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 Billy Kelleher meets up with Clare hurling legends Brian Lohan and Niall Gilligan  while canvassing in Ennis, Co Clare, for the European elections. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Usually, political party leaders want their people to attend parliamentary party meetings. Recently, however, the presence of Anne Rabbitte irked Mich(...)

An artist’s impression of the new Salesforce Tower in Dublin’s Spencer Dock.

The volume of new office deals signed in Dublin in the first quarter of this year grew by 66 per cent when compared with the same period in 2018 as a (...)

A view of the 1916 Proclamation at  Trinity College. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It is a peculiarity of Irish life that an independence sought for so long and at such cost is not celebrated. Of the 20 or so nations which achieved t(...)

The SportsDirect premises on North Earl Street, Dublin 1, which was previously Boyers department store

UK-listed retailer Sports Direct is understood to have quietly sold its flagship premises on Dublin’s North Earl Street for about €20 million.The off-(...)

An Affidea clinic. The  European Affidea group  has 246 diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer-care centres in 16 countries

Europe’s largest medical services provider has invested €1.5 million in a north Dublin ExpressCare clinic that will be covered by insurance providers (...)

Aramark staff Aodhán King, Louise Phillips (managing director), Fergus Byrne, Vincent Hickey, Ken Noble, Deirdre Bonus, Tara Giles and Brad Ansell

Asset manager Aramark Property is marking 70 years in business this year and is busier than ever, given the spectacular growth in the private rented s(...)

PTSB chief executive Jeremy Masding signalled to the Oireachtas finance committee that a further sale of problem loans may be on the cards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Welsh banker Jeremy Masding became chief executive of Permanent TSB (PTSB) seven years ago, the company was a basket case and he knew there was a(...)

Brexit presents significant challenges for the  retail sector. Photograph: Getty Image

How are the various sectors faring as Brexit looms? Retail “It’s very challenging from a retail perspective,”says Retail Ireland director Tom Burke.(...)

Dairygold Co-op chief executive Jim Woulfe believes a hard Brexit would add €50 million in costs to its UK cheese exports

It might be a very British exercise, but Brexit seems to be seeping into virtually every area of Irish life. The United Kingdom’s exit from the Europe(...)

“Despite two decades of horrific revelations of systematic cover-up of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy, the Catholic Church remains a central part of Irish life.” File photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, like most of my peers, I had a thoroughly Catholic upbringing. From birth to death the Church was an integral part (...)

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