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Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has reportedly given a firm commitment to underwrite the legal separation of Permanent TSB into three units by a date in 2016. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The strategy of splitting Permanent TSB into a good bank/bad bank is getting Government support, according to the Sunday Times. The paper reports that(...)

Bord Gáis trader John Heffernan said the oil price spike has coincided with significant supply shortfalls in Libya and Iraq and the potential threat to supplies through Egypt. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish energy prices rose 4 per cent last month, as oil supply concerns pushed up Brent crude prices to a six-month high. These concerns arose as a res(...)

The vagaries of clothes sizes are nothing new. A size 10 in one shop can be a 14 in another

Makers of women’s clothes deceive to flatter with sizesWe got an interesting letter from a woman mystified by clothes sizes. “During the past week I b(...)

C’est La Bea/Don’t Swim With Killer Whales Smock Alley Theatre *** Few things are unforgiveable at the Fringe. But a show starting at 7(...)

Ireland’s Gavin Moynihan watches his putt on the 16th green during yesterday afternoon singles matches in the Walker Cup. Photograph: Michael Cohen/Getty Images
USA maintain four point advantage
  • Golf
  • September 8, 2013, 12:11

The United States will take a 10-6 lead into the final 10 singles matches in the Walker Cup in New York after this morning’s foursomes finished 2-2.Th(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (left) talks with French foreign affairs minister Laurent Fabius at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Susan Walsh/Reuters

French, it is said, is the language of love.US secretary of state John Kerry flaunted his fluency in the language yesterday to deliver something of a(...)

A street vendor sells soft drinks to riot police standing guard at Benito Juarez international airport after teachers from Mexico’s southern states belonging to the dissident teacher’s union CNTE blocked its main access in Mexico City yesterday. Photograph: Reuters.

The US added 169,000 jobs in August in a mixed employment report that will complicate the US Federal Reserve’s decision this month on whether to reduc(...)

US president Barack Obama attends the second working meeting of the G20 heads of state and government, heads of invited states and international organisations at the G20 summit yesterday. World leaders  sought to contain tensions over the global economy. Photograph:  Grigoriy Sisoev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images

World leaders yesterday sought to contain tensions over the global economy, as advanced economies agreed to carefully manage the wind-down of its mass(...)

 A worker pastes up an election poster of German chancellor Angela Merkel, who is leading her CDU party into a general election on September 22nd.  photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Two women have given Germany’s wan election campaign an emotional punch, attacking chancellor Angela Merkel at her most vulnerable point: the rise of (...)

Aja Teehan and her husband, Charles Brand, outside the Four Courts in Dublin last month. Photograph: Alan Betson

A woman who lost her case against the Health Service Executive (HSE) to give birth at home says she will go abroad to have her baby next month. Aja Te(...)

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