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Launched some 10 years ago, absolute return funds were supposed to revolutionise investing. Touted as the panacea to risky equity funds or expensive c(...)

Mater Private owns hospitals in Dublin and Cork, two cancer treatment centres in Limerick and Liverpool, and a number of out-patient clinics.

French company Infravia is buying hospital group Mater Private from US fund Harbourvest in a deal thought to value the business at about €500 million(...)

Eliza O’Reilly and Gill McGirr, who won gold in the Championship Pair

Irish crews took gold, silver and bronze medals on the final day of the National Schools’ Regatta on Dorney Lake. The total haul was six medals at the(...)

Hong Kong at night.

My friend Noreen Rice was not only one of Ireland’s best artists but also the most cosmopolitan person I have ever met. She used to tell me stories of(...)

The nascent Italian coalition parties proposed Giuseppe Conte (above), a little-known 53-year-old professor who  hardly any political experience, as prime minister for the alliance.

Italian bond markets were hit hard in heavy trading volumes on Monday as investors prepared for heightened political uncertainty while the nascent coa(...)

Eiméar Cooney from Co Meath works  in Aberdeen, Scotland as an Occupational Therapist. Her dog is called Angus

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Eiméar Cooney from Co M(...)

Motherwell’s Curtis Main celebrates after the match in which his brace saw off Aberdeen to seal a Scottish Cup final place. Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters

Motherwell 3 Aberdeen 0 Curtis Main struck twice as Motherwell swept Aberdeen aside 3-0 at Hampden Park to reach their second cup final of the season(...)

Dollar-denominated notes in Asia ex-Japan lost 1.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, according to an ICE BofAML index. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

Asian dollar bonds handed investors the worst first-quarter returns in two decades in 2018, as rising short-term interest rates cause some investors t(...)

Many young Irish teachers have emigrated to secure experience, permanent posts and better pay packages. Photo: iStock

The shortage of teachers has been making headlines recently with claims that many schools cannot find qualified teachers for their pupils. Teachers’ (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks to the media outside St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Opposition politicians have criticised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for showing poor judgment in passing on Donald Trump’s concerns about a proposed wind fa(...)

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