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More than 40 per cent of global hedge fund assets are now serviced in Ireland, making it the largest fund administration centre in the world. Photograph: Getty Images
Time for Ireland to evolve

Relative to its flyweight size, Ireland punches well above its weight in the global funds industry. “Ireland has ranked consistently as the strongest (...)

‘Despite the very strong growth in the market, there is more consolidation to come,’ says KPMG asset management practice leader Brian Clavin. Photograph: Getty Images
A very healthy outlook

With the equity markets continuing their bull run, the Eurozone in strong recovery, and the world seemingly shrugging off the uncertainties created by(...)

Kevin Murphy: “The concern that UK asset managers have is that they will not be able to continue to service their EU clients post Brexit.” Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography
The Brexit solution

While there is little prospect of the City of London entering into terminal decline as a global finance hub following Brexit, there will certainly be (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s wide-ranging speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg took in issues such a Brexit, climate change, European unity, tax issues and migration. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

It’s Leo Varadkar’s birthday on Thursday. This time last year, he was an ambitious young Cabinet minister with his eye on the top job. On Thursday he(...)

Rajan Basra,  a researcher in terror financing

Smuggling between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will again become a serious problem if Border controls are imposed after the United Kin(...)

Mário Centeno: encouraged by German signals. Photograph: Bloomberg

New Eurogroup chief Mário Centeno has called for concrete progress on euro zone reform by June, welcoming “encouraging” signals from Berlin on this fr(...)

 EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier  and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar before a debate on the future of Europe at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

All roads, they say, lead to Rome. But in Brussels these days, they lead unerringly to Brexit. Its consequences feed into and colour every debate, no(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters  outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The British government does not expect to ratify an agreement to withdraw from the European Union until after parliament has voted on it, a Brexit min(...)

The contribution of Irish citizens to the EU budget on a daily basis is less than half the price of a cost of a cappucino, Politico has found. Photograph: iStock

News website Politico has tested Jean Claude Juncker’s claim that EU membership costs each taxpayer a cup of coffee a day finding that it ultimately c(...)

In a speech in Strasbourg, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  said the EU was “the outcome of one of the greatest acts of political creativity in all of human history”. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to defend Ireland’s controversial corporation tax system, saying EU member states should be retain the ability to se(...)

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