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The purity of cocaine at street level is also increasing as users become more discerning, the leader of the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre said. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

The Irish-led agency responsible for tackling the importation of drugs into Europe seized more than €2 billion worth of cocaine last year, its largest(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive and co-founder of Web Summit (centre right) at the official opening ceremony of the 2019 Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/MIguel A Lopes

Pretax profits at the group that operates the Web Summit declined sharply last year as the company agreed a deal to invest $2 million into Amaranthine(...)

Fionnuala McCormack: national women’s champions will be part of a strong Ireland team in Lisbon on Sunday in the European Cross-Country Championships. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I was back in the old familiar grounds of St Mary’s National School in Cobh on Monday, invited to deliver and partake in The Daily Mile which is fast (...)

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrives aboard the yacht La Vagabonde at Santo Amaro port in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has arrived by yacht in the port of Lisbon after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from the US. The Swedi(...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

 Daryl Byrne, chief executive of Euronext Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Euronext wrote off the value of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) brand last year, taking a charge of €1.6 million, after it acquired of the 226-year-old(...)

Rory Montgomery has been hired by Vulcan as a special adviser.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Lucinda Creighton’s Vulcan Consulting has hired former diplomat Rory Montgomery as a special adviser. Vulcan is the Government and EU consultancy, wh(...)

A line of taxis wait for customers near Grafton Street, Dublin. “Passengers are urged to establish the likely cost before taking a taxi and to get receipts to ensure dates and times are accurately recorded and all additions applied are valid.” Photograph:  Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A case in the Dublin District Court earlier this week stoked the perhaps low-level fears many Irish people have that they are being ripped off in a di(...)

US-based David Chaum said the growing realisation among ordinary people that their private messages online could easily be spied upon by governments is causing “an erosion of confidence in democracy itself”.

Privacy and the protection of online communications have emerged among the main themes at this year’s Web Summit in Portugal, with a swathe of confere(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive of Web Summit. Photograph: Miguel Lopes/EPA

Paddy Cosgrave, the co-founder and chief executive of Web Summit, has signalled that the annual technology jamboree in Lisbon, which has more than dou(...)

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