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One of the reasons attributed by the sector to the collapse in  price of coaches is the decline of UK operators. Photograph: iStock

Irish coach hire companies have watched the value of their assets plummet due to the failure of UK operators and a flood of second-hand, unwanted vehi(...)

Advertising billboards for Boohoo and Pretty Little Things, a Boohoo brand. The company has grown rapidly since its founding in 2006. Photograph: James Akena/ Reuters

One UK company’s story illustrates how the world is changing – and how the old and new ways are colliding. All of the issues are here: Covid-19; the r(...)

Crime and fashion have often gone hand in hand, in real life and on the silver screen. Michelle Pfeiffer (Elvira Hancock) and Al Pacino (Scareface) in the movie Scarface. His white suits and silk shirts, complemented by her pristine tailoring semaphore the wealth and status generated by his drug empire.

As consumers, we know that multiple influences shape fashion and the clothes we wear – nostalgia, films, street trends, music and politics are the mos(...)

Ovoca Bio said it had ‘made substantial progress in setting up a phase II dose ranging study in Australia’. Photograph: iStock

Dublin-based biopharmaceutical company Ovoca Bio saw its pre-tax loss increase substantially to more than €2 million in the first half of this year. (...)

It is highly likely that news of the strategic review will prompt an approach from 75 per cent State-owned PTSB for Ulster Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was understandable why Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) hired investment bank Morgan Stanley back in 2014 to look into how it could retreat from the Re(...)

NatWest – ready to withdraw from Ulster Bank. Photograph: iStock

On the surface, at least, it’s business as usual at Ulster Bank in the Republic. The bank’s announcement last week that it was cutting 266 of its 2,(...)

Boris Johnson claims the European Commission has threatened a ‘food blockade’ of Northern Ireland, which is clearly incorrect in the sense of physically preventing goods arriving from Britain. Photograph:  Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

Blockade is a strong word. Boris Johnson claims the European Commission has threatened a “food blockade” of Northern Ireland, which is clearly i(...)

Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

CK Hutchison Holdings, the Hong Kong-based conglomerate founded by tycoon Li Ka-shing, is cutting about 280 jobs at the UK arm of phone telecoms compa(...)

A computer-generated image of the 40,000sq ft unit Harvey Norman has leased at North City Business Park.

Rohan Holdings has commenced construction of a further 120,000sq ft of industrial and logistics space at its flagship Dublin Airport Logistics Park (D(...)

A nurse checks a woman’s temperature before a Covid-19 test at a military hospital in the town of El-Hamma, in Tunisia’s southwestern Gabes governorate on on Wednesday, as cases of novel coronavirus infections surge there. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty

Covid-19 cases surpassed 24 million worldwide with India seeing a record spike and South Korea, Italy and France reporting the most new daily infectio(...)

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