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AIB has operated a debit and credit cards transactions joint venture called First Merchant Processing (Ireland) Limited (FMBI), trading as AIB Merchant Services, since 2007. Photograph: Eric Luke

US financial services group First Data has joined forces with AIB in its bid for Dublin-based payments company Payzone, which is worth more than €100 (...)

John Thero: “We’re taking the approach of make it [Vascepa] affordable, and hopefully we can help millions of patients and make some money along the way”

Stunning they called it. And it was, as Irish-American pharma group Amarin announced the results of a key clinical trial for its cholesterol drug last(...)

The plaque in the sacristy of the Vatican’s Pauline Chapel, completed at a cost of €9 million in 2009. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

The third national collection to help fund the visit of Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families in Dublin (WMoF2018) next August takes place in(...)

There are some of us who strive fanatically to stay within the 140 rule and who regard the leaking of an argument into a second tweet as a sign of intellectual decline. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

“The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough.” That’s In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound. It’s a lovely poem that yo(...)

Billy Lawless: The diaspora senator said Ireland had “strayed from the inclusive spirit” of the 1916 Proclamation and the Constitution. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some 3.6 million Irish citizens abroad, including residents of Northern Ireland who have a right to citizenship, could vote in a presidential election(...)

“It is likely in the long run to be beneficial to Ireland because Ireland would offer the benefits of an English-speaking economy based in Europe,” says former director of global engagement on the White House’s National Security Council Brett Bruen. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The majority of the implications for Ireland of a UK departure from the European Union are negative, but every cloud holds a silver lining, in the eye(...)

Pat Davin – a renowned athlete from Carrick-on-Suir and brother of Maurice Davin (co-founder and first president of the GAA) – kept a diary during the 1888 month-long hurling tour of US cities. The diary goes under hammer on April 23rd

More than half the hurlers and athletes who participated in the GAA’s first “junket” to America absconded in New York and failed to return to Ireland.(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley speaks at an event in Des Moines, Iowa. Photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/Reuter

Supporters of US Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley are launching a new group,“Irish Americans for O’Malley,” to coral support for the (...)

George Mitchell:  Spent a month going around each of the 10 parties, and the British and Irish governments, seeking agreement on his timetable. Photograph: The Irish Times

Senator George Mitchell said he almost lost his temper once during the difficult negotiations that led to the 1998 Belfast Agreement, which put Northe(...)

US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley speaking with Missouri senator Claire McCaskill at confirmation hearing before the Senate foreign relations committee in July.

The American Ireland Fund, the influential philanthropic group, sent a strongly worded letter of frustration to the Democratic and Republican leaders (...)

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