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Increasing trade war rhetoric shook global markets on Monday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Global markets reversed many of last week’s gains as concerns surrounding a trade war between the US and China resurfaced. Ireland’s benchmark Iseq (...)

Homeward bound: Michael Russell and Sinead Murphy

I’m sitting in Newark Airport, watching the sun setting on the New York skyline, and on my time here in the US. The tall silhouettes are starting to (...)

“Those of Irish descent have a distinctively homogenous make-up, which makes it comparatively easy to map our susceptibility to disease, as well as our reaction to medication.”

Sixteen European Union countries have signed up to a European genome project to collaborate on DNA research and, regrettably, Ireland is not yet one o(...)

Brendan Fay: ‘I feel a depth of gratitude for the determined LGBT activists here and in Ireland who rose up in dark times and struggled for civil rights.’ Photograph: Ray Hegarty

“Happy Pride!” I’ll be hearing the odd greeting a thousand times. People often ask, why do you go? I tell them I march because I can. I am alive for a(...)

’Moonlight’ by Rockwell Kent. Courtesy of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum

When Kevin Magee walked into Roarty’s pub in Glencolmcille, in search of refreshment after a long day’s cycling, the first thing he noticed was a fram(...)

Russians, celebrating here after their win over Egypt, have been swept up in the carnival atmosphere of this World Cup. 
 Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

It’s Friday lunchtime and there’s a problem with my railway ticket. The passport number on the ticket doesn’t correspond with the actual passport numb(...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

For once it might have paid off for an Irish finance minister to listen to a banker. Last December, AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne told the Oirea(...)

The Greenway by Iconic Offices. David Lawlor and Amos Unkovich of Brand New Creative use the break-out booths. Photograph: Dave Meehan

“This is Narnia,” says Hazel Shaw as she opens a big blue wardrobe on the first floor of the multicoloured co-working space Tara Buildings, painted by(...)

Migrant families from Mexico listen to US border-protection officers before entering the US to apply for asylum at the Paso del Norte border crossing in Ciudad Juarez. José Luis Gonzalez/Reuters

Micaela Samol Gonzalez, dressed in blue detention scrubs, made her way to the front of a windowless courtroom in the US state of Colorado on Thursday (...)

 Charles Krauthammer: Named in 2006 by the “Financial Times” as the most influential commentator in the US, he has died at 68. Photograph: Michael Temchine/New York Times

Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the US(...)

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