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Glass panels, exposed brick, neon lights and chandeliers at the Red Hen

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Ken Carraher  at his Halloween House of Horrors in Killiney, Co Dublin,  to aid Debra Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

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Apple said it was working “closely with these developers to quickly get their apps back on the app store, while ensuring customer privacy and security is not at risk”. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

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Mind map, with Tony Buzan in the centre, taken from

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Group birthday parties can cut down on presents and reduce the environmental impact of buying plastic toys that are discarded soon afterwards. Photograph: Thinkstock

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Model worker: Arckit helps you plan your construction

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The difficulty is that after you die nobody can get into your social media accounts unless they have your password. And if they do log in, for most of these, they’re actually in breach of the terms of service

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Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal:  is an investor in companies including Airbnb, the big-data company Palantir, the spaceflight provider SpaceX and payments company Stripe, four of the most valuable tech companies in Silicon Valley today. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

The ride-hailing app Uber, the Irish-founded payment start-up Stripe, the apartment rental site Airbnb, and other darlings of the next generation of S(...)

The big one: Snapchat  is now raising money that could value the company at as much as $19 billion. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

What a difference a year makes. Less than 12 months after investors valued Snapchat, the red-hot messaging app, at about $10 billion, the startup is a(...)