People who are not from Galway sometimes argue that its folk spend too much time parading in huge papier mâché heads. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

How’s about you? Here’s a true story (some details of which have been tweaked). Two weeks ago, I was in Connolly Station waiting for a train to Occupi(...)

The Godmode label played an important role in the Shamir narrative as he went from Las Vegas kid to Ratchet album maker. But there’s more (...)

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Volkswagen cars at the Frankfurt Show yesterday: the car manufacturer has been ordered to recall nearly half a million of its vehicles in the US. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European car industry was shaken yesterday after Volkswagen’s share price fell almost 20 per cent over its admission that it cheated on US emissi(...)

The front page of Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reporting the media group’s acquisition of the Financial Times. Pearson said group aid sales rose 1 per cent to £2.2 billion in the first-half

Pearson, the British group selling the Financial Times in a $1.3 billion deal, increased its dividend and confirmed guidance on Friday despite a dip i(...)

“Ireland’s economic recovery has certainly been identified by the global markets and foreign investors as a source of opportunities, which has led to an increased demand for detailed information and data on Irish companies”

Irish companies grew at more than twice the rate of their European counterparts last year, according to earnings estimates collated by research group(...)

The EPS Group is to create 50 new jobs as part of a €3 million expansion at its plant in Mallow

Two companies have announced the creation of 78 new jobs in Mallow, Co Cork and Limerick with support provided through Enterprise Ireland. The EPS Gro(...)

Strong investment banking results helped boost JPMorgan’s shares to their highest since April 2000

JPMorgan Chase & Co, the biggest United States bank by assets, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit after a decision by the Swiss cent(...)

The gourmet chef from Queens, New York made his rep for raspy, snarky and playful licks with a clutch of champion mixtapes, EPs and the Fuck, (...)

PKN are hoping to be the Finnish entry at the Eurovision: “We don’t want people to vote for us to feel sorry for us, we are not that different from everybody else – just normal guys with a mental handicap”

After a transgender diva and a bearded drag act, a group of middle-aged punk rockers with learning disabilities could be the next performers to cha(...)