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Central Bank in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Central Bank has secured planning permission for a new “monumental” €300,000 outdoor sculpture for a public space outside its €140 million Dublin (...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson with a bull during a visit to Darnford Farm near Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Andrew MilliganAFP/Getty

UK opposition parties have agreed to work together to thwart Boris Johnson’s plan for an October 15th general election, deepening the political paraly(...)

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the closing bell in New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European shares rose for a second straight day on Thursday, after China said it would hold trade talks with the United States, raising hopes that the (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson after losing a key Brexit vote on Tuesday. Photograph: UK parliament/Jessica Taylor

Sterling rebounded on Wednesday after British lawmakers seized control of the parliamentary timetable to try to block a no-deal Brexit. The gain, whi(...)

British media reported that Mr Johnson had called an emergency cabinet meeting for later on Monday

Sterling weakened on Monday as British media reported that Boris Johnson was preparing to call an election on the eve of a clash between the governmen(...)

Against the euro, the British currency weakened to 91.265 pence at one point, its lowest in nearly a week, trading last down by 0.5 per cent at 90.7 pence. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Sterling fell on Wednesday as concerns rose that the United Kingdom may be headed for a disruptive no-deal Brexit after prime minister Boris Johnson m(...)

Kayden (11) waves an EU flag and a Union Jack in front of a line of police officers outside Downing Street, London, in protest on Wednesday. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday proposed suspending the UK parliament for at least a month to curtail efforts by MPs to prevent a no(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel met UK prime minister Boris Johnson in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Sterling shot higher on Thursday on hopes that a Brexit deal could still be within reach following UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s meetings in Paris(...)

Sterling doesn’t have the comfort of the dollar’s reserve status. Nor the resilience of the US economy. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sterling staged a minor rally this week, driven by speculation about a Corbyn-led government of national unity (GNU). That’s one sentence I never thou(...)

Gavin Hydes, chief executive of Joe Duffy Motors Group:  “Every time we sell a car, I’m collecting between €10,500 and €11,000 worth of tax.”  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Finglas now proudly boasts a €10 million motoring temple to Porsche, nestled in the shadow of the M50’s Junction 5. It’s an improbable location for a(...)

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