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Muswell Hill, north London. If there is a new London property bubble, it is one that will inevitably burst – with all of the usual consequences. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Chris JohnsI cannot remember a time when London house prices were not headline news. Not that different, I suppose, from our own national obsession wi(...)

A cyclist passing the Queen Elizabeth Cruise Liner on a one-day visit to Dún Laoghaire today. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

The Queen Elizabeth cruise liner has moored just outside Dún Laoghaire harbour and will remain until 6pm today. The ship belongs to the Cunard Line a(...)

The Lotus Exige S, which, along with the Elise and the Evora, is central to the carmaker's marketing

From a defunct RAF runway in England’s agricultural heartland, surrounded by fields and sleepy country lanes, there is the improbable sound of super-c(...)

Commission says the 28 national telecoms markets in Europe are not benefitting consumers like a single market should. Photograph: Getty

Irish mobile phone users are being asked to pay five times more to make domestic phone calls than people living in the Baltic region with the Europ(...)

Lords and cronies
  • UK
  • August 6, 2013, 05:00

Britain’s non-elected second chamber, the House of Lords - the world’s second largest after China’s National People’s Congress - has got even bigger. (...)

A member of the Northern Regional Response Unit stands guard at the site of a diesel laundry plant in Drumacon, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Illegal fuel laundering is a “war that is not being fought” by State agencies, leaving Border communities vulnerable to the crime gangs which feed off(...)

If you’re fed up with earning returns of not much more than 2 per cent in a savings account and are ready to take a chance and plunge back into riskie(...)

An aerial view of Gibraltar. Photograph: Matt Morton/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron is “seriously concerned” by reports that Spain may introduce fees at the border with Gibraltar and close its airs(...)

Justice deferred

Last week, JPMorgan Chase, an American bank, agreed to pay $410 million (€309million) to the US energy regulator to settle allegations that it had man(...)

Vodafone Group said the civil action claims that Telecom Italia committed a series of abuses between 2008 and 2013 with the intention and effect of impeding growth in competition in the Italian fixed-line market. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Vodafone Italy is seeking damages of more than €1 billion from Telecom Italia in a Milan court claiming the country’s dominant telecoms provider abus(...)

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