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The Irish economy was ranked highly in a global index for tech exports and foreign direct investment. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish economy is the 12th most innovative in the world, according to a new report that ranks Switzerland in first place. The Republic fell two pl(...)

The Republic scores highly in areas such as ICT exports and FDI net flows, but less well in terms of factors including spending on education and knowledge transfer.

Ireland remains one of the world’s most innovative economies, according to a new report which ranks Switzerland in first place. Overall, 11 of the to(...)

The Guinness harp, which was in use  “some fifty years or more before the founding of the state”

Attempts by Ireland 30 years ago to register the harp as a state symbol under international trademark law ran into difficulties over fears it might im(...)