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Because infrastructure assets provide essential services, demand is quite stable with a relatively low sensitivity to the broader economic cycle. Photograph: iStock

The public-private partnership model which was used to finance and construct much of Ireland’s motorway network is evidence of the attractiveness of i(...)

Just Eat has been operating in a crowded sector, a factor that contributed to its decision to merge with in a deal that values the company at £5 billion. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Food delivery company Just Eat served up profits of €9.2 million at its Irish unit last year, a 95 per cent jump on the previous year as a result of “(...)

Greta Thunberg and 15 other children have filed a complaint with the UN alleging five of the world’s major economies have violated their human rights. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty

UN secretary general António Guterres has declared the first global summit on climate action a success in generating better momentum to meet the criti(...)

As usual at the UN general assembly, the most significant moments will occur not in the cavernous chamber itself, where leaders will deliver scripted remarks to a sparse audience, but in the hundreds of sideline meetings and chance encounters where the real business is often done. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

The United Nations has faced many challenges since its foundation in 1945, but never have so many of its most powerful members set themselves so force(...)

A new report revealed Ireland's childcare supports compare very poorly with many other countries. According to the study, in Ireland cost was more lik(...)

“The reason a deal would be the best outcome is rather depressing: it is the only option consistent with the UK’s dysfunctional economic model.” Photograph:  Jorge Guerrero / AFP / Getty Images

Forecasting Brexit remains a mug’s game, but there is one option I can definitively rule out: the no-deal Brexit followed by a Canada-style trade agre(...)

About 100 of the some 400 sex offenders in Irish prisons currently deny committing any crime or are appealing their case. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) is seeking funding for a sex offender treatment programme which will not require offenders to admit or talk about their(...)

Ireland is competing with Norway and Canada for two of the rotating seats on the 15-member UN Security Council. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

All eyes will turn to New York next week as world leaders descend on the city for the United Nations General Assembly. This year the focus is on clim(...)

This April 2001 photo, which appeared in a newsletter from the West Point Grey Academy, shows a costumed Justin Trudeau, his face and hands darkened by makeup, attending an “Arabian Nights” gala. Photograph:West Point Grey Academy/The Canadian Press/AP

Justin Trudeau is scrambling to halt further damage to his re-election campaign after a string of racist images from his past put Canada’s image-consc(...)

The Kentucky Derby. The aim of   Jockey Club America is  to boost racing and breeding standards across North America

North America’s racehorse breeding body has hired Irish equine science specialist Plusvital as a consultant on thoroughbred genomics. Plusvital, back(...)

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