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Last week, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said his department had been advised by Denmark that if Qudos was placed into bankruptcy after January 1st, 2019, the Danish guarantee scheme would not be liable to meet claims.

Copenhagen insurer Qudos Insurance has filed for bankruptcy, meaning Danish authorities will pick up the tab for 1,400 Irish claims, estimated to run (...)

Studies have linked betting terminals to a rise in problem gambling in the UK. Photograph: Getty

Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond is expected to bring forward new rules for betting machines that could cost Irish gambling giant Paddy Power(...)

 Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage:  poised to join a  tour around Britain by a pro-Brexit group opposed to Theresa  May’s Brexit plans.  Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

The co-founder of fashion brand Superdry is donating one million pounds (€1.11 million) to the campaign for a referendum on the final Brexit agreement(...)

The Turkish lira fell to an all-time low of 5.4941 against the US dollar on Thursday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

The Turkish lira dropped to a new low against the dollar, losing 4 per cent on Thursday despite government promises of a new economic plan, as pressur(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

World stocks were flat on Wednesday amid growing anxiety ahead of Washington’s end of week deadline to impose tariffs on Chinese imports. The MSCI All(...)

 French President Emmanuel Macron and Secretary General of the Elysee Palace, Alexis Kohler at  the Elysee Palace. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/Pool/File

Anti-corruption police have opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations that French president Emmanuel Macron’s chief of staff violated conflict of (...)

Supporters of  German anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Berlin on May 9th. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

It began with a rumour, then the hastag #fairLand. Now key players in Germany’s hard-left scene have begun in earnest with plans for a new broad movem(...)

Indonesia’s budget carrier, Lion Air, was among the first to fly Boeing’s recently-launched 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft. Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters

An Indonesian cabinet minister has pledged to push his government for a tax treaty with the Republic in a move likely to boost the aircraft leasing in(...)

Workers cut pork at Park Packing in Chicago, Illinois: China slapped extra tariffs of up to 25 per cent on US frozen pork. Photograph: Reuters

As fears of a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies intensified, China slapped extra tariffs of up to 25 per cent on US frozen pork, win(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel . “It’s a good sign that Merkel, scarcely a week into her fourth term, will welcome Varadkar with full military honours for a working lunch.” Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Last Friday, as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tilted at imaginary windmills in Washington, Berlin rocked its way into St Patrick’s Day. In the legendary Berg(...)

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