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CRH group sales grew by 2 per cent during the first nine months, with Europe and the Americas increasing at the same pace. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Building materials giant CRH said it expects its full year earnings to top €3.2 billion to reach a new record, after reporting 2 per cent growth in th(...)

President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

US president Donald Trump has declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism. The designation on Monday allows the United States to impose additio(...)

Lian Bell and Cian O’Brien: Cian: I wished my school had home economics. I would like to be able to sew. Lian: You can borrow my sewing machine anytime.

What do you think is your most dominant character trait? Lian: Probably being really controlled and organised. Cian: Controlled isn’t necessarily (...)

(second from left) Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed:  it is critical that we build these new markets for premium Irish dairy products

Ornua, the State’s largest exporter of dairy products, has launched its flagship Kerrygold brand in South Korea, one of the biggest per capita import(...)

Thailand GAA was established by a group of Irish in Bangkok in 2007.

I was sipping on a pint in an Irish bar in Bangkok like a stereotypical Paddy, when I got chatting to a fellow Irishman who told me about Thailand GAA(...)

Susanna Ceccardi of the right-wing Northern League, who is mayor of Cascina, in Tuscany. “I think that regulating immigration is a moderate position,” she says. Photograph: Facebook

In September 1944 African-American soldiers from the US Army’s “Buffalo” division helped liberate Cascina from German forces retreating north into the(...)

Cambodian police officers stand guard at the supreme court in Phnom Penh on Thursday. The court ruled to dissolve the country’s main opposition party. Photograph: Mak Remissa/EPA

Cambodia’s top court has ruled to dissolve the country’s main opposition party, ensuring that the prime minister, Hun Sen, runs practically unconteste(...)

President Donald Trump: has outlined achievements of his 12-day trip to Asia, but declined reporters’ questions on whether Roy  Moore should step down. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

Roy Moore, the embattled Republican Senate candidate who has been accused of sexual assault, will not withdraw from next month’s Senate election, his(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson has said she has become more optimistic about the global response to climate change. File photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Climate justice campaigner Mary Robinson has said she has become more optimistic about the global response to climate change and has urged a “Marshall(...)

Chief executive, Peter Barrett, said SMBC was pleased with the performance

Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital grew pre-tax profits by 3.1 per cent to $16 million (€142.8 million) in the six months to the end of September, (...)

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