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Cork-based WiseTek has signed a contract with computer security group McAfee to handle the entire group’s redundant hard ware. Wisetek specialises in (...)

“How big a factor is tax?” David Goulden ponders aloud. “It’s a factor but not the primary one.” The EMC president and chief operating officer is talk(...)

Joe Kennedy with his family when he was US ambassador in London.

In 1848, Patrick Kennedy surveyed the moonscape that was Dunganstown, County Wexford. He regarded both the dead potatoes and his dead neighbours and c(...)

Joe Kennedy III greets Taoiseach Enda Kenny

It was 53 years ago, but Cliff Scott remembers it like it was yesterday. He was just a boy, and the young, dashing US senator whom everybody called Ja(...)

Some professions are more than just a job, they are a vocation. Medicine is one such calling, according to Musa Sharkawi, one of the 226 future doctor(...)

 President Barack Obama at the White House yesterday with departing national security adviser Tom Donilon,  incoming national security adviser Susan Rice (centre) and  Samantha Power, the new US ambassador to the UN.  Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Obama administration has acknowledged that it is collecting a massive amount of telephone records from at least one carrier, reopening the debate (...)

Nama and Ulster Bank are Mr Seán Dunne’s largest creditors and are each owed more than €250 million.

The US court official managing the bankruptcy of Seán Dunne has sought to compel the property developer to face his creditors at a meeting in Connecti(...)

When Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin first mooted the idea of selling off the lottery for an upfront payment, An Post’s bid to retain the lucrative franchise looked forlorn.

When Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin first mooted the idea of selling off the lottery for an upfront payment, An Post’s bid to retain t(...)

A drummer leads a procession for the memorial service for Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X, at the First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York last night. Mr Shabazz died on May 9th in a popular tourist area of Mexico City after being assaulted outside a bar, the authorities said. Photograph: Michael Appleton/The New York Times

Eleven young people were brazenly kidnapped in broad daylight from an after-hours bar in Mexico City’s Zona Rosa, a normally calm district of offices,(...)

People queue to buy toilet paper in a supermarket in Caracas. Supplies of food and other basic products have been patchy in recent months, with long queues forming at supermarkets and rushes occurring when there is news of a new stock arrival. The situation has spawned jokes among Venezuelans, particularly over the lack of toilet paper. The government announced this week it was importing 50 million rolls to compensate for ’over-demand due to nervous buying’. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

With no miracle in sight, Roman Catholic churches are being asked to ration wine in the latest shortage to illustrate Venezuela’s economic troubles.A (...)

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