Sarah Colgan was dashing out the door to get her kids to training. It was a scenario familiar i(...)

Dublin star Brian Fenton at the launch of Dublin GAA’s new jersey at AIG’s head office in Dublin in October. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Everyone’s a winner

Earlier this year, US insurance company AIG extended its sponsorship of Dublin GAA for five more years in a deal that includes men’s and women’s footb(...)

‘Haunting Soldier’: Created in 2017 in Dorset, England, from bits of scrap metal, this monumental installation is temporarily located (as above) at St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Few art works associated with the first World War are as impressive as the Haunting Soldier. Created in 2017 in Dorset, England, from bits of scrap m(...)

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