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China’s new plan to slash import taxes on a wide range of consumer goods promises to boost the prospects of multinationals in the Chinese market, with(...)

We’re very close to the previous peak in terms of rent now

The last number of years has seen great opportunities for investors in the commercial and residential property rental sectors, with current trends set(...)

The 12,000-square-foot, 1936 Tuscan-style home was designed by architect Robert D Farquhar. Photograph: Mercer Vine

A house in Los Angeles that sold for $90 million (€77 million) just 10 months ago is back on the market, seemingly untouched, seeking $180 million. Th(...)

 Aileen McGee from Donegal, whose son takes part in the Social Farming Programme. Photogragh:  Brian Farrell

The mother of an autistic teenager who a year ago was “ banging his head off the fireplace” has said the Government’s social farming programme has tur(...)

The National Aquatic Centre at Abbotstown, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A State-owned company did not maliciously pursue a long and ultimately unsuccessful multi-million-euro legal battle over whether a company was liable (...)

First lady Michelle Obama. African-Americans make up about 4 per cent of West Virginia’s population. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images

A racist post about US first lady Michelle Obama has prompted calls for the director of a West Virginia development group and a mayor to be sacked. (...)

Convention Centre Dublin opened in September 2010 and has since hosted over 1,1000 events

The sale of the operating business of the Convention Centre Dublin to the Irish Infrastructure Fund has been completed, it was confirmed on Friday. Th(...)

 VW says new tech will mean its W12   is the most efficient 12-cylinder engine  in the world

Volkswagen has used the opportunity of a somewhat obscure motor industry get-together, the International Vienna Motor Symposium, to show off some of i(...)

Eddie Hobbs at the launch of Lucinda Creighton’s new political party. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Eddie Hobbs has undoubtedly done this State – or at least its citizens – some service, but characterising him as a universally popular people’s cham(...)

Tyne Bridge in Newcastle: will the northeast become a distant outpost of London-led government if Scotland votes Yes?

Ten years ago, Labour’s John Prescott offered the northeast of England a regional assembly, but it was turned down by three-quarters of those who both(...)

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