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Peter Barrett of  Aviation Capital and Sean Rainbird of National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic National Gallery/SMBC Aviation Capital photos

6am I listen to the radio in bed, BBC4 first and RTÉ 1 later on. Twice a week I go to the gym for 45 minutes and have breakfast after. A pot of tea wi(...)

The Panama Papers reporting grew out of a trove of files leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly a fifth of countries in which the Panama Papers investigation was reported saw at least one instance of concrete reform, researchers from the U(...)

Sean McVeigh.

A “committed dissident republican terrorist” has been jailed for 25 years after he was found guilty of planting a bomb under a police officer’s car. (...)

Two unnamed Saudi sisters, aged 18 and 20, stand in front of a view of the building which houses the local Saudi consulate in Hong Kong on February 22nd. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

Ahead of today’s celebrations of International Women’s Day, 36 countries, including all EU member states, signed a statement criticising Saudi Arabia’(...)

Daimee Ng (14) was just three years old when her mother  enrolled her in structured violin classes.  ‘I don’t feel I’ve made sacrifices as it has brought me so much pleasure,’ she says.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The row was expected, but the violence was not. “This parent had been on the sidelines for over a year, convinced his son was the next Ronaldo,” says (...)

At 10, 11, 12, he had five overdoses and was in a coma at one stage. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Standard Chartered (StanChart) has set aside $900 million (€792 million) to cover fines resulting from regulatory investigations in the United States (...)

Pedestrians stand outside an HSBC Holdings Plc bank branch in Hong Kong. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

HSBC sounded an upbeat note after its fourth-quarter earnings fell short of estimates, telling investors that it’s still aiming to meet its key financ(...)

Robert Armstrong, ‘Kiribat’

Robert Armstrong: Squeegee Paintings ★★★★☆ Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin  Soon, Robert Armstrong is off to Hong Kong for a spe(...)

Citi’s London office in Canary Wharf. Photograph: iStock

Citigroup is in talks to buy its London skyscraper office for about £1.2 billion (€1.37 billion), as the US bank commits its long-term future to the U(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning, and happy Valentine’s Day — the day the price of a bunch of roses rises by national children’s hospital proportions. Matters in Fianna (...)

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