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A child pauses by the emblem of a Ukrainian military base as a pro-Russian soldier walks behind the main gate in Perevalne, Crimea. photograph: vadim ghirda/ap

One of the few things that can be said with much certainty about the crisis in Ukraine is that the acronym BRICS is going to need a rethink. (...)

The Department of Enterprise told the CAI in a letter earlier this year that it said it had decided not to “support regulating the term ‘accountant’”

Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) has commissioned a report to “unpick” and “debunk” the position of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innov(...)

Former managing director of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn hopes the fund will profit from his  political and business connections. Photograph: AP

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is seeking to launch a $2 billion hedge fund as the former French presidential-hopeful’s latest venture following the se(...)

Claire Lambe (right) is entered in the biggest class in terms of numbers (14) at the World Cup regatta in Sydney next weekend. Photograph: Inpho

For the second consecutive weekend, Dubliners will get a chance to see big boats race down the Liffey. The Dublin Head of the River t(...)

 A spectator watches the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Barry
Cronin/EPA

Irish people enjoy among the highest quality of life and standard of living in Europe, according to the European Union. The news will co(...)

Aer Arann’s majority shareholder is putting its corporate stamp on the regional carrier and from today is re-naming it Stobart Air, after the transport and logistics group that took over the bulk of its shares following the company’s examinership in 2010.

Aer Arann’s majority shareholder is putting its corporate stamp on the regional carrier and from today is re-naming it Stobart Air, after the t(...)

US president Barack Obama. How the US moves beyond the financial sanctions imposed on 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials  is the subject of feverish debate within political circles and foreign policy confabs in Washington. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The biggest foreign policy crisis of the Obama presidency has deepened under the weight of Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s ignoring of US sanct(...)

Leinster’s Darragh Fanning escapes a tackle from and Rob Harley of Glasgow Warriors. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Professional rugby is not without its dreams. The story of Darragh Fanning was, before Christmas, a month to mont(...)

 A section of the Bratstvo gas pipeline near Ivano-Frankvisk, Ukraine. Today less than 50 per cent of Russian gas exports to the EU pass through Ukraine. Photograph: Getty Images

As events continue to escalate in Crimea the two-day summit of EU leaders that begins today in Brussels will be dominated by the topic of Ukrai(...)

Jerome Kerviel, former trader of French bank Societe Generale, has had his three year prison sentence upheld. He is currently walking back to France from Italy having met the pope in Rome. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.

France’s highest court has upheld a prison sentence for one-time rogue trader Jerome Kerviel but it overturned a ruling that he must pay back €(...)

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