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  Philip Green. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Philip Green has been named as the businessman at the centre of abuse allegations uncovered by the UK’s Daily Telegraph, making the billionaire retail(...)

 Anglo-Irish bank Headquarters on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Seamus Murphy was something of a maverick in Dublin’s small stockbroking community in late 2006 when he suddenly turned negative on Irish banks. That(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with  other leaders  at the British-Irish Council  meeting in Guernsey on June 22nd. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The mystery of why London will not convene the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference has a twin. Why is London snubbing the British-Irish Council(...)

Standing ovation: Tessa Jowell after speaking about her fight with cancer in the House of Lords in January this year. Photograph: Handout/AFP/Getty

Theresa May and Tony Blair have led the tributes to Tessa Jowell and her achievements, ranging from her time in the British government through to her (...)

Robert Senior, the new chairman of Irish ad agency Boys and Girls, is a co-founder of Cadbury gorilla-creator Fallon London.

Irish advertising agency Boys and Girls has appointed former Saatchi & Saatchi chief executive Robert Senior as its new non-executive chairman. T(...)

Irish Central Bank governor Philip Lane at the IMF spring meeting in Washington. Photograph: Reuters/Yuri Gripas

Central Bank governor Philip Lane’s confident assertion that the Irish economy has been reoriented in such a way as to avoid the boom-bust of the past(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: If she  owes her longevity to the roguish police line-up of bad alternatives, she can also claim to have come into her own of late. Photograph: Leon Neal/PA Wire

On recent travels in southeast Asia, Brexit was an obscure commotion at the far edge of the Eurasian land mass. Local interest in British politics foc(...)

At the height of the recent bad weather, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted a photo of himself visiting Holles Street hospital.

Writing about Leo Varadkar in 2012 when he was minister for transport, tourism and sport and the then cabinet’s youngest member, Mary Minihan of this (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for a meeting  in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, February 23rd. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The keenest students of successful politicians are often the successors of their defeated opponents. Tony Blair served his political apprenticeship w(...)

Peter Sutherland: no one personified quite as clearly as he did the two sides of neoliberal globalisation: its phenomenal energy and its terrible destructiveness. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

After Peter Sutherland successfully concluded the biggest trade agreement in world history in 1994, the US trade representative Mickey Kantor hailed h(...)

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