Unveiled with backing of some of music’s top stars, the Tidal streaming service led by rap mogul Jay Z has gotten off to a rocky start. After a brief spike in interest following its relaunch on March 30th, Tidal was on April 22th, 2015 the 872nd most downloaded iPhone app in the United States, and the 51st among music apps. It has fared little better in most other countries. Sweden, Tidal’s base, was the only country where it entered the top five list for downloaded apps, according to tracking service App Annie. (Photograph/AFP/Getty Images)

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Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan said that money allocated for tax cuts and spending increases in the upcoming budget will be split evenly between the two. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

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An element of risk is inevitable in medicine and, in particular, in high-pressure environments such as the emergency department, even with optimal processes. Photograph: Thinkstock

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Fitch said that the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme is likely to support home price recovery, “partially offsetting the impact of the new mortgage lending regulation”. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times)

The Central Bank’s new mortgage lending rules will likely lower credit growth, but will only have a “limited impact” on home price recovery, rating(...)

Germany’s biggest lender Deutsche Bank said it was seeking to sell its Postbank subsidiary as part of a revamp to improve profitability. (Photograph: John MacDougall/Getty Images)

Deutsche Bank AG plans to reduce annual costs by a further €3.5 billion, cut back its ownership in the Postbank consumer unit and shrink the securi(...)

HSBC Holdings’s shares jumped the most since 2011 in Hong Kong after a newspaper reported that the lender may spin off its UK retail bank and the comp(...)

Ulster Bank said on Monday that it is seeking to engage with about 2,000 mortgage arrears customers. It said it won’t seek to repossess a  home if the borrower engages with the bank and it can agree a solution or outcome. (Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times)

About 2,000 Ulster Bank mortgage arrears customers who have yet to engage with the bank about a possible restructuring of their loan are to receive a(...)

Military drones: The level of automation in military UAVs is becoming sophisticated, and matches the capabilities of elite military pilots. Photograph: US Navy/Jeffrey S. Viano

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Tony O’Dowd of KantanMT.com, which is based in the Invent Building at DCU, says the resources and expertise provided by the Invent team were instrumental in getting the concept off the ground

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 Former chief executive of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) Mike Aynsley. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

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