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Eircom is expected to take a dual listing in Dublin and London, with the bulk of the proceeds of the flotation used to reduce its €2.3 billion debt pile. Photograph: Frank Miller

Eircom is finalising plans to raise €1 billion in a September stock market listing that will value the operator at more than €3 billion. The telco,(...)

In a word

Tonight is “Bonfire Night” in the west of Ireland. So forget your Wimbledon. The word itself, bonfire, is derived from a 16th-century Middle English w(...)

Queen Elizabeth is to meet Martin McGuinness for the third time, tomorrow. They first shook hands in Belfast in 2012.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Queen Elizabeth today begins a three-day visit to Northern Ireland when she will for the third time meet former IRA leader and Sinn Féin Deputy Fir(...)

Murphy Prototypes has agreed to provide Eurasia Motorsport with a car, engineer and mechanic team to allow it compete in the Le Mans in Asia. Photograph: Murphy Prototypes

Greg Murphy, a Dublin-based endurance motor racing entrepreneur, has struck a deal to supply a team in the Asian Le Mans series. Mr Murphy’s en(...)

Margaret Farrelly of O’Egg. The company’s operation involves around 160,000 hens. photograph: seán curtin
New innovator: O’Egg

Margaret and Leo Farrelly have been producing and packing free-range eggs under the Clonarn Clover brand since 1988. They started with 150 hens on the(...)

Fianna Fail’s Éamon Ó Cuív has defended his intervention on behalf of a drug dealer who killed an associate and stored his body in a freezer for five years. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fail’s Éamon Ó Cuív has defended his intervention on behalf of a drug dealer who killed an associate and stored his body in a freezer for five (...)

Rory McIlroy in action during the Irisn Open at Fota Island: “He is a modern Irishman in the hopeless situation of publicly taking sides in a divide that, in truth, never existed in his modern Irish world.” Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

So finally he has come down off the fence and declared his allegiance to the auld sod. What a relief for us golfing Taigs to know that one of the best(...)

Nama said the sale of its Project Eagle loan portfolio, which had a par value of €5.6 billion, represents the agency’s largest single transaction to date. Photograph: Eric Luke

Nama has completed the sale of its Project Eagle loans, mostly based in the North, to Cerberus Capital Management. It said yesterday: “The portfolio, (...)

 US President Barack Obama: Ireland and Northern Irish affairs remain a personal priority for him, according to his chief of staff Denis McDonough

Ireland and Northern Irish affairs remain a “fundamental national priority” for the US and “a personal priority” for President Barack Obama, despite (...)

Former assitant chief constable Duncan McCausland: was one of the North’s most high-ranking police officers

Former PSNI assistant chief constable Duncan McCausland has said he “strenuously denies” any wrongdoing in relation to a police investigation into a(...)

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