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John Bolton says he offered to resign as national security adviser after US  president Donald Trump informed him that his services were no longer needed. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has fired John Bolton as national security adviser after months of tension over policy towards Iran and North Korea, saying (...)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2010 contract.   Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Down Stephen’s Lane in the south of Dublin city centre, near what used to be Dobbins bistro, an empire sits behind a set of wrought iron gates. It doe(...)

David Davis with PwC Ireland managing partner Feargal O’Rourke. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

PwC Ireland paid UK MP David Davis £16,000 (€18,378) plus VAT for a speech he gave in Dublin on November 21st last year. Mr Davis was speaking at th(...)

“If a way is found to avoid a no-deal Brexit, then 2019 suddenly looks brighter for the economy, even with an international slowdown.”

Every new year brings uncertainty. But we head into 2019 facing more than normal. Along with most other western economies we have become used to an ex(...)

After he resigned as taoiseach in 1994, Albert Reynolds signed up to the Harry Walker Agency of New York. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

An announcement that former taoiseach Albert Reynolds was to start a lecture tour after he left office was met with “deep gloom” by a British diplomat(...)

A six metre high inflatable balloon which depicts US president Donald Trump as a baby. It  will be flown above Parliament Square in Westminster when he visits the UK next Friday. Photograph: Andrew Aitchison/P

Donald Trump will be kept well outside London for the bulk of his first visit to the UK as US president, avoiding protesters who are expected to gathe(...)

Hong Kong at night.

My friend Noreen Rice was not only one of Ireland’s best artists but also the most cosmopolitan person I have ever met. She used to tell me stories of(...)

President Donald  Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: many children and grandchildren of Irish emigrants tend to row in behind the Republican Party. Photograph: Chris Kleponis

When Ireland’s national day approaches, the business community tends not to look inwards, but instead prefers to look west to the US, usually forming (...)

Ryanair has announced plans for the fifth year of its Always Getting Better programme for 2018. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Air liberalisation coming to Africa Africa’s aviation industry is expected to be transformed after an agreement on liberalisation was signed on Monda(...)

Former NBA basketball player Charles Barkley campaigning in support  of Democratic Alabama senate candidate Doug Jones during a rally at Old Car Heaven in Birmingham, Alabama. Photograph: Marvin Gentry/Reuters

The night before Alabamans went to the polls to elect a new senator last week, Charles Barkley took the mic at a campaign rally for the Democratic Par(...)

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