Austin Clarke: The 125th anniversary of the birth of the poet. Photograph: Jack McManus

‘And O she was the Sunday/in every week”. Who now remembers the poet who wrote those lines used in a long-running Bord na Móna TV ad campaign? The 125(...)

Contrarians will be concerned that the percentage of managers overweighting stocks remains close to all-time highs. Photograph: iStock

Fund managers are bullish but not euphoric – that’s the takeaway from Bank of America’s (BofA) latest fund manager survey. Contrarians will be concer(...)

A bronze statue of a bull fighting with a bear at the Museum of American Finance on Wall St, New York. BofA’s Bull & Bear Indicator is at 7.7, just shy of the 8.0 reading that triggers the bank’s sell signal. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The only reason to be bearish at the moment, says Bank of America’s (BofA) Michael Hartnett, is that there is no reason to be bearish. Hartnett is re(...)

Festival in a Van per forms for the small audience in an outdoor setting. Photograph: Michael O’Rourke

In many ways, trying to organise events in 2020 is like being in a very bad relationship. You keep hoping and dreaming, you keep making dates. And ove(...)

  The charging bull statue near the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph:    Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The coronavirus’s potential impact is noted in Bank of America’s (BoA) latest fund manager survey, with investors cutting their China GDP expecta(...)

Kevin O’Connell

Tionscadal na nAmhrán Ealaíne Gaeilge (the Irish Language Art Song Project), devised by Dáirine Ní Mheadhra and John Hess, commissioned 50 songs in Ir(...)

Excessively bullish sentiment is a contrarian indicator, so there are grounds for concern in the latest survey. Photograph: iStock

Investors are increasingly bullish but not yet euphoric, according to Bank of America’s (BofA) latest monthly fund manager survey. Excessively bullish(...)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange: the S&P 500, which sets the tone for markets globally, passed a landmark in August as it recorded its longest rally, having gone nine and half years without a fall of at least 20 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

US-China trade tensions. Brexit. Fears of a global recession. Drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil refineries. Donald Trump becoming the third US presid(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange where ‘it could be another few years at least before occurrences of record new highs start to dry up’. File photograph: Getty

Stocks are hitting all-time highs and greed is taking hold, with fear of missing out on further gains now driving markets. That’s the key takeaway fro(...)

Theo Dorgan and Cormac Breathnach. Photograph: Alan Betson

“We were all walking out into new ground,” poet Theo Dorgan says of the making of Loco por Lorca, a celebration of the great Spanish poet, which embra(...)

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