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Boeing shares hit an all-time high at $281.83 on Monday, gaining 3.9%. Photograph: Getty Images

US tax cuts approved over the weekend boosted equities on both sides of the Atlantic, benefitting Irish building materials giant CRH amongst others. (...)

The Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare, one of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations

More than 10 million people visited Ireland this year, spending €5.78 billion, Tourism Ireland has said. Chief executive Niall Gibbons said 2017 woul(...)

Dogs really are our best friends, according to a Swedish study that says canine ownership could reduce heart disease. A study of 3.4 million people b(...)

Police and forensic experts inspect the wreckage of a car bomb that killed journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia close to her home in Bidnija, Malta, on October 16, 2017.   Photograph:  AFP

Maltese police have arrested 10 suspects for the murder of anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, the country’s prime minister said on Monda(...)

'One in four people will experience mental illness.'

Mental health matters to everyone but discussion of the topic is commonly undermined by myths and misunderstandings. Some of these myths have persiste(...)

Conor Leavy took home the top prize in the Bold Ideas competition.

A proposal to establish an independent data protection ratings agency in Ireland has won a prestigious student innovation competition. The winning pl(...)

Puffins are so exhausted when they return to their coastal burrows that they only lay one egg and struggle to feed one chick, the study found. Photograph: Dr Mark Jessopp

Irish-based puffins are in decline possibly because, being far more adventurous than their northern European and north American cousins, they are too (...)

Jai House in LA, designed by Irish-American architect Lorcan O’Herlihy

Even Dermot Bannon, the most enthusiast extension architect in Ireland, gets jaded by the prospect of another glass-walled, open-plan living space. So(...)

Glacier researchers walk to the accumulation zone of Gueshgue glacier in Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Photograph: Tomas Munita/New York Times

As conspiracy theories go, this must rank as one of the more absurd. According to the Irish Farmers’ Association, the reason why Ireland is careering (...)

Events surrounding the resignation of former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald damaged Leo Varadkar’s image as a shrewd, competent leader, destined to reinvigorate Fine Gael. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA Wire

The upheaval of the past week brought some positive developments. It has concentrated minds on the need for a united political front in resisting a ha(...)

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