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Patrick Collison, left, chief executive and co-founder of Stripe, smiles as his brother John, president and co-founder of the Silicon Valley-based payments group, speaks during a Bloomberg interview. The company they founded is now valued at $95 billion.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In 2010, two young Irish brothers pitched to Peter Thiel, an early Facebook backer and one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent venture capitalists, on (...)

John Collison, president and co-founder of Stripe and Patrick Collison, chief executive officer and co-founder of Stripe. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Online payments company Stripe, which was founded by Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison, is now valued at $95 billion after securing an addition(...)

Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney

Online payments company Stripe, founded by Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison, has once again impressed industry figures and onlookers alike wit(...)

Former BoE governor Mark Carney

Mark Carney, former head of the UK and Canadian central banks, has joined the board of online payments company Stripe, days after the company was rep(...)

Unilever plans to cut emissions from its operations to net zero by 2030, and to halve the environmental impact of its products. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Consumer goods giant Unilever will put its plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions to a shareholder vote, it said on Monday, becoming the first blue-chi(...)

The 325-year old central bank said it is reviewing its collection of images of past leaders.

Bank of England will remove portraits of former governors linked to the slave trade as protests across the globe sparked by the killing of George Floy(...)

Are ethical investing considerations a luxury in the current environment?

It had looked like 2020 would be a big year for the ESG (environment, social, governance) industry. Now the sole topic of conversation among investor(...)

Will Covid-19 derail mushrooming efforts to tackle climate change? Photograh: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Last Friday was World Environment Day. Congratulations if you noticed. Even in an ordinary year, this UN-designated day can be overshadowed by events.(...)

Some industries will already be cutting shifts and ditching hiring plans and it will now only be a matter of days before we hear of lay-offs, short-time work plans, protective notice, a raft of temporary closures and so on. Photograph: iStock

A sharp jolt downwards in economic activity will now happen as the Government increases the level of its response. There are already signs of slower s(...)

The impact of slowing global growth or a global recession on foot of the virus is likely to be a bigger negative for Ireland’s export-heavy economy

Might Brexit and the coronarvirus paradoxically help the Irish economy? After five years of supercharged growth the economy has run out of road. Cap(...)

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