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Camille Donegan, operations manager with iNavtas

In business for a little over six months, the group behind financial app innovators iNavtas is secretive about its client base, but the collec(...)

A man uses an ATM machine at a Santander bank branch in Madrid. The bank’s overseas businesses have helped offset problems in Spain, earnings have come under pressure in Brazil, which contributes a quarter of profit. Photograph:  Susana Vera/Reuters

Santander, the euro zone’s largest bank, reported a 26 percent drop in first-quarter net profit as slowing growth in some South American market(...)

Venezuela’s president-elect Nicolas Maduro holds up a photograph of Jose Luis Ponce, a supporter killed on Monday's post-election street violence. Photograph: Marcelo Garcia/Reuters

With Venezuela’s opposition still refusing to recognise the results of Sunday’s presidential election,(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Naoise O Muiri. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Dublin and Guadalajara will become technology twins under plans revealed by Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí yesterday. He was in Guadalajara br(...)

  The IRFU   confirmed an investment of over ¤3 million in a long-term development programme aimed at achieving qualification of the Ireland's women's sevens team for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Pictured above  are Claire Molloy, Alison Miller and Lynne Cantwell. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

The Ireland Women Sevens squad have secured silverware on their first ever foray to the Hong Kong Sevens even, winning the Bowl final against a(...)

N ot since Fidel Castro was in his 1960s revolutionary pomp has a Latin America n leader captured the world’s a(...)

White smoke rises from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican last night, indicating a new pope has been elected. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

The tasks facing Pope Francis I are truly enormous and, while just about everyone wishes him well, you do have to wonder how a man of 76 will b(...)

Newly elected Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina at the Vatican last night. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The choice of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to take office as Pope Francis I is an extraordinary leap away from the conservative and cautious nature(...)

President Michael D. Higgins wished Pope Francis well in his pontificate. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins wished Pope Francis well in his pontificate, expressing his “sincere best wishes” on behalf of the(...)

Andrew Brown Lee, a Falklands islander at  the vote counting at the Town Hall in Stanley  REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Residents of the Falkland Islands voted almost unanimously to stay under British rule in a referendum aimed at winning global sympathy as Arge(...)

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