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Man of leisure: Patrick Campbell in 1939, a former Irishman’s Diarist. Photograph: The Irish Times

Among the audience at a play in Dublin Port recently, or so I imagined, was the ghost of a former Irishman’s Diarist, Patrick Campbell.  Betwee(...)

Ryanair made a strong comeback on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

European markets gained ground on Thursday despite fears over rising Covid levels and Wall Street’s Thanksgiving holiday break. DUBLIN Ryanair gaine(...)

Patrick Coveney has led Greencore for 14 years. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Patrick Coveney is departing as chief executive of sandwich and convenience food maker Greencore to take up the same role at airport caterer SSP. Ir(...)

Remains of the migrants’ inflatable boat and personal belongings left on the beach near Wimereux, France, on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

After expressions of horror and condemnations of traffickers on Wednesday night following the deaths of 27 migrants in the English Channel, it didn’t (...)

Migrants sit by a fire in a makeshift camp in Dunkirk, northern France, on Thursday. Photograph: Kiran Ridley/Getty Images

For the past month, Mahdi (31), has been holed up in a makeshift camp in northern France, waiting for his place in a dinghy run by people smugglers t(...)

Elgin is building solar-powered electricity generators and batteries in Ireland, Britain and Australia. Photograph: iStock

Solar power developer Elgin Energy has raised almost €30 million to fund projects in its main markets, the company said on Thursday. Elgin is buildin(...)

The Department of Tourism and Sport has said that nothing has been spent on the World Cup proposal so far but there is a financial commitment to scoping out the possibility of a bid. Photograph: iStock

The Government expects to spend “a few hundred thousand” on scoping out a bid to host the 2030 football World Cup before deciding whether or not to p(...)

Migrants who were found soaked after a failed attempt to cross the Channel take a bus in Calais on Thursday. Photograph:  Francois Lo Presti/AFP via Getty Images

At least 27 people drowned in the Channel while trying to cross from France to the UK on Wednesday. What happened? An emergency search was sparked a(...)

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Opec expects an oil release from major consumer nations’ reserves led by the United States to swell a surplus in oil markets by 1.1 million barrels pe(...)

French police officers examine a deflated dinghy on the beach in Wimereux near Calais on Thursday. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

At least one pregnant woman and three children were among the 27 people, mostly Kurds from Iraq or Iran, who drowned trying to cross the Channel in an(...)

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