US President Barack Obama tries virtual reality glasses as he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) tour Hanover Messe Trade Fair in Hanover, Germany April 25, 2016. Photograph: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Image of the week: Peak virtual Yes, these are the fingers on the nuclear button, but what do they look like viewed in virtual reality? Only Barack(...)

Sir Philip Green: There are calls to strip him of his knighthood unless he volunteers to help plug the £571m black hole in British Home Stores’ pension scheme.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

If Sir Philip Green really thought he was off the hook when he sold the struggling British Homes Stores (BHS) chain to a motley group of investors a y(...)

Troubled BHS was bought last year by a consortium called Retail Acquisitions, headed by Dominic  Chappell, for £1 from retail entrepreneur Sir Philip Green, the owner of the Arcadia retail empire. (Photograph: Tom White/PA Wire)

Philip Green, the British billionaire and a face of the UK high street, is under pressure from regulators and politicians to help plug a hole in BHS (...)

Family sugar audit: Eva Orsmond  with Louise and Ollie Ryan

Next time you see a child with a fizzy drink, you might need to resist the urge to whip it out of their hands while sarkily suggesting to the parent (...)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore with Pharrell Williams: Woolworth’s, with whom  Williams is collaborating, has trade ties with Israel. Photograph: Ruben Spric/Reuters

Concerts scheduled by US pop star Pharrell Williams in South Africa next month face disruptions from pro-Palestine protesters over a promotional deal (...)

David F Ross: ‘The Last Days of Disco is about people trying to make the best of things in difficult circumstances, their daily routines interrupted by unique turns of events that show them all to be fallible but also human.’

In 1982, I was 18 years old; the same age as the two principal characters in my debut novel, The Last Days of Disco. Revisiting this period of my life(...)

One night a month, The House restaurant in Howth clears out its tables and becomes a gallery for up-and-coming artists. John McColgan of Riverdance(...)

 Police and firefighters at the scene of an explosion at the Galleria Shopping Centre in Morley, Perth, Australia. Photograph: EPA

An Irish man has been killed in an explosion in Perth, Australia. Two people are confirmed dead following the incident and a number of others were inj(...)

Malcolm Walker: “We know what we’re doing and we think there is a good opportunity for us in Ireland. It was a no-brainer to come back into the market here.” Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

At 8am on Wednesday morning, Malcolm Walker, the 67-year old extrovert behind the UK retail chain Iceland Foods, jumped into a helicopter at his spraw(...)

Warren Scott (left) of Quintessential Brands Group with Aidan Tallon CFO of  First Ireland Spirits at the announcement of the acquisition. Photograph: Thomas Nolan.

The UK drinks distributor Quintessential Brands plans to build a visitor centre in Abbeyleix following its purchase yesterday of First Ireland (...)