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Reunification is ultimately a political issue, of course, but economics is a big part of it.

Depending on which report you believe, uniting the two Irish economies – North and South – could either lead to a dive in living standards in the Repu(...)

  Paschal Donohoe  with Christine Lagarde: the Minister is in Washington for meetings with senior officials from the Trump administration and   the IMF. Photograph: Marty Katz/ washingtonphotographer.com

There is no scope to reopen Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. In a speech to the(...)

The Aughinish Alumina refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will meet US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin in Washington on Tuesday amid growing concern over continuing US sa(...)

Demonstrators hold letters that read in Spanish “No to G20” during a protest in Buenos Aires against the G20 summit. Photograph: Nacho Sanchez/Getty Images

As she walks home clutching a couple of shopping bags holding the bare minimum she needs to feed her family this week, Florencia Bulacios says it has (...)

The harder the Brexit, the worse it will be for Ireland.

How on earth do consumers, employees and businesses react to the latest Brexit news? Let’s attempt to stand back and look at the key points and what t(...)

Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, attends the La7 TV program ‘Otto e Mezzo’ hosted by journalist Lilli Gruber in Rome. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA

Italy’s populist coalition government has defied calls from the European Commission to reverse its plans to sharply increase public spending as part o(...)

Greek prime minister  Alexis Tsipras: between a rock and a hard place. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

While the Greek government waits for the latest developments on both the Macedonian front and its war of words with Turkey, the fallout from the econo(...)

Tongue in cheek? Leo Varadkar tweeted that the State would be ‘happy’ to offer financial help to the UK in the future.  Photograph: PA Wire

Last weekend Taoiseach Leo Varadkar replied to an anonymous tweet, which had questioned the State’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council as a “ba(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters while his plane refuels in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said he is prepared to give Saudi Arabia more time to investigate the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as(...)

US president Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump in Washington on Thursday. The president’s grasp of basic economics is even weaker than it already appears to be. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US indices have seemed oblivious to the troubled mood pervading global markets in 2018 but that finally changed last Wednesday, when the S&P 500 s(...)

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