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Two days after being led to believe he had won the Nobel Prize in Literature, John Banville has said he believes the hoax bore all the signs of someon(...)

Nobel Prize in literature winner Toni Morrison: When she got the official call in 1993, she insisted the Swedish Academy fax her the evidence. Photograph: Francois Durand/Getty Images

The process involved in selecting a Nobel Prize winner – and informing them of their success – is complex. Hoaxes and mix-ups do happen. Winners are(...)

Organisers of the Nobel Prize in Literature are investigating a hoax phone call informing the Irish writer John Banville (pictured) that he was to receive this year’s award. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The organisers of the Nobel Prize for Literature are investigating a hoax phone call informing the Irish author John Banville that he was to rece(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, and Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen pictured in Copenhagen. Photograph: IDA Guldbaek Arentsen/Getty

Irish exports to the Nordic region rose by 28.6 per cent last year to €877 million, new figures show. The news comes as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar offici(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s proposals will be the starting point for new negotiations, concede Irish sources. Photograph: PA

The day after British prime minister Boris Johnson made his big move on Brexit and the wary, watchful dance of Brexit continues. As the EU-Ireland s(...)

H&M managed to boost sales in the key US market by 19%  as it slashed prices. Photograph: Demetrius Freeman/Bloomberg

H&M’s quarterly earnings rose for the first time in more than two years as a well received summer collection helped the Swedish retailer boost pro(...)

In yield terms Dublin was slightly higher than the average of 3.72%  across the 59 European cities surveyed. Photograph: iStock

Dublin had the third highest rent in a survey of 59 European cities, but yields for landlords are close to the average, a new study finds. A survey (...)

Volunteers tied  ribbons around trees due to be cut down for BusConnects on Merrion Road in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

One of the lesser-reported movements in Dublin at the moment is the drive to save urban trees. Across the capital, small pockets of residents are putt(...)

Greta Thunberg  participates in a School Strike for Climate reform near the White House in Washington DC this month. Photograph: EPA

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is among four people named as the winners of a Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel. G(...)

Photograph: iStock

Dublin ranks as the 39th best city for the so-called generation Z who will begin to enter the workforce this year, a study from on-demand housing plat(...)

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