Derry’s Declan Mullan in action against Fermanagh during the clash at Owenbeg. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

DERRY 1-11 FERMANAGH 2-4: Four second-half points from James Kielt and a first-half salvo from new-boy Aaron Kerrigan were the key scores as Derry ove(...)

Mind matters: without access to top entrepreneurial talent, struggles with innovation could lead increasing numbers of companies with the capacity to make a huge impact to give up

It was a week before a big innovation conference in Australia in which I was set to debate the negative side of the question: “Would innovation make t(...)

Mantle notes

The mantelpiece is the place to place party invites, position Christmas cards from friends old and new, and leave a nip of whiskey for Santa and so(...)

The spectre of Christmas presents: Think about who you’re buying for and ask if it is worth it. If not, contact them and suggest a joint embargo – in a light, jolly way – and chances are they will be delighted. Photograph: Getty

Advent: ’Tis the season to be Christian – or at least that is what Advent is supposed to be. It has been hijacked by everyone from Homer Simpson to Pe(...)

Derek and Yvonne Nugent and their children Christine (16), Holly (3) and Cian (1) at their home in Monksland, Athlone. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Yvonne Nugent hushes her one-year-old son Cian on her knee as she thinks aloud about her husband Derek’s imminent departure to Syria with the Defence (...)

It’s that time of year again when some of us insecure types like to sit down with a glass of something cheap from a supermarket with a four let(...)