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British chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A furious Sajid Javid confronted Boris Johnson on Friday and demanded an explanation of why his media adviser was sacked without his knowledge, amid c(...)

Jim Walsh and William Hammond (centre in light blue shirts) have been organising the Cork Folk Festival on a voluntary basis over the last 40 years. Photograph: Tony O’Connell photography

It was the year of the Pope’s visit, Maggie Thatcher becoming British Prime Minister and the Boomtown Rats making No 1 in the UK Charts with Rat Trap (...)

Retired fisherman Fred Hammond at Balbriggan harbour. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fred Hammond points up at a grubby apartment block from his makeshift seat on a pile of fishing nets and wonders how it was allowed to be built. It r(...)

The vacant site at Church Street-Hammond Lane in Dublin. Over 10 years ago it was designated for a new family law and children’s court. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

One of Dublin’s most notorious and long-standing vacant plots of land, earmarked for a courts development for more than a decade, could be subject to (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ahead of Budget 2019: modern budgeting is a continuous process, not something suited to one-off events. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

This column has argued many times that the annual budget exercise is a circus, and no longer fit for purpose. Some of the largest players on the Irish(...)

If Hammond’s move, which follows unilateral initiatives in Spain and India, helps to accelerate progress on a global approach to taxing the digital economy, Google, Facebook and Amazon may have more to worry about

Philip Hammond’s announcement of a digital services tax targeting technology giants was couched in caveats, reassuring consumers that it is not an onl(...)

Licensed facilities are identified as priority sites for enforcement using a scoring system developed by the EPA. File photograph: Getty Images

Five of the nine sites on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest “name and shame” list of most non-compliant sites among companies it regu(...)

Born in London to Cork parents, Timmy “The Brit” McCarthy (second right) retained his accent when he moved to Leeside in the 1960s to work as a butcher, earning him the nickname. File photograph: Irish Examiner

It’s not every day that a crematorium heaves to the sound of dancers spinning around in a polka but then there was nothing ordinary about the send-off(...)

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivers a speech at the Annual Mansion House dinner in London, Britain, June 21 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Britain’s Treasury is not trying to undermine Brexit but is instead focused on boosting prosperity by promoting continued close ties with the European(...)

Saw Doctors musician Tony Lambert collects his £852,643 win from the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin in 1993. Photograph: RTE Archives

Tony Lambert, a former keyboard and accordion player with Galway band the Saw Doctors, has died in Thailand. Lambert, who was originally from Wales, (...)

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