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The ‘cloned’ economist Daniel Kalt

Daniel Kalt appears in a private client meeting room at a branch of UBS, overlooking Lake Zurich. The Swiss bank’s regional chief economist and chief (...)

The number of parents who have taken out loans to cover the cost of primary school education is 17% compared to 9% last year, according to a Zurich Life Assurance survey. Photograph: PA Wire

Parents sending children to non fee-paying secondary schools will spend more than €1,200 this year, while primary school-going children will cost thei(...)

Lake Constance: the staging of Carmen, Bregenz Festival’s opera on the lake, has to be seen to be believed

On my list of things I didn’t expect to see in the Lake Constance region is one of the largest Fabergé eggs in the world. Yet here I am, in the darken(...)

Stefan Bruderer explaining the art of the master chocolatier at Lindt in Kilchberg, near Zurich. Photograph: Ondrej Kolacek

“I like challenges, my nickname is Mission Impossible.” Master chocolatier Stefan Bruderer is talking about one of the biggest challenges facing his (...)

President Michael D Higgins at the James Joyce grave in Fluntern cemetery, Zurich. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Half a century ago, when Fritz Senn organised a James Joyce symposium in Ireland, not all locals were impressed. This newspaper’s Quidnunc column sum(...)

Trinity College Dublin has lost its status as Ireland’s only top-100 university. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish universities have tumbled down the latest set of influential world rankings, sparking alarm among senior academics over the funding “crisis” fac(...)

Zurich Insurance  conducted a search of his assets and had discovered that the Dublin Bus mechanic was attempting to sell  his luxury cruiser power boat. Photograph: File image: Adrian Moser/Bloomberg News

A 34-year-old DublinBus mechanic, who owes legal costs of almost €30,000 to the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland arising from a fraudulent personal i(...)

Mike Ruddock: “It’s going to come down to a massive effort again on Sunday against an excellent team who know how to win.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Lansdowne go into Sunday’s Ulster Bank League final at the Aviva Stadium as the warmest of favourites to win a third title in Mike Ruddock’s seven yea(...)

The new office can hold up to 300 people.

Technology firm New Relic has opened its new European headquarters in Dublin, providing it with space to increase its staff total to 300. The compan(...)

The Chinese Government is extending visa-free access to Hainan to make the destination more popular.

The annual list of the most expensive cities to do business in for 2018 was announced this week. New York, as ever, topped the list. However, three Sw(...)

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