James Stewart

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As I get older there is less and less I understand. So different from when I was young. Then, as each day passed, I could feel the fount of my wisdom (...)

Peter Tork with  The Monkees,   Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz,  at a press conference in London in 1967. Photograph:  Mike McLaren/Central Press/Getty Images

The Monkees – Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork – were the first video-based pop act, the first manufactured boy band and one o(...)

Statistics released  by the Central Bank showed the total value of Irish-registered special purpose vehicles (SPVs) fell by €58.6 billion to €674.5 billion in the first quarter of 2018

The closing of a loophole that had allowed so-called “vulture funds” to boost their profits on distressed Irish property loans helped scupper the tax-(...)

Alcock and Brown: The aircraft takes off for Clifden from Canada on June 14th, 1919. Photo by SPPL/Getty Images

If you ask Google to tell you who first flew non-stop across the Atlantic it will most likely throw up the name Charles A Lindbergh. But, as the poet(...)

Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon with Northern Powerhouse director Henri Murison and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys at the launch of Enterprise Ireland’s Northern Powerhouse report. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Even with the threat of Brexit on the horizon there are “opportunities in the UK which are untapped from an Irish perspective”, Enterprise Ireland has(...)

 A Bank Otkritie FC bank branch in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Russia’s escalating banking crisis is likely to end up increasingly hitting Dublin-based companies that have become a favoured vehicle for the country(...)

Special-purpose vehicles are part of Ireland’s offering to financial firms looking to move from London ahead of Britain’s departure from the European Union. Photograph: iStock

Ireland remains the euro zone’s largest centre for financial special-purpose vehicles (SPVs), data from the European Central Bank (ECB) showed on Frid(...)

 The film critic Barry Norman, who was  capable of caustic wit when tearing apart one of the  more dismal films. Photograph: PA

Only two film critics in the English-speaking world have gained the starriest class of celebrity. One was the late Roger Ebert. The other was Barry (...)

Prof Stewart argues that shadow banking merits ‘a great deal more attention and research.’ Image: iStock

Ultra tax-efficient corporate vehicles in Dublin’s IFSC, used in recent years by so-called vulture funds to hold billions of euro of distressed Irish (...)

Listen carefully to Todd Solondz’s Weiner Dog and you will hear the director make a good joke about his own audience. A film student, outraged by a l(...)

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