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CRH was a bright spot on the day, rising 1.6 per cent to €30.74. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European shares advanced for a second session on Wednesday as the market cheered robust corporate earnings news and the US Federal Reserve reassured i(...)

Dave Haslam: 'Mark E Smith always seemed to symbolise something beyond himself'

Studio 54, Cream, CBGBs – some places have delicious mythology battered into their very foundations. The Hacienda, likewise, was ground zero for a Man(...)

Ikea already has a base in Carrickmines where customers can order furniture online and later collect it. It is now looking to open a full outlet. Photograph: Grigoris Siamidis

Ikea is understood to be in advanced talks to buy land from developer Jim Kennedy’s Jackson Way for a new store in south Dublin. The Swedish furnitur(...)

Dropbox co-founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi embrace after ringing the opening bell on the Nasdaq Stock Market as Dropbox is listed for the company’s initial public offering. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

After a relatively difficult week for Silicon Valley as investor sentiment turned sour against companies like Facebook, one bright light came in the f(...)

Liberal MP Warren Entsch (centre) hugs Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) after the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Lukas Coach/EPA

Australia became the 26th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage after a Bill to do so was passed almost unanimously through parliament ju(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  delivers a speech in Florence on Friday aimed at unlocking Brexit talks. Sterling fell following her comments while Irish stocks exposed to the UK also suffered. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’Innocenti/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Iseq index stood out as a weak spot across European markets on Friday, as Brexit-sensitive stocks such as Bank of Ireland, C&C and Origi(...)

A man photographs a sign in Manchester, Britain May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The hatred that drives someone to detonate themselves in a crowd of children and teenagers at a concert is impossible to reason with, to quantify, to (...)

Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford while promoting “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Fisher’s description of her on-set affair with Ford 40 years ago will strike a chord with many. Photograph: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

I can’t have been the only one who read Carrie Fisher’s account of her affair with Harrison Ford through my fingers, with sweating palms and prickling(...)

Paul McCartney and John Lennon of the Beatles: after the break-up of the band, Lennon and McCartney turned to Ireland for source material, with the Troubles being the catalyst

British pop music has been celebrated around the world for decades and rightly so.  Rather less attention has been paid to an almost invisible s(...)

Bank of Ireland rose 4.2 per cent,  on the back of hopes red tape around the sector might ease. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Global stocks joined declines in bonds and commodities as a sell-off in emerging markets deepened with traders parsing the implications of a Donald Tr(...)

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