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Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore during an investment announcement of 100 new jobs at Indeed.com  in Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Plans for more than 200 new jobs were announced yesterday with a new entrant in the domestic gas and electricity market creating 100 jobs, while a glo(...)

Huawei is on the verge of becoming a genuine global IT giant. photograph: kiyoshi ota/bloomberg via getty images

The Huawei campus in Shenzhen in southern China is a model of openness and industry as 40,000 mostly young employees happily patrol the 2sq km of the(...)

Damian Neylin, leader, and Marie Coady, tax partner, PwC Ireland Asset Management Practice

Almost 500 global asset management leaders will gather in Dublin’s National Convention Centre over the next two days for PwC’s European Asset Manageme(...)

Stand well back. You can feel the heat emanating from How to Survive a Plague. David France’s fiery, Oscar-nominated chronicle of the earliest years o(...)

Makeshift homes are erected by the poor under a Lagos flyover in the Nigerian capital. African countries have benefited over the past three years from investors’ hunger for yield due to ultra-loose monetary policies in the US, Japan and Europe. Photograph:  Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

The International Monetary Fund has for the first time warned that sub-Saharan African countries are becoming “increasingly vulnerable to global finan(...)

Dublin Web Summit organiser Paddy Cosgrave: “In three short years, 36 months, we’ve come incredibly far, incredibly fast.” Photograph: Colin Keegan

The first day of the web summit was a busy affair, with attendees crowding the stages to see big-name speakers and get to grips with the large numbers(...)

Mainstream Renewable Power’s 50-megawatt solar farm in Droogfontein, South Africa. The company looks set to secure a deal to build three wind farms in the country’s Northern Cape region.

Mainstream Renewable Power is leading a consortium that looks set to secure a deal with the South African government to build three wind farms in the (...)

Somali migrants sit in a courtyard at the Lyster barracks detention centre for immigrants outside Valletta, Malta. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

More than 700 migrants have been rescued from waters near Sicily in less than 24 hours, according to the Italian coastguard.The stream of smugglers’ b(...)

Nigerian Special Forces on patrol in the Niger Delta.

Pirates attacked an American-flagged oil industry vessel off the Nigerian coast yesterday and abducted the captain and the chief engineer, both US ci(...)

Among Group of 20 economies, Germany, where Angela Merkel won a third term as chancellor, ranked highest at 14th in the Global Gender Gap Report from the Global Economic Forum. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/reuters

The world’s gender gaps narrowed slightly this year, with Iceland showing the least inequality among men and women, a report by the World Economic For(...)

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