A crippling shortage of chefs is forcing Irish restaurants to trawl Europe for qualified staff willing to move here to cook, as consumers’ appetite for eating out expands

A crippling shortage of chefs is forcing Irish restaurants to trawl Europe for qualified staff willing to move here to cook, as consumers’ appetite fo(...)

A Ryanair aeroplane prepares to land at Dublin airport in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne / REUTERS

Ryanair passengers could face considerable disruption over the Christmas period after a ballot of some of its pilots resulted in overwhelming support (...)

The European Banking Authority (EBA) logo seen at the EBA offices in London’s Canary Wharf financial district. Photograph: Alice Dore/AFP

Another week and another defeat to the French. First it was the Rugby World Cup bid and yesterday it was our attempt to lure the European Banking Auth(...)

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Market calm is particularly perplexing to those who note the geopolitical risks in Gaza, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Mali and vario(...)

The S&P 500 is up 150 per cent since March 2009, 55 per cent since October 2011 and 20 per cent in 2013, but it’s not expensive, according to Merr(...)

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