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Taoglas, an Irish company which designs and makes high-tech antennae, has acquired US rival ThinkWireless for an undisclosed sum

Taoglas, an Irish company which designs and makes high-tech antennae, has acquired US rival ThinkWireless for an undisclosed sum. The announcement wa(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping speaks during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Message to Compatriots in Taiwan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, January 2nd 2019.  Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/EPA

President Xi Jinping ratcheted up the pressure on Taiwan’s pro-self-rule government on Wednesday, asserting China’s right to use military force agains(...)

  Agape Deng with her husband Tim Wang in Newmarket, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

When people ask Agape Deng where she comes from the answer is complicated. Born in Taiwan, she spent most of her childhood in Russia before moving to (...)

Asian stocks plunged on Tuesday following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the US central bank. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Asian stocks plunged on Tuesday following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the US central bank. Japan’s(...)

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Naively, I thought all tips, card or cash, went to the staff. Photograph: Getty Images

A friend told me recently about an experience she’d had eating out in the US. Running low on change, she had left a relatively modest tip, and found h(...)

Taoglas’s tax charge roughly quadrupled last year  to €1.4 million, which had the effect of reducing its after-tax profit by 20 per cent to just under €3 million.

Enniscorthy-based Taoglas, which designs and makes high-tech antennae, posted strong rises in both turnover and operating profit last year, a period w(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

The USS Decatur:  In September, a Chinese destroyer came within a few hundred metres of colliding with the destroyer in the South China Sea. Photograph: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

China has warned the United States against ratcheting up military tensions in Asia after two American naval vessels sailed through the Taiwan Strait, (...)

The price of an iPhone ranges from $449 to $1,449 in the US, including older models such as the iPhone 7 that Apple still sells. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Apple, which has lost a fifth of its value in a tech market rout since October, is poised for another setback after US President Donald Trump suggeste(...)

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