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Jim Barry,  chief investment officer of  BlackRock Alternative Investors. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Jim Barry, the Irishman promoted earlier this year to investment chief at US asset management giant BlackRock’s alternative investments unit, has no p(...)

Caoimhe O’Reilly: “There’s so much has happened elsewhere in the world, and it’s good to see how they’ve got over things and dealt with them”

The streets of Derry’s Creggan estate are a long way from the tree-lined campus of The Lawrenceville School, New Jersey. One of the United States’ to(...)

Dagogo Hart: “Not all people are ignorant, they understand who you are but they just don’t want you to be in their country.” Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

Shortly after he arrived in Ireland, Dagogo Hart had to take a test to prove he could speak English. His initial amusement at the suggestion that a na(...)

Philip Lane, the ECB’s newly-installed chief economist, has excellent academic credentials – including a PhD from  Harvard – while Christine Lagarde lacks an economics qualification. Photograph: Tom Honan

Christine Lagarde’s surprise nomination last week as the European Central Bank’s (ECB) next president has sent financial market participants scramblin(...)

Actress Felicity Huffman leaves federal court after  acknowledging she paid $15,000 to arrange for cheating on her daughter’s SAT test. Photograph: Kayana Szymczak

The picturesque town of New Haven was the location for the latest chapter in the bankruptcy trial of developer Sean Dunne this week. But for most res(...)

Though renowned for its heritage as an academic institution, the university is also a hive of entrepreneurship whose former alumni have gone on to set up businesses. Photograph: iStock

From where he is sitting for our interview at a city centre coffee shop, Michael Flynn, assistant professor in entrepreneurship and director of execut(...)

Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

A study carried out by Italian researchers found that participants were willing to sell data for a median minimum price of €2

It has been a watershed year for internet users: the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal highlighted the extent to which tech giants are harvesti(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

Eanna’s Conor Gallagher and Keelan Cairns of Balfast Star  in action at the National Arena, Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The men’s National Cup quarter-finals are set to take centre stage this weekend as teams across the country battle for a coveted semi-final spot. In (...)

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