Opinion

European models of home ownership: so how do they do it in Italy? Even the Italian obsession with bricks and mortar has fallen foul of the market, writes Paddy Agnew Italian house prices climbing When we arrived...

Risky behaviour leads to rapid rise in STDs

Risky behaviour leads to rapid rise in STDs HIV test A medical specialist has warned that an urgent response is needed to combat rapidly spreading sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, in Ireland. The strong re-emergence of syphilis...

Factory growth picks up after slow start to year

Factory growth picks up after slow start to year The Bank of England is weighing up a decision on whether to raise interest rates. Firms’ investment intentions have fallen back (PA) Manufacturing growth has picked up to...

Business Irish

Richard Curran: Get a whistleblower to chair the new banking culture board Former Barings rogue trader Nick Leeson, whose actions brought down the bank. Photo: David Conachy The culture police are coming to a bank near...

Life Motoring

The boom is back: We're now shelling out at least €30,000 on our new cars Photo posed We are now spending an average of €30,000+ on a new vehicle, a special report reveals. However, it doesn't mean...

New Zealand to charge visitors €20 ‘tourist tax’ to enter the country

New Zealand to charge visitors €20 'tourist tax' to enter the country New Zealand plans to charge visitors up to NZ$35, but are taxes the best way to tackle overtourism? Bungee-jumping, Kawarau suspension bridge, founded by...

‘Beast from the East’ blamed as Irish economy shrank in first three months of...

'Beast from the East' blamed as Irish economy shrank in first three months of this year Winter weather Mar 18th 2018 The Irish economy shrank in the first quarter of the year, in stark contrast to...

Mary Kenny: The prediction game

Mary Kenny: The prediction game Forecasting no longer involves gazing into a crystal ball Mary Kenny, writer and author. Photo: Tony Gavin Now here's an interesting career choice for any young graduate searching for something unusual: 'superforecaster'. Superforecasters...

Hyundai’s Highland fling test

Hyundai's Highland fling test The Santa Fe should be ideal tackling the ultimate road trip around the north of Scotland, writes Campbell Spray FAST-SELLING: The Santa Fe is a bit thirsty, but it has the edge...

Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief’s security clearance in what they cast as an act...

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