The proposed Chiquita-Fyffes deal is already under threat from a rival all-cash bid for Chiquita from two Brazillian billionaires. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The proposed $1 billion banana company merger between Fyffes and its US rival Chiquita Brands faces a new threat, after shareholders in the US compa(...)

Quarterback Shane Morris (left) of the Michigan Wolverines is helped off the field by Ben Braden during the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers  in Ann Arbor, Michigan, last month. Photograph: Leon Halip/Getty Images

The Michigan Wolverines were trailing the Minnesota Golden Gophers 30- 7 in the final quarter of an American college football last Saturday when the M(...)

George Barrett, the Irish-American civil rights lawyer who led crucial legal battles to combat racial discrimination in the southern United States, ha(...)

Timothy Ray Jones is seen in an undated picture provided by the Smith County Sheriff’s Department in Smith County, Mississippi. Five children between the ages of 2 and 8 were found dead yesterday  near a logging road in Alabama. Photograph: Smith County Sheriff’s Department/Handout/Reuters

A South Carolina man led US authorities to the bodies of his five children in rural Alabama, ending a six-day search that had stretched across the So(...)

Laois rose Teresa Brennan with Dáithí Ó Sé on stage during Rose of Tralee International Festival in the Dome, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus

The Rose of Tralee is usually immune to every passing fad, but this year it has decided to make an exception. Host Dáithí Ó Sé had a bucket of iced w(...)

 Kyle Catlett proposes to then  New Orleans rose Molly Molloy Gambel live on air during the  Rose of Tralee last year. They have since married and are in Tralee for this year’s festival. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

One year on from the day of that live Rose of Tralee marriage proposal, former New Orleans Rose Molly Molloy Gambel and her now-husband Kyle Catlett h(...)

The Infiniti Q30 crossover will share a platform with Mercedes GLA

Renault-Nissan and Mercedes have agreed a joint USD$1-billion investment to open a new shared factory in Mexico. It will be Mercedes’ second major pro(...)

St Paul frontman Paul Janeway was originally headed for a life in the church, which is perhaps why Half the City is downright righte(...)

A mural honouring Frederick Douglass in Belfast.

Frederick Douglass was an escaped slave forced to flee the US in 1845, aboard the paddlesteamer Cambria out of Boston, when his autobiography, Narrati(...)

It takes a while for this mess of an Irish comedy – or drama or musical or something – to spin off the rails, but, when it does, the careering vehicle(...)