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When times are tough there is a tendency to whinge about the cost of ministerial travel. So, before the media becomes a conduit for complaints (...)

Brian Cowen ’s tenure as minister for finance is remembered mostly for the profligacy of the dying years of the Celtic Tiger but, in at least o(...)

A  Free Syrian Army mortar attached to a car for pulling to the front line, to be used against forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad. Photograph:
Mohamed Kaddoor/Shaam News Network/Reuters

France and Britain will push for an urgent EU meeting to re-consider the embargo on arming the Syria n opposition. If unanimity cannot be reach, th(...)

The Sunday Mirror today became the latest newspaper title to be dragged into the ongoing phone-hacking scandal.  Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

The Sunday Mirror was dragged into the UK phone-hacking scandal today as London police arrested four journalists connected to the newspaper. (...)

COLM KEENA, Public Affairs Correspondent An Irish meat processing company found horse protein in beef consignments from Poland last June (...)

Britain's fourth biggest grocer Wm Morrison today said it would launch an online food offer by January 2014 to better compete with rivals as it(...)

Grace O’Rourke Veitch: “Even though I work in the tech world, I wouldn’t neccessarily be a techie.”

Mobile working and cloud computing are approaching a tipping point in Ireland. That’s the view of Grace O’Rourke Veitch, the country sales mana(...)

‘Apart from the novelty factor, the new Lumper’s marketers seem to be depending on its cross-community appeal.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

It felt all wrong, to be honest. But earlier this week, I paid a visit to the up-market food department of Marks & Spencer in Dublin’s Graf(...)

 Models wearing  Monsoon  Accessorize clothing: the examiner says that 10 Monsoon stores must close. Photograph: Eric Luke

The women’s clothing and accessories chain, Monsoon Accessorize, needs to close at least 10 of its 18 stores if it is to have a re(...)

Representatives of An Post and The National Women's Council of Ireland at a photocall in March 2011 to unveil the issuing of two stamps to mark International 
 Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

‘I love strong women,” was my friend’s final contribution to our chat about a woman we both admire. I agreed with her, and nearly added: “Proba(...)

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