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Value for money? Since 2009, bitcoin has soared from just about $3 to a high of some $19,800 in mid-December. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Despite plummeting cryptocurrency values, the craze for all things bitcoin, it seems, shows no signs of disappearing any time soon. “It’s like a cle(...)

Lot 235, a pair of diamond and gem-set flower brooches by ‘Van Cleef & Arpels’ €3,200 (€3,500-€5,500) at O’Reilly’s

Auction Results: Monday (January 22nd) Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Skibbereen, Co Cork. Online Art Auction. Some 90 per cent of lots sold. Lot 9,(...)

German share price index, DAX board,  in Frankfurt,  November 21st. Photograph: Reuters/Staff/Remote

Major world stock markets rose and government bond yields fell on Tuesday as a combination of strong corporate profits, steady global growth and low i(...)

Mount Charles Group founder and chairman Trevor Annon: firm has grown from a small contract catering company into a support services giant with revenues as of September 2016 totalling £31 million

Belfast-headquartered support services company Mount Charles Group (MCG) is to open a dedicated operation in Dublin later this year as it seeks to gro(...)

Corfe Castle, Dorset, England. Photograph: Mark Bauer/Getty Images

In the summer of 1941 Enid Blyton alighted from a steam locomotive at Corfe Castle station in the Isle of Purbeck. She took a short walk through the (...)

Locha Chaca from the slopes of Cnoc an Bhráca.

Back in the times when walkers were few and tracks and guide books were fewer, the one great gathering of the year was for ‘The Reeks Walk’. This tes(...)

Peugeot Instinct concept

Peugeot just can’t seem to keep itself out of the news right now. First off, it has won the 2017 European Car Of The Year award and late on Sunday it (...)

Wall Street traders: US stocks  were up slightly on Thursday as a rise in consumer shares helped offset losses in financials

European stocks were left flat-footed as disappointing company results, including a $7.5 billion fine for wrongdoing for Deutsche Bank, sent its shar(...)

Walkers will be rewarded with spectacular views of Tralee bay

The Sliabh Mish Mountains have a series of long, deep valleys stretching northwards from their central spine. They provide superb walking, and if the (...)

Judge Sean Ó Donnabháin said that it was “inexcusable” that it was taking up to five years to have computer equipment examined by experts due to a lack of investment. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A judge has criticised the lack of investment in the main Garda unit involved in investigating computer crime which is resulting in delays of up to fi(...)

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