The EU report says online selling may have the capacity to reduce the harm caused by drugs as the quality may be better and they are less prone to contamination

Online drug dealing has the capacity to reduce harm for users due to the higher quality of substances sold and less violence associated with criminal (...)

Singapore Open swing: Singapore’s population is about 5.4 million, its landmass is only about 1 per cent of Ireland’s and its GDP per capita in 2013 was $55,000, ahead of our $50,000. Photograph: Paul Lakatos/AFP/Getty Images

You’re a start-up executive and have opened your company in the heart of a strong start-up community. You want to network with other executives, and f(...)

Actor Willem Dafoe in a scene from a Snickers Super Bowl 50 spot. Super Bowl 50, between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, will be played Sunday

From Willem Dafoe in drag to an unlikely Helen Mirren necking a Budwesier, this year’s edition of the Super Bowl - the biggest day in US sports - is p(...)

 Viceland’s  Creative Director Spike Jonze with Balls Deep host Thomas Morton. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

The launch of Viceland is near, and the trailer for Vice’s new 24-hour cable channel makes most other outlets’ programming look lame. The channel, (...)

The Sainsbury’s-Argos combination will have some 25 million customers, operating a chain of about 2,000 stores. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Supermarket group Sainsbury’s and Argos-owner Home Retail have agreed a £1.3 billion (€1.7bn) deal that will create the UK’s largest non-food retailer(...)

The proposed deal would lead to a full break up of Home Retai, as the company agreed to sell Homebase to Wesfarmers for £340 million in January, simplifying Sainsbury’s effort to gain control of Argos. (Photograph: PA Wire)

J Sainsbury has agreed to buy Argos owner Home Retail Group for about £1.3 billion, combining two of the UK’s biggest retailers in an effort to fight(...)

Idris Elba holds his two Screen Actors Guild awards  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV,” Idris Elba joked on stage after winning twice at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where minority (...)

The announcement that Xtra-vision was finally closing will come as no surprise to anyone who has been observing trends in video and entertainment consumption. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It is no consolation to the hundreds of people who lost their jobs this week, but the announcement that Xtra-vision was finally closing will come as n(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: despite inquiries into Apple, Amazon.com, McDonald’s and Starbucks, Ms Vestager insists she is not focusing just on American companies. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

A senior US tax official accused the European Union of unfairly targeting American companies in its crackdown on fiscal deals that has embroiled firms(...)

Facebook said it had 1.59 billion monthly active users as of December 31st – about one in every four people in the world.

Facebook market value soared by $38 billion in trading on Thursday, vaulting the company ahead of Amazon. com after the social networking service’s q(...)