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Belfast research contract group Fusion Antibodies reported record second-half revenues as it moves past AIM-listing pressures.

Northern Ireland contract research company Fusion Antibodies recorded a 19 per cent fall in full year revenues to £2.2 million on the back of a weak f(...)

Timothy Eaton with his son and eventual successor John Craig Eaton in his office at Eaton’s department store, Toronto in  1899. Photograph:  Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Ballymena and its environs has been the birth place of some of our most notable emigrants; from George and Will Millar of the Irish Rovers to movie st(...)

An Aer Lingus plane lands at Dublin Airport. Minister for Transport Shane Ross has published draft laws to change how the State regulates air travel. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has published draft laws to change how the State regulates air travel. Mr Ross wants to move responsibility for reg(...)

Bitcoin mining quadrupled in 2018 alone

It is not surprising that Las Vegas, the shiny, electric gambling capital of the world, consumes a lot of power, thereby spewing about 22 megatons of (...)

More than 8.6 million outbound trips were undertaken by Irish residents lin 2018, up 5.8 per cent on 2017.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

People living in Ireland spent almost €5 billion on foreign holidays last year, according to official data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). (...)

Imam Abdullah Patel from Bristol appearing during the BBC TV debate for the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday evening. Photograph: BBC/PA Wire

An imam who asked a question on the BBC’s Tory leadership debate has been suspended by the school he works for after it emerged he had previously made(...)

Cobh: Condé Nast Traveler says it’s one of Europe’s most beautiful small towns. Photograph: Gallo/Getty

Cork’s harbour town of Cobh has been named one of the 25 most beautiful small towns in Europe by the international travel bible Condé Nast Traveler. (...)

An estimated 188 million parents worldwide say their children are unvaccinated. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Trust in vaccines – one of the world’s most effective and widely-used medical products – is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones w(...)

Facebook is  launching a digital currency next week. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook’s shares climbed on Friday following reports detailing the company’s plans to launch a digital currency, due to be unveiled next week. Detai(...)

Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons said the North America market continues to perform very strongly with visitor and revenue numbers up by over 10 per cent, but it is offset by falls in revenue elsewhere.

A fall-off in tourism revenues for the first time in years has been blamed on global economic uncertainty. The number of overseas visitors to Irelan(...)

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