The Electricite de France nuclear power station in Dampierre-en-Burly, France. The French power utility is the world’s biggest operator of nuclear power plants. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/ Reuters
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In numbers: Imperial profits$4.1 billion: Value to Star Wars creator George Lucas of the deal to sell his Lucasfilm group to Disney at the end of 2012(...)

Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew in Star Wars. George Lucas sold his Lucas film group to Disney at the end of 2012, receiving $2.2 billion in cash and 37.1 million Disney shares.

George Lucas has made a $2.2 billion paper profit on the Walt Disney stock he received in exchange for the rights to Star Wars thanks to the out perfo(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

The Splendida Cruise Ship is the largest ship ever to visit Dublin Port. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:04

As the sun rose on Monday morning, the world’s 11th longest cruise ship, the MSC Splendida, reversed its way up the mouth of the Liffey and into Dubli(...)

A part of the signage at the main gate of The Walt Disney Co. is pictured in Burbank, California. Walt Disney Co reported a 7 per cent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher advertising  sales and affiliate fees in its media networks business and an increase in spending by visitors at its theme parks. Photograph: Reuters/Fred Prouser

Walt Disney reported second-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates, bolstered by improving results at its theme-park and merchandise units in a (...)

Steve Bradley: Steve Bradley’s father, Pat, was Northern Ireland’s chief electoral officer. Photograph: Mark Hennessy

Steve Bradley’s father, Pat, stood at a podium in the King’s Hall in Belfast surrounded by television cameras in 1998 to announce the Belfast Agreemen(...)

At the YouTube Irish Creators Day in Google’s Dublin headquarters were, from left, YouTubers Melanie Murphy, David Nagle and Seán Mclaughlin, and YouTube partner manager Marco Danesi. Photograph: Dave Meehan 2:04

‘Video is killing the internet,” says 17-year-old YouTube creator Eoin Corbett. He means “killing” in the sense of “doing very well on”. And he sho(...)

Star Wars download

These aren’t the downloads you’re looking for. It’s Star Wars, Jim, but not as we know it. While fans rejoiced at finally being able to download all s(...)

A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed into a guardrail, killing a passenger and injuring the driver, police said. Photograph: WFTV via AP

A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed, killing a passenger and injuring the driver.The Florida H(...)

Aircross’ styling is meant to be friendly and unthreatening.

So, following on from the success of the cute little C4 Cactus crossover (shortlisted for European Car Of The Year, recipient of numerous internationa(...)