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Father Patrick Peyton with Bing Crosby. According to the Guns & Rosaries documentary, the Co Mayo-born priest received CIA funding to help fight communism in Latin America

The prominent Irish “Rosary priest”, Fr Patrick Peyton, accepted funding from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to help bring about a 1964 mili(...)

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and her husband George Conway: Mr Trump called Mr Conway a “whack job”  after he questioned the US president’s mental health in a tweet.  Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US president Donald Trump doubled down on his criticism of the late senator John McCain on Tuesday in a speech in Ohio, saying he “wasn’t a fan”. Spea(...)

Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Lyft’s initial public offering (IPO) is oversubscribed based on commitments made so far by investors, making it more likely that the ride-hailing star(...)

Michael Cohen,  former personal attorney of US president Donald Trump. File photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Robert Mueller persuaded a judge within weeks of being made special counsel in 2017 that Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s legal “fixer”, may have been se(...)

The auto index was boosted by a 5 per cent jump in Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/ Reuters

European indices performed well on Tuesday with the exception of the Iseq with investors hoping for a more accommodative US policy stance at the end o(...)

 Tim Cook’s latest bet is that an acceleration in cord-cutting and the proliferation of streaming services has created a new role for Apple as aggregator

Steve Jobs told his biographer in 2011 that Apple had “finally cracked” a winning formula for television. But eight years later, his successor Tim Coo(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg indicated the company would, over time, offer a more secure and private offering, where people could communicate using privacy-protecting encryption, and decide how long some messages or photos remain visible. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that the company would build a more “privacy-focused platform”. But his overstated and und(...)

Paul Giamatti and Maggie Siff in Billions. Photograph: Jeff Neumann/Showtime

Billions, the labyrinthine drama about a shady hedge-fund investor and the shady district attorney on his tail, is by far and away the smartest dumb s(...)

David Walsh, founder and chief executive of Netwatch: merged the group he founded with two US businesses and one UK firm.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

From significant mergers to multimillion-euro asset sales and important deals, the first three winners of this year’s Irish Times Business Person of t(...)

Former Texas Congressman and Democratic party presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke: The 46 year old offers the politics of feelings. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/AFP

The heavens part. The light shines down. The rise in the oceans begins to slow. The world is once more bathed in the mystical glow of a messiah. Our r(...)

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