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Mary Mallon (1870-1938), known as “Typhoid Mary”, was the first person identified as a carrier of typhoid bacilli in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, typhoid never really went away.

The more things change, the more things stay the same. It’s hard to believe, but typhoid fever is on the rise. It seems it’s the latest bug to develop(...)

Alan Walsh, chief executive of IPL Plastics. ‘Our focus throughout 2019 has been to improve free-cash-flow generation while rebuilding margins and enhancing operational performance.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

Plastics manufacturer IPL said earnings rose almost 33 per cent to $27.2 million (€31.8 million) in the third quarter as costs fell and its acquisitio(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: ‘You have partners together in the same part of the world, and you have no co-ordination whatsoever of strategic decision-making between the United States and its Nato allies – none.’  Photograph:   Ludovic Marin/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron has opened a rift with Germany and other Nato allies weeks ahead of a vital summit after he warned that the transatla(...)

What used to be frozen is now thawing and is doing so remarkably quickly

Anyone considering a trip to Lapland and a chance to visit Santa’s headquarters this autumn? The elves and reindeer await you, but there is one ingred(...)

Carved Halloween turnip from about 1850 in the National Museum of Ireland. Photograph: Country Life/ Wikimedia Commons

Stories rarely stay the same over time. They change, evolve, become symbol and metaphor - especially when people move to new places and different myth(...)

Heitman has not named the sellers but it is understood that they are private individuals rather than one of the investment funds. Photograph: iStock

US property player Heitman paid €52 million to private individuals for the 214 apartments that the firm bought in Dublin this week. Heitman, a $44 bi(...)

Prof Jane Stout: “Humans, since the second World War, embarked on an extermination programme for insects. We tried everything we could to kill them off, and it’s working.”

There are some 1.5 million insect species globally, many of whom perform tasks vital to sustain humans. Despite this, we treat insects as pests; enemi(...)

The passenger traffic  increase of 4 per cent on last year makes it the busiest September in the airport’s 79-year history.

Dublin Airport saw a record three million passengers pass through its gates in September despite fears that Brexit would lead to a falloff in numbers.(...)

A property in Dublin acquired by US-based investor Heitman

US property investor Heitman has bought more than 200 apartments in Dublin as it bids to cash in on the city’s housing squeeze. Heitman, which handle(...)

JetBlue and Aer Lingus have been partners for almost 12 years. Photograph: iStock

Aer Lingus US partner JetBlue is poised to strike a deal with the Irish carrier’s rival Norwegian Air. JetBlue and Aer Lingus have been partners for(...)

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