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Hugh O’Donnell is founder and chief executive of Bermuda Brokers.

Hugh O’Donnell left Ireland in 1984 a week after turning 20. Having left school at 16, and after a bachelor of commerce (BComm) in UCD, the Gorey nat(...)

The abandoned cargo ship MV Alta stuck on rocks near the village of Ballycotton southeast of Cork. File photograph: Cathal Noonan/AFP via Getty

Cork County Council has recruited international experts to advise on what steps it should take to deal with the grounded ‘ghost ship’, MV Alta which w(...)

Police in London speak to a shellfish export truck driver as he is stopped for an ‘unnecessary journey’ on Monday. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP

Image of the week: Shellfish people With lorries bearing slogans such as “Brexit carnage!” and the slightly less catchy “incompetent government destr(...)

 Childhood came with a barrage of warnings. You couldn’t pull a funny face without being warned that the wind would change, and your face would stay like that forever.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Just as the caterpillar turns into the butterfly, so too do we turn into our parents. My metamorphosis reached a crucial stage this week when I heard (...)

The Greek government is  offering hefty tax breaks to encourage professionals to pack up their laptops and head to the Aegean Sea. Photograph: iStock

While 2021 may promise a lot, it is likely that we’re going to be facing Covid-19 restrictions for some time. So, if you’re fed up working from home,(...)

 Austrian police gather after multiple shootings in the first district of Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz has insisted Islamist terror will not scare or divide his country, hours after a shooting attack in inner-city Vien(...)

 Ireland’s Pádraig Harrington lines up a putt on the 18th green during the first round of the Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Course  in Southampton, Bermuda. Photograph: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

There’s life in the old dog yet and all of that. Pádraig Harrington, at the ripe age of 49, rolled back the years to fashion a fine opening round of f(...)

Helicopter pilot Dave McInerney gets ready to start work

When did you leave Ireland and why? I first left as a 20 year-old. I was in the Irish Army and went to serve in Lebanon with the UN. That tour in 19(...)

American entrepreneur Chuck Feeney (centre) signs papers to dissolve his Atlantic Philanthropies foundation at his office in San Francisco. The signing was witnessed by Christopher Oechsli, president and chief executive of the foundation, and Mr Feeney’s wife Helga.

Veteran American entrepreneur Chuck Feeney has signed the papers to dissolve his Atlantic Philanthropies foundation that provided more than $8 billion(...)

Pedestrians walk past an HSBC Holdings Plc bank branch at night in Hong Kong in 2019. HSBC’s board is said to be pressing for deeper cuts than those announced  in February. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

HSBC’s board is set to deepen the biggest restructuring in the bank’s 155-year history after deciding that the coronavirus crisis requires more drasti(...)

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