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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the British-Irish Chamber dinner some checks on goods and live animals entering the Republic would take place ‘near the Border’ in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned some checks on goods and live animals entering the Republic are likely to be required “near the Border” in the event(...)

Former AIB chief executive David Duffy, at the London HQ of CYBG.

Shares in UK lender CYBG, led by former AIB chief executive David Duffy, plunged as much as 23 per cent to a record low on Thursday after the group wa(...)

Chief executive Craig Donaldson told Reuters on Wednesday Mr Hill’s decision to step down as chairman was his own and not prompted by regulatory intervention. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Shares in troubled British lender Metro Bank plunged by almost a fifth on Thursday after it said customers had pulled £2 billion (€2.24 billion) out o(...)

So far this year, six cyclists have been killed on Irish roads and many more injured, some very seriously. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish hospitals treat one cyclist every three days for major trauma sustained in road traffic incidents, according to new research. A total of 410 cy(...)

TheatreClub: It Was Easy (in the End) at the Abbey Theatre

IT WAS EASY (IN THE END) Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Capitalism is the root of all evil in TheatreClub’s coproduction with the Abbey Theatre: the hom(...)

Gene Rooney and Charlie Bonner in Bread Not Profits. Photograph: Caleb Purcell

BREAD NOT PROFITS Cleeves Toffee Factory, Limerick ★★★★★ Shakespeare used his history plays to explore issues relating to the morality of power and (...)

For two weeks in 1919 the ordinary people of Limerick city took over, creating, albeit briefly, the embryonic elements of workers’ control – of, some would say, a new society

“On Monday, April 14, there began in Limerick city a strike protest against military tyranny, which because of its dramatic suddenness, its completene(...)

David Duffy left AIB in 2015 to be become chief executive of CYBG and presided over the company’s £1.58 billion  flotation the following February.  Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

CYBG, the UK banking group led by former AIB chief executive David Duffy, improved a takeover offer for Virgin Money, offering investors in its rival (...)

Stephanie Deady, Concealed Pink I (2018, Oil on board, 22.5 x 17cm). Image courtesy of the artist

188th RHA Annual Exhibition ★★★★ Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2 If art exhibitions can seem formal affairs – where works hang prim(...)

Members of the Trinity Walton Club.  Photograph:  Sharppix

Science can be messy and unpredictable. Sometimes the best of experiments don’t work, in spite of dedication and perseverance. On other occasions rese(...)

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