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President of the Irish Council of Churches Dr Ivan Patterson (left) and General Assembly Moderator Rev David Bruce during a service to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A church leader who was one of the organisers of Thursday’s cross-community church service in Armagh has said the event lived up to their hopes and ma(...)

Prison costs: Irish judges are, for the first time, to have reference to a range of sentencing guidelines for particular offences. Photograph: Getty

The financial cost of sending people to prison, and those of other punishments such as community service, are to be considered as part of the preparat(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson  at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland cathedral in Armagh. ‘The numbers of infections are high, but we are within the parameters of what the predictions were. We are sticking with our plan.’ Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Daily coronavirus cases in Britain have risen above 50,000 for the first time since July, but Boris Johnson said he will not bring back compulsory fac(...)

Gary Vickery has been living in Lanzarote. Photograph: The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA)

A senior associate of the Kinahan organised crime gang has been arrested while on the run in Spain. Gary Vickery (38), from Dublin, pleaded guilty in(...)

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Barclays reported on Thursday a doubling of third-quarter profits, beating market expectations, as it followed Wall Street rivals in reaping bumper in(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnsonchat with the clergy following a service to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland at Saint Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Armagh. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh has said he is “sorry” church leaders “didn’t do more to become peacemakers, or at least speak peace into t(...)

Amazon’s local unit Amazon France Logistique shipped 258 million packages, up from 229 million in 2019 but below a previous target of 416 million. Photograph: iStock

Amazon is the undisputed winner of Europe’s pandemic-driven boom in ecommerce – except in France. The company missed an internal target for package (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  he believes the issue of bank remuneration is “inextricably linked to further restoring public confidence in the culture and accountability of our banks”. Nick Bradshaw

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has warned members of the Oireachtas finance committee that planned new laws to make it easier to hol(...)

The Dublin offices of two large international banks, Investec and BNP Paribas, were used by those perpetrating the scheme in cum-ex trades

At around 1pm on a Tuesday in early February 2010, two men working for a hedge fund sat down for a meeting in an upmarket office building on Harcourt (...)

 Deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth as former       first minister Peter Robinson   looks on in Belfast in 2012.  Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty

Two people attending the church service in Armagh on Thursday marking the centenary of Irish partition have said the focus must be on future reconcili(...)

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