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A mural in Ladywell, south London, by street artist Lionel Stanhope depicting a painting by Flemish master Jan van Eyck wearing a protective face mask. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States in 2016, gravely upsetting the liberal sensibilities of many in the West, one silver lini(...)

The virus-induced brake on consumer activity and labour markets, which has in turn triggered a corporate credit run, is what caused the market panic this time, rather than risky trading on the part of global banks.

It was only hours after US president Donald Trump told us, in an address from the Oval Office last week, “this is not a financial crisis”, when market(...)

Miriam of Minnie Peters with her two rescue dogs and favorite antique chair with white upholstery, at her home in Bray. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A chair is more than a practical place to unburden yourself. Its style and form says as much about you as the colour you choose to paint your front do(...)

The  Sorbonne University in Paris is one of a small number of “target universities” which has benefited from a  €10 billion investment programme under the French government’s initiative d’excellence or Idex. Photograph: iStock

Global university rankings have been with us since Shanghai Jiao Tong University started its list of the world’s best universities back in 2003. The a(...)

The Westport team react after accidentally breaking the Connacht Cup trophy, at the Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A – Asking for trouble Headline on the The42.ie ahead of Ireland’s Six Nations meeting with England back in February: “England adds experienced Josep(...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

Novartis in Ringaskiddy,  Co Cork where job losses were announced on Wednesday. Photograph: John Allen/Provision

Trade union and business leaders have reacted with dismay to the news that pharmaceutical giant Novartis is to lay off up to 320 of its 550 strong wor(...)

Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Novartis raised its earnings forecast for the third time this year as its new gene therapy got off to a strong start in its first quarter of reported (...)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The company unveiled  its global cryptocurrency, Libra, in June this year. File photograph:  Justin Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook’s attempt to drag cryptocurrencies into the mainstream with its Libra digital coin met with further scepticism on Monday when an ECB board me(...)

Cargo ship MV Bavaria preparing to sail for Canada after loading waste at Subic Bay north of Manila,  the Philippines, on Friday. Photograph: Jun Dumaguing/EPA

The Philippines has forced Canada to repatriate a large shipment of five-year-old rubbish at its own cost, handing a political victory to President Ro(...)

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