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The aftermath of an EF-4 tornado in Dayton, Ohio. Photograph: Stephen Starr

The large family home at 2036 Maplegrove avenue, a quiet tree-line residential street north of downtown Dayton, Ohio is a wreck. At around 11pm on Ma(...)

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Annual house price growth in Britain cooled to a seven-month low in March, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Thursday, adding to signs of fading mome(...)

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(...)

Michael Fingleton arriving at the Irish Nationwide inquiry at Blackhall Place on Wednesday. Mr Fingleton is representing himself at the inquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson

One-time Irish Nationwide Building Society chief executive Michael Fingleton’s advocacy skills came under pressure early in his cross-examination of D(...)

All our major churches are ageing and in decline.

The churches run 96 per cent of our primary schools and approximately 50 per cent at secondary level, yet the fastest growing cohort in the Irish popu(...)

One of Michael Noonan’s greatest coups was securing a deal on the promissory notes in 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke

When Michael Noonan’s leadership of Fine Gael went down in flames in the general election of 2002 with the party reduced to just 30 Dáil seats, his po(...)

“The three-and-a-half times income ceiling on mortgages means that as house prices go up, the cohort of households that can meet that condition shrinks.” Photograph: Getty Images

After a sustained period of price growth, the UK housing market appears to be in slowdown mode. Leading indices from Halifax and Nationwide recorded p(...)

The level of people thinking they do not save enough as they should rose by more than 11 per cent

Growing anxiety about the global economy due to Brexit and the recent election of Donald Trump in the US had a big impact on consumers with the number(...)

The number of people saving increased in January by 13%  in the under-50s age group, and 3%  among the over-50s

Irish attitudes towards saving money improved in January following the pressures of Christmas spending and an increase in positivity about consumers’(...)

Voters wait outside a polling location for the 2016 US presidential election near Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, November 8th, 2016. Photograph: Tracie Van Auken/EPA

Voters and civil rights groups reported long lines, isolated cases of malfunctioning equipment and some harassment at polling places in Tuesday’s US (...)

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