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Guidance counsellor Brian Howard answered queries on Friday relating to this week’s Leaving Cert results and the upcoming CAO Round One offers. If I (...)

While low yielding, the beauty of deposits is that they are so risk free, particularly if you spread them around different banks.

Inflation is forecast to touch almost 1 per cent this year, but with deposits still someway south of this, your real wealth could start to diminish. A(...)

Students are left guessing whether points will go up or down

I got 490 this year and my first choice is midwifery in UCC which was 465 last year. I’m petrified it won’t be enough as there are so few places. Any(...)

Elizabeth Aston  Senior adviser industry affairs, Amadeus IT Group Elizabeth Aston, neé Rogers, began her career in Irish tourism and with f(...)

FBD closed 7.6 per cent up at €6.90 after falling by a similar margin in the previous session

European stocks slipped yesterday to record their worst week in more than a month, in the wake of China’s currency devaluation. The euro zone’s blue-c(...)

 Spectators stand for a minutes silence to pay tribute to the victims of last week’s Tunisia beach attack on Murray Mound during Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships  in London today.  Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Britain observed a minute’s silence on Friday as part of an official day of mourning for the tourists killed in a massacre on a Tunisian beach last w(...)

Lorna Carty, from Co Meath, who was killed in a terrorist attack at a resort in Tunisia.

Irish tourists intending to travel to Tunisia over the coming weeks should “exercise extreme caution”, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has said. Char(...)

 Dutch coach Louis van Gaal  (second left) looks on during the the semi-final against Argentina at Arena de Sao Paulo.  Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Traditional Dutch frailty in penalty shootouts again proved their Achilles heel when they lost 4-2 on spot-kicks to Argentina after a goalless World C(...)

While tour operators have a future, the model which has served them well for generations is doomed Photograph: AP Photo/Michael Probst

What impact will Thomas Cook’s departure from the traditional charter holiday market in Ireland have?Probably not very much. While some commentators h(...)