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Food stocks were also down due in part to Brexit concerns with Glanbia dropping 2.7% and Kerry 1.8%.

European stocks slid on Thursday, with UK markets leading the way after Britain’s government launched a scaled-back job support programme, while a sec(...)

Young people today know that the likes of Instagram and TikTok are recording details about them. And because they know it, they don’t find it sinister. Photograph: Getty Images

I regularly write here about myself and my family: often to demonstrate some ill-thought out point, or generate a bit of humour or simply because I ca(...)

The ruling by Justice Simons means all three sectoral employment orders made by the last government are no longer valid. They  governed  conditions for building workers, plumbers and electricians

A law setting minimum pay and pension contributions for electricians would have forced smaller contractors to lay off workers, one company warned at (...)

A selection of UK newspapers. Newspaper sales have been heavily impacted by the effects of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Stuart Reddish, who owns the Baxters newsagent and post office in Sheffield, has spent the past few weeks creating “care packages” to deliver essentia(...)

Dublin’s benchmark Iseq all-share index staged a rebound on Tuesday, closing 4.25 per cent, outperforming European peers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Global stock markets edged higher on Tuesday as investors assessed the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, while the MSCI benchmark of worl(...)

All the Van Halens: Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony, Eddie Van Halen. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

Let’s pretend there was a bit of fuss about Billie Eilish not having heard of Van Halen. That’s not really so. But it suits us to say so. Not least be(...)

 Johnny Marr at the Academy in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Johnny Marr has dismissed rumours of a Smiths reunion after a fan asked for clarification about a rumoured 2020 tour. The rumour, posted on the forum (...)

China’s move to boost bank lending outweighed data showing slower-than-expected US job growth. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

European markets extended gains for a third day on Friday, as China’s move to boost bank lending outweighed data showing slower-than-expected US job g(...)

In the United States a rise in technology stocks lifted Wall Street.  Photograph: EPA

Irish stocks outperformed European peers yesterday as markets globally rallied on hopes of a resolution to a trade dispute between the US and China. (...)

Bernard Sumner: ‘I was 17 and worked in a general office, thinking, ‘Jesus, to quote a Peggy Lee song, is this all there is?’. Photograph: Warren Jackson

It’s been a disappointing summer, but the sun is shining and New Order are back in town. Speaking of sunshine, their singer, Bernard Sumner, in his 20(...)

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