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The Convention Centre Dublin:  a Boston real estate firm is in talks with Dublin Port on possible sites to locate a conference centre with a main space comprising 250,000sq ft and a potential capacity for up to 20,000 delegates.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Two leading real estate developers based in Boston are pursuing separate plans to establish conferencing and trade centre faci(...)

Breaking point: after a financial crisis, a huge excess of desired private savings is likely to emerge, even when rates are very close to zero. In that situation, immediate fiscal austerity will be counterproductive. It will drive the economy into deep recession.

In 1816, the net public debt of the UK reached 240 per cent of gross domestic product. This was the fiscal legacy of 125 years of war against F(...)

Professor Suzanne Norris wants mass screening for hepatitis C

Irish scientists have identified a number of hepatitis C cases among “health tourists” who had dental work or cosmetic (...)

The bogus Tweet from Associated Press’s main account told its millions of followers President Barack Obama had been injured in an explosio.

US equity markets suffered a brief but violent sell-off after a news agency’s hacked Twitter account post(...)

Chief executive of Enterprise Ireland Frank Ryan said it “shows that the work we have been doing must continue.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Just one third of global business executives responding to a survey believe that Ireland’s economic framework is conducive to innovation. And, (...)

Praveen and Savita Halappanavar

“It’s not the role of the State to pass judgment on who a person falls in love with, or who they they want to spend their life with.” Tanaiste (...)

Students comfort each other after a memorial service for Lu Lingzi at Metcalf Hall in Boston University yesterday. Lingzi, a graduate student at the university, died in the Boston Marathon explosions. Photograph: Reuters

The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon appear to have been motivated by a radical brand of Islam but do not seem connec(...)

Growth in China's vast factory sector dipped in April as new export orders shrank, a preliminary survey of factory managers showed today, sugge(...)

RCMP Chief Superintendent Jennifer Strachan (R), Assistant Commissioner James Malizia (C) and Chief Superintendent Gaeten Courchesne (L) speak during a news conference in Toronto, Ontario, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Two men charged in Canada with plotting an attack on a passenger train appeared in separate courts today while Iran reacted angrily to police a(...)

Looking up: a trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US markets have regained losses from the financial crisis and reached record highs, while the Irish Stock Exchange is nowhere near its pre-crisis high. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Consider this. If you had invested in the US market pre-crash, held tight and decided against crystallising your losses when the market plummet(...)

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