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The Abbey Leix estate comprises a 26,910sq ft mansion on 1,120 acres

The billionaire co-founder of Stripe, John Collison, has paid about €20 million to acquire Abbey Leix, the vast Co Laois estate and former ancestral h(...)

The contents of Killoughter House in Ashford, Co Wicklow will be offered in a live online Fonsie Mealy sale

The contents of Killoughter House in Ashford, Co Wicklow will be offered in a live online Fonsie Mealy sale on Tuesday May 18th, with the additional f(...)

EU Commissioner in charge of Financial Services, Financial Stability and the Capital Markets Union Mairead McGuinness. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness has spoken about the double standards in political life, in which “this idea of being pushy or ambitious” is seen a(...)

 The vast Co Laois estate Abbey Leix

Abbey Leix, the vast Co Laois estate and former ancestral home of the deVesci family, has been put for sale on the international market  with an (...)

Seventy two people died in a fire at London towerblock, Grenfell Tower, in June, 2017. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Three people, including an Irish woman, have denied falsely claiming more than £120,000 (€137,000) meant for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire in L(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Sharing a stage: BBC journalist Jonathan Dimbleby quizzing Leo Varadkar   and Mary Lou McDonald for a broadcast recorded in late 2016  at Dublin Castle. “Since Varadkar became Taoiseach there has certainly been a thaw in relations between Fine Gael and Sinn Féin.” File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister of State Jim Daly has outraged some of his Fine Gael colleagues and delighted Sinn Féin by suggesting that the two parties could do a coaliti(...)

When Nortel failed, its defined benefit pension plan had more than 40,000 members but had been running a deficit of more than £2 billion.  Photograph: Reuters

Former Nortel workers in the North who were members of the failed telecom group’s UK pension plan are to get a share of an estimated £500 million (€57(...)

UK Brexit secretary David Davis. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Patients are at risk of not having access to potentially life saving drugs if Britain and the European Union fail to agree ongoing co-operation in the(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: few think she can get the necessary Brexit legislation through parliament. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The British government is retreating fast from its previously-declared Brexit negotiating position. The capitulation is so extensive I am surprised th(...)

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