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Galway businessman Declan Ganley’s Rivada Networks is behind a plan for the US telecoms sector that is being promoted by former White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove

AIB is ramping up preparations for its latest sale of toxic debt, code-naming the process Project Alder, with sources suggesting the value of the loan(...)

Chief executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam: ‘Suddenly in the middle of last year we had this trade war and all the figures came down’. Photograph: Richie Stokes

Hong Kong’s political leader Carrie Lam told Irish business leaders on Monday she is “worried” about the short-term impact of the US-China trade war o(...)

Former Theranos employees Erika Cheung and Tyler Shultz, went public about Elizabeth Holmes’s deception at considerable personal risk. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The saga of white-collar crime at blood-testing start-up, Theranos, only came to light when whistleblowers called time on the company’s dubious practi(...)

Jill Meagher. Ms Meagher was raped and murdered as she walked home after a night out in Australia in September 2012.

The man who raped and murdered Jill Meagher in 2012, Adrian Ernest Bayley, was injured after an attack in prison in Australia. Ms Meagher who was ori(...)

Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate after Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, in Taipei on Friday. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rain(...)

Maryam Mirzakhani was awarded a Fields Medal for her mathematical research. She died from breast cancer at the age of 40 in 2017.

The influential collection of biographical essays by Eric Temple Bell, Men of Mathematics, was published in 1937. It covered the lives of about 40 mat(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/File Photo/Reuters

Stocks in Asia fell along with US and European equity futures, the yuan and Treasury yields as investors awaited details on the counter-measures Chin(...)

Hols Pricewatch

Not long ago a woman got in touch with this page looking for help. She was planning to spend a portion of an inheritance on a once-in-a-lifetime holid(...)

Pro-democracy lawmaker Gary Fan is carried on a stretcher carry  after clashes with pro-Beijing lawmakers in Hong Kong on Saturday.  Photograph: James Pomfret/Reuters

Hong Kong’s legislative assembly descended into chaos as legislators for and against controversial amendments to the territory’s extradition law clash(...)

Pawel Strzelecki: At the scheme’s height, 200,000 children benefitted. They were fed an eastern European staple, rye bread

By an extraordinary coincidence on Wednesday night, I found myself invited to two separate events, both involving exhibitions, both about the Great Fa(...)

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