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Dublin’s Iseq all-share index dropped 0.22 per cent on Tuesday although there were some strong gainers on the day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European shares lost some ground on Tuesday after a rally in the previous session, as falls for euro zone banks and telecoms stocks countered optimism(...)

Gaetano de Gennaro’s portrait of Margaret Burke Sheridan at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Italian artist made a home for himself in Ireland in the 1940s. Today his portrait of Ireland’s first president, Douglas Hyde, hangs in Áras an Uac(...)

“Vapes” heat liquid containing nicotine, allowing the user to inhale the vapour produced.  Photograph: iStock

Tobacco group Imperial Brands has launched its Myblu vape on the Irish market, the latest in a line of such products targeting smokers bidding to kick(...)

British Gas-owner Centrica dropped 11.7 per cent after warning that a national price cap on energy bills would hit its 2019 results. Photograph: Reuters

European shares fell slightly, while British blue-chip shares also declined after downbeat reports from energy supplier Centrica and defence company B(...)

Emperor Akihito delivers his last birthday speech next to Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

More than 82,000 well-wishers paid their respects to Japan’s Emperor Akihito who turned 85 on Sunday, his last birthday celebration at Tokyo’s Imperia(...)

Theresa May answers questions after making a statement to the House of Commons on Monday. Photograph: Getty Images

Theresa May met her cabinet members on Tuesday to consider ramping up no-deal preparations with little more than 100 days to go to Brexit, having effe(...)

E-cigarettes have been a divisive topic in the public health community

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced sweeping new restrictions on flavoured tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popul(...)

Balcony suite at the  Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny
Suite sensation in Kilkenny
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  • September 15, 2018, 06:00

Newpark news The Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny has opened 10 luxury balcony suites as part of a €2 million investment in the property. The suites have ba(...)

Today, what matters is the essential feel of a place, its culture, the experience, the mix of people, the nightlife and the lifestyle.

Yesterday, the innovative US urban economist Richard Florida gave a talk in Cork about the future of cities. Florida has been at the vanguard of new(...)

Lake Ohrid is hugely popular with domestic tourists but there are relatively few foreign visitors. Photograph: iStock

Has anybody heard of Lake Ohrid? Macedonia shares one of Europe’s largest and deepest lakes that very few people have ever heard of. The country is a (...)

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