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A handout photo made available by Iran’s official state TV (IRIB) allegedly shows the crude oil tanker Front Altair on fire in the Gulf of Oman, June 13th 2019. Photograph: IRIB/EPA

Two oil tankers were severely damaged by attacks in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that sparked a 4 per cent surge in crude prices and put the energy in(...)

Spain and Italy were the two European countries with the highest unemployment rate in April, at 13.8 per cent and 10.2 per cent respectively.

Unemployment in 36 of the world’s economies fell to 5.2 per cent in April, a lower rate than at the height of the previous economic boom. The unempl(...)

The Republic’s debt management agency sold the bonds at a price that will yield investors an annual interest rate of 0.297 per cent.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) sold €1 billion of 10-year bonds on Thursday – for less than a third of the market interest rate set fo(...)

Ohio businessman Ed Crawford.

Ohio businessman Edward Crawford is to become the next US ambassador to Ireland, after the US senate endorsed his nomination in a vote on Thursday. (...)

“The #FridaysForFuture movement may force parents to fork out a lot more money on sitters or skip work themselves on Fridays.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Could the latest mobilisation of the green movement, uniquely characterised by its autonomy, actually force the hand of policymakers with their heads (...)

Microsoft’s Ann Johnson

“Cyber security, in my opinion, needs to grow up a bit.” Ann Johnson, senior vice-president with Microsoft and lead for the company’s enterprise cyber(...)

US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/File Photo/Reuters

The US president and those around him are set on a showdown with China for mastery of the century. There is assent – even enthusiasm – from other quar(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally is to be commended on his investigations into CervicalCheck, which were prompted by widespread public concern in the aftermath of Vicky Phelan’s court case last year and subsequent revelations of undisclosed audits.  Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Dr Gabriel Scally is to be commended on his investigations into CervicalCheck, which were prompted by widespread public concern in the aftermath of Vi(...)

Poland’s president Andrzej Duda visited the  US president Donald Trump  at the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters/Leah Millis

The United States is to send 1,000 additional troops to Poland, US president Donald Trump announced on Wednesday as he met with Polish president Andrz(...)

Boris Johnson during the launch of his campaign to become  Conservative leader  and  prime minister at the Royal Academy of Engineering in central London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Conservative MPs vote on Thursday in the first round of a leadership contest, with former foreign secretary and London mayor Boris Johnson the clear f(...)

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