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The primary benefit of alternative dispute resolution is that it is cheaper than going to court. Photograph: iStock
Keeping out of court

Alternative dispute resolution is having a moment. Recent years have seen a marked rise in initiatives designed to keep conflicts out of court. In Oc(...)

It never rains but it pours: Ireland is facing the double whammy of Brexit and the impending overhaul of US tax policy. Photograph: iStock

With the biggest overhaul of US taxation in three decades and the small matter of Brexit waiting for us in 2018, it would be remiss to think it’ll be (...)

The Irish Government’s latest brief to  not support  either party in a  landmark case involving emails on a Microsoft server in Dublin is a departure from its previous position

The Government has submitted a brief to the US supreme court in a landmark case involving attempts by US law enforcement to gain access to emails stor(...)

Olympic silver medalists Gary and Paul O’Donovan with coach Dominic Casey at Skibbereen Rowing Club. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Relentless, crewed by three Corkmen and a Dubliner, slotted into third in the rankings in the Atlantic Challenge rowing race on Thursday evening. A (...)

House Speaker Paul Ryan: House is willing to accommodate health concerns of some Senate members for vote’s timing. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The timeline of the Republican tax reform plan remains uncertain amid signs that a much-anticipated vote in the Senate next week may be postponed due (...)

The government suffers its first defeat over the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill after MPs support a Tory rebel amendment for a “meaningful vote” on any Brexit deal. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May maintains she is still on course to deliver Brexit after Wednesday’s humiliating defeat in the House of Commons on the EU (Withdrawal) Bi(...)

Traders working  the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

European shares lagged their US peers and closed in negative territory on Thursday, as a busy day of central bank meetings failed to provide momentum (...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in meeting Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph:  Nicolas Asfouri/EPA

South Korean president Moon Jae-in has called for a “true partnership” between his country and China at the start of a visit to rebuild relations bet(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin during his annual press conference in Moscow on Thursday. He announced that he will be running as an independent candidate in next year’s presidential election. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/EPA

Vladimir Putin has dismissed allegations of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s election campaign team as “invented” during his annual press (...)

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