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Does the Charter for Compassion get us closer to doing unto others as we would want them to do unto us?

Last month RTÉ showed a programme called Divorcing God. Its theme was whether the decline in Catholic religious practice in Ireland was depriving soci(...)

“There was a lot of interest in anything that could be broadly classified as infrastructure – energy, wind farms, telecoms.”

In what is perhaps an indication of the overall strength of the Irish economy, M&A activity was strong in almost every sector during the past year(...)

I have some very clever friends who swear by meditation and mindfulness apps. This clearly works for them, and it seems churlish to poke fun at anything that eases the stress of working life

Mindfulness programmes have now sprouted everywhere from Google and Intel to Target and General Mills. Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of Bridgewat(...)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon chief executive, is joining forces with Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon to tackle quality affordable healthcare in the US. Photograph: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

When Amazon bought a big stake in drugstore.com in 1999, Jeff Bezos thought he could do for pharmaceuticals what he had done for books, stealing marke(...)

Boeing shares hit an all-time high at $281.83 on Monday, gaining 3.9%. Photograph: Getty Images

US tax cuts approved over the weekend boosted equities on both sides of the Atlantic, benefitting Irish building materials giant CRH amongst others. (...)

US president Donald Trump is seeking to make good on his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.  Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Donald Trump’s effort to roll back Obamacare gained momentum on Wednesday as Republican leaders scheduled a vote in the House of Representat(...)

Crushing margin of prime minister Matteo Renzi’s defeat  stirred alarm among investors in Italian stock markets. Photograph: Alessandro di Meo/EPA

European markets pushed ahead on Monday, brushing aside concerns that the euro zone may be hit by a fresh bout of economic uncertainty triggered by t(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were weighed down by Netflix and health insurers, but the losses were offset on the Dow by Johnson & Johnson’s strong results. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global equity prices ticked lower on Tuesday as investors took stock of some disappointing US earnings reports and signs that Britain’s decision to le(...)

 Andrew Keating, chief finance officer, and Richie Boucher, chief executive of Bank of Ireland: the bank stocks rose over 5 per cent to €0.26 after it reported an underlying pre-tax profit of €1.2 billion for 2015, an increase of 30 per cent on the previous year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Global stocks rallied on Monday, boosted by a rise in oil and commodity prices, while the euro and the pound fell sharply against the dollar on fears (...)

Shares in British supermarket Morrisons rose 8.7 per cent rise after its sales figures beat forecasts. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

European markets rallied from last week’s wipeout as car-makers and retailers made gains yesterday. However, a further fall in crude oil prices dampe(...)

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