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Sales of tickets for films such as Black Panther helped boost revenues

Cinema operator Cineworld posted a 10.8 per cent rise in half-year revenue on Thursday as big-ticket releases such as Avengers: Infinity War, Black Pa(...)

The figures do not take account of the recent raft of energy price increases announced here earlier this summer. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Irish consumers are being forced to pay more for gas and electricity than the vast majority of households across the EU, new figures reveal. The dat(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern.  “Now that the boom keeps getting boomier and the property market is in full-on freak-out mode, it is time for our political leaders, as the great man famously put it, to ‘start throwing white elephants and red herrings at each other’.” File photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Welcome back, Bertie. Now that the boom keeps getting boomier and the property market is in full-on freak-out mode, it is time for our political leade(...)

Women draw tickets during the Irish Hospitals Sweep Hurdle draw (sweepstakes) at Ballsbridge in Dublin in January 1986.Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Margaret Thatcher told Peter Mandelson “you can’t trust the Irish; they’re all liars”. That was a bit harsh, maybe. But we’re certainly not above the (...)

A demonstration on  the first day of the implementation of the Danish face veil ban, in Copenhagen. Photograph: Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of Danes rallied in Copenhagen on Wednesday in protest at a new ban on the wearing of face veils in public, accusing the government of infrin(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is welcomed by Romanian president Klaus Iohannis during their official meeting at Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest, last week.  Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

On a sweltering Bucharest afternoon last week, student Andrei Marinescu sipped iced coffee in a cafe near Romanian government headquarters, where his(...)

An image of the apartment block on Eglinton Road in Donnybrook that Avestus is seeking permission to build.

Planners are demanding more information from property player Avestus on controversial proposals for an €80 million apartment block in Donnybrook, pote(...)

Don’t touch that dial: Irish radio ads  do such a terrible job of re-creating natural-sounding dialogue that they make for mesmerising listening. Photograph: E+/Getty

If you have tuned into the radio over the last few weeks, chances are you have heard the new Axa spot doing the rounds on the airwaves. If you’re draw(...)

An estimated 58 Irish people were left stranded in Bourgas, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast as a result of the company’s problems.

More than 200 Irish holidaymakers on the Black Sea coast have had their homeward journeys over the coming days clouded in uncertainty following the co(...)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang  speaking at a joint news conference with Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borisov during the seventh summit of China and central and eastern European countries in Sophia. Photograph: Getty Images

China wants deeper co-operation with the EU and more foreign investment amid a trade war with the United States, Beijing’s premier Li Keqiang said as (...)

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