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Prof Gavin Barrett said it was clear from the UK perspective that its priority was not trade as it was “getting out of the best international trade deal in the entire world”. Photograph: iStock

Both the European Union and the United Kingdom will end up with less wealth following Brexit, according to a leading Irish expert on European law. Pr(...)

New rules will provide more protection to consumers paying for goods and services with credit cards. Photograph: Getty

As of today, businesses can no longer add an additional charge to a customer’s order when they pay by debit or credit card. Surcharges were commonly (...)

The communal living space in Node’s Dublin residence

Co-working spaces have been the big success story of the office scene in Dublin over the past five years, and now co-living looks set to take off as t(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May:  how will the EU act when it comes to securing a trade deal with a country that is still the fifth largest economy in the world? Photograph: EPA

Here comes another tortuous year of Brexit, and it will be tiresome to read about. So I’m getting in early. The frothing anti-EU British press will de(...)

 Peter Preston: his  management style  often  left underlings  wondering what precisely he had meant.   Photograph: PA Wire

Peter Preston, who has died aged 79, was an outstanding editor of the Guardian newspaper. He was at the helm for 20 years, from 1975 to 1995, during w(...)

Emmanuel Macron and Chinese president Xi Jinping stand to inaugurate the first meeting of the French-Chinese business council, in Beijing this week. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/Reuters

One of the thorniest questions facing French president Emmanuel Macron is how to deal with dictatorships and what the French sociologist Edgar Morin (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron, right, greets Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz as he arrives for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on Friday. Photograph:  Ian Langsdon/EPA

True to his credo of talking to everyone, President Emmanuel Macron received the new chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, for lunch at the Élysée o(...)

Strong results for JPMorgan lifted financial stocks in the US on Friday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The UK’s top share index held on to record highs on the last day of the trading week. In Dublin the Iseq overall index edged up 0.58 per cent. Meanw(...)

Simon Meehan, from Coláiste Choilm, Co Cork, who has won the top prize at this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A 15-year-old student from Co Cork who discovered a natural antibiotic in a blackberry bramble plant in his back garden has won the top prize at the 5(...)

Ibec’s brief argues that the USA v Microsoft case has global implications and that endorsing the US justice department’s position would set a dangerous international precedent. Photograph: David Ryder/Bloomberg

Business representative group Ibec has submitted a brief to the US supreme court in relation to a landmark case involving attempts by US law enforceme(...)

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