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The  AMC Georgetown 14 Theatres  in Washington, DC.   Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Movie chain operator and meme stock AMC was the most-traded stock last month in 10 of the 18 countries – including Ireland – in which discount brokera(...)

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos in Los Angeles in January 2019. Photograph: Elizabeth Lippman/New York Times

I find this all quite taxing. Infrastructure talks just collapsed, with Republicans scratching their heads, wondering where on earth we could find the(...)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is among the billionaires whose tax details have been published. Photograph:  Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images

US tax authorities have launched an investigation into a leak of private records of billionaires including Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg,(...)

Declan Ganley had provided the loans to the Libertas Institute at an interest rate of 11 per cent. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Declan Ganley has written off more than €3.2 million in loans to the Libertas Institute Limited, a corporate vehicle used by the businessman in campai(...)

Jean Murray, at her home in Ratoath with her dogs, Heidi, Slinky and Storm: Murray is part of the growing number of Irish people who subscribe to conspiracy theories about Covid-19 and its vaccines. Photograph: Alan Betson

In March 2020, mother-of-three Jean Murray was posting tips on how to combat the spread of Covid-19 which had just arrived in Ireland. “Open all your(...)

Sean McKenna and Charles and Andrew Hendy of The  Mary Wallopers in the cottage/barn near Dundalk where they live and run traditional music Youtube gigs. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two Mary Wallopers take their laptop for a walk to show me where this interview is taking place. They’re in a newly created room above the barn behind(...)

Wear your mask. Photo: iStock

It is not uncommon for a major event or a significant year to give us new words. D-Day, Watergate (and almost any other word you can think of followed(...)

A Myanmar soldier stands guard on a road in Naypyidaw amid demonstrations against the military coup  on February 17th. Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images

Capt Tun Myat Aung leaned over the hot pavement in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, and picked up bullet casings. Nausea crept into his throat. The she(...)

About 5 per cent of America’s biggest stocks are in extreme bubbles, says Ray Dalio of Bridgewater. Photograph: Vega Alonso

Markets have been shaky recently, with bubble talk increasing among nervy investors. On the one hand, you have investors like Jeremy Grantham, who war(...)

‘I intend to hold a No Mask Rally in the town of Dún Laoghaire! We will take back our lives!’

It’s hord to get your head around the fact that it’s, like, 12 months now since the world changed. Hord to believe that an actual year has passed sinc(...)

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