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Northern Irish chef Clare Smyth in San Sebastian, Spain, before the announcement of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018. Photograph: EPA/Gorka Estrada

Northern Irish chef Clare Smyth has been named “best female chef" in the world at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. At a ceremony in Bilbao(...)

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A sell-off in Chinese stocks drove Asian equities to a four-month low on Tuesday, as US president Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods(...)

Diarrhoea is usually accompanied by abdominal pain, nausea and cramps and, sometimes, by fever

Few diseases have attracted such a wide range of euphemisms as traveller’s diarrhoea. The “runs” and gippy tummy are some of the milder monikers. Some(...)

Tokyo, Japan: the country is Ireland’s biggest trading partner in Asia  but it is one of the most expensive locations in the Irish network of 80 overseas diplomatic missions

The Government is spending almost €23 million on land and a building to house a new Irish embassy in Japan and other State agencies including Enterpri(...)

The single currency slumped nearly 1.9 per cent on Thursday, its largest one-day fall since Britain’s June 2016 Brexit vote shock. Photograph: iStock

The euro on Friday was headed for its worst weekly loss in 19 months after a cautious European Central Bank signalled it will keep interest rates at r(...)

There are few sequels that are better than the original – The Empire Strikes Back, Godfather II, Manon des Sources, Toy Story 2. Noma’s original stor(...)

The cost of driving 20,000km in an EV is somewhere between €250 and €500 a year depending on the home electricity package used, while running a petrol car for the same distance will cost at least €2,000. Photograph: Getty Images

It is safe to say the Irish motorist has not exactly been electrified by the electric car. At least not yet. But the times they are a-changing and, w(...)

Ireland head coach Craig Fulton “is going to be a hard act to follow”. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The Irish men’s hockey team lost Craig Fulton, voted the best hockey coach in the world last year, because Ireland could not provide a full-time progr(...)

Some argue there is an art to trading bitcoin but others are unconvinced bitcoin millionaires show investment nous, drawing parallels with gambling

On the final day in his insurance job last week after 14 years in the sector, Donnie wore a T-shirt emblazoned with a rocket logo, the symbol for bitc(...)

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A global stocks rally extended its run in Asia Thursday on confidence the global economic expansion remains intact and continuing momentum in US techn(...)

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