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Stripe co-founders, Patrick and John Collison. The brothers, and their company, have in the past spoken out about housing problems.  File photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Stripe, the online payments company founded by the Collison brothers from Limerick, discussed housing issues with the Department of Finance at two mee(...)

There are 3,828 women waiting for an appointment at the Rotunda. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nearly 30,000 women across Ireland are waiting to see a gynaecologist for an outpatient appointment, an increase of 43 per cent since 2014, consultant(...)

Ryanair has failed in High Court bid to have a tax law, which it claims effectively double taxes 4,000 of its 6,500 pilots, referred to the Court of Justice of the EU . Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ryanair has failed in its High Court bid to have a tax law, which it claims effectively double taxes 4,000 of its 6,500 pilots, referred to the Court(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf. Imminent departure from New Zealand post made an official reprimand or other punitive action not practicable, his employer said. Photographer: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said he wished an “incident” involving the man who is to become Central Bank governor had never happened. Mr(...)

“We need to effectively and efficiently deliver the projects our rapidly-expanding population requires in the form of public infrastructure.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Minister of Finance, Paschal Donohue, is not short of advice right now. More will undoubtedly be offered during this week’s National Economic Dial(...)

The latest QS World University Ranking indicate that Irish universities show little sign of reversing their decade-long decline. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The popularity of university rankings owes much to their simplicity. They claim to identify the best institutions around the world by comparing indica(...)

Brussels event hears Ireland must have “good story” on domestic   climate policy  if it is to be respected in developing states.   Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Ireland must “have a good story to tell” on climate-change policy at home if it is to be respected in developing states struggling to handle the worst(...)

When start-ups with one or more women founders do secure funding, they tend to receive a third less

Access to early-stage financing is a key determinant of success for high-potential start-ups, but companies founded by women are significantly less li(...)

University College Dublin climbed eight places to 185th in the latest QS World University Rankings. File photograph: Alan Betson

Irish universities show little sign of reversing their decade-long decline in new global rankings. The latest QS World University Rankings show Trini(...)

Ro Lynam’s exhibit Slum room 400 euro permonth headspace not included. Based on her accommodation in Dublin, it is part of NCAD’s graduate show. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

If you believe the stereotype, art college is a middle-class indulgence for students to dabble in before going on to get a “proper job”. But, as far (...)

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