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Owl Bat Bat Owl by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick – the first book to be distributed in Bookseed programme

Babies as young as three months old will be given free books as part of a scheme to encourage parents to read to them, which begins in Limerick next m(...)

Jack Ma started Alibaba in 1999 and transformed it into one the world’s most important ecommerce and digital payments companies. His net worth is estimated at about €35 billion. File photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

China’s richest man, the Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma, has been revealed as a member of the ruling Communist Party of China, having joined dur(...)

E-cigarettes have been a divisive topic in the public health community

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced sweeping new restrictions on flavoured tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popul(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  on  November 13th, 2018. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

European shares recovered on Tuesday as hopes for an easing of the Sino-US trade war and an imminent Brexit deal chased away the previous session’s fe(...)

British American Tobacco  says that revenue from alternatives to cigarettes will miss its £1 billion target by about £100 million. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

British American Tobacco said revenue from smoking alternatives will fall short of expectations this year, but earnings growth should beat its target (...)

Brian Cowen. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brian Cowen Former taoiseach Brian Cowen retired from politics in February 2011, having served as leader since May 2008. The Co Offaly politician, (...)

The site of Green Reit at Molesworth and Dawson Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Global equity markets climbed on Tuesday, shrugging off the latest salvos in the intensifying trade war between the US and China. Treasuries retreated(...)

An increase in crude oil prices boosted oil stocks on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

Energy stocks, and particularly oil and mining stocks, advanced on Wednesday as crude prices advanced. For the most part investors in Europe and the U(...)

Citigroup fell the most of US financials after its revenue fell short of estimates due to lower debt underwriting. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

The US S&P 500 index moved towards five-month highs as industrial gains offset a drop in financials. Ireland’s benchmark index closed up although (...)

Ryanair rose 1.3% to €15.15 on a day when it  continued to deal with industrial relations tensions

Major global stock markets were little changed on Wednesday, hovering near recent record highs, while US treasury yields held close to multi-month pea(...)

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