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Dermot Desmond, who owns a 33 per cent stake in Rietumu Banka in Latvia. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dermot Desmond-backed Rietumu Banka in Latvia delivered an increase in profit in the first quarter as it kept a tight rein on expenses and the lender’(...)

Mohammed ‘Romi’ Ramzan (40) booked tickets for more than 100 brides to fly from Latvia and take part in sham marriages.

It seems like a case DCI John Barnaby would beaver away at on ITV’s Midsomer Murders. But the arrest of a middle-aged cricketer in his whites in north(...)

Mohammed ‘Romi’ Ramzan (40) booked tickets for more than 100 brides to fly from Latvia and take part in sham marriages.

A cricketer playing a game in north Co Dublin got a nasty surprise as he strolled off the pitch last week when undercover gardaí moved in and arrested(...)

Minister for Business  Heather Humphreys announced a scheme to address labour shortages in horticulture, meat processing and dairying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An expanded worker permit system offers hope that acute labour shortages in Irish agri-food businesses will ease, according to employers in the sector(...)

 Baltic Day celebrations in Temple Bar: Ireland has one of the highest percentages of foreign-born nationals in the EU, at 810,000 people or some 17.3 per cent of all residents. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ireland should have a national day to celebrate the State’s immigrant communities, Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond has said. The 2016 census found (...)

Kendija Azgina (8)  and Arya Conway (5) enjoy Baltic Day celebrations  in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Officially, there are nearly 60,000 people from the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia living in Ireland. Unofficially, that figure is c(...)

Dermot Desmond owns a 33% stake in Rietumu Banka. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

External auditors of the Dermot Desmond-backed Rietumu Banka in Latvia have highlighted that “material uncertainty” following a regulatory clampdown o(...)

The Shine a Light on Summer Festival takes place over the weekend at five lighthouses – Fanad Head in Donegal; Hook, the world’s oldest working lighthouse in Wexford (above); Loop Head; and on the islands of Rathlin in Co Antrim and Valentia in Co Kerry.

Ireland is set for a warm and sunny bank holiday weekend with temperatures reaching 21 degrees on Monday. The welcome good weather is set to last un(...)

Liga Skromane, who was living in Swords, Co Dublin, with her partner Andrew Jordan, went missing in India last month. Photographs: Andrew Jordan

Two men have been arrested in India in connection with the murder and rape of Liga Skromane, a Latvian woman who had been resident in Ireland. The bo(...)

Retail sales growth in the 19 countries sharing the euro currency slowed sharply in March, European statistics agency Eurostat said on Friday, as cons(...)

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