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Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore said it appeared to have been an isolated incident which took place as a result of an administrative  error. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An armed US military aircraft stopped at Shannon airport early last month in breach of Government rules prohibiting planes carrying weapons from landi(...)

French senator Francoise Laborde: praised Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s reaction to the Seanad referendum loss. Photograph: Senat.fr

The French senator Francoise Laborde has praised “the will of the Irish people to preserve bi-cameralism” as shown by their refusal to abolish Seanad (...)

The Apple logo hangs inside the glass entrance to the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York City. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Ireland wants to play fair and “play to win” in relation to international competition for inward investment, the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan,(...)

Declan Collier: “By the time that my contract [with the DAA] was coming to an end I had reached the point where I had achieved what I wanted to achieve.”

Declan Collier sounds like he’s on first-name terms with London’s lord mayor Boris Johnson. Several times he refers to him as “Boris” – so are they ma(...)

A former Irish government official and Fine Gael general secretary was staying in the same heavily guarded Tripoli hotel where Libyan prime minister A(...)

 Chancellor Angela Merkel  arriving for talks over a possible government coalition with the German Greens  in Berlin today. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Further EU support for Irish banks and Ireland’s corporation tax regime have emerged as stumbling blocks in German coalition talks. In a worryi(...)

Outside the Delaware courthouse is a statue to a former Irish-American mayor of Wilmington. Inscribed on the monument are the words of WB Yeats.

The American state of Delaware is an unusual battleground for the latest skirmishes over the special liquidation of the former Anglo Irish Bank, now I(...)

Ann Nolan, Second Secretary at the Department of Finance.  File  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A senior official with the Department of Finance has told the High Court that promissory notes issued in 2010 by the Minister for Finance to recapital(...)

The UK government seems to have been taken by surprise at the popularity of the Royal Mail offering, which is heavily oversubscribed and is expected to list at the top of its £3 to £3.30 a share band. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

London is in the throes of a 1980s revival. In Westminster, Tory politicians loudly extol the economic and moral virtues of privatisation, while City (...)

The court was told last month that former Anglo chief executive David Drumm, who moved to the US after resigning from Anglo in 2008, is willing to testify on Mr Flynn’s behalf
 about the overcharging
.

Anglo Irish Bank and its successor Irish Bank Resolution Corporation overcharged customers by an estimated $1.6 billion (€1.2 billion) and continued t(...)

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