Loreto Secondary School Dalkey recording the Band Aid 30 song through the WholeWorldBand app. Money raised will go towards Ebola relief in west Africa. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin-based start-up WholeWorldBand has teamed up with Band Aid 30, the 2014 incarnation of the charity supergroup Band Aid, to launch an “ice-bucke(...)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Almost 30 years after pictures of Ethiopian children with distended stomachs were used to raise money by Bob Geldof and Band Aid, the country is growing faster than any other African economy, at an average of 10.9 per cent over the past decade.  (Photograph: Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)

Ethiopia has started marketing a debut dollar bond issue, aiming to take advantage of record demand for high-yielding African debt to fund electricit(...)

Farmer: Shemgie Kulbla, who produces wheat seed. Photograph: Hugh Chaloner/Gorta-Self Help Africa 2:43

Yeshi Endeg was 17 when a group of floppy-haired singers filed into a studio in Notting Hill to record the original Do They Know It’s Christmas? The E(...)

Midge Ure and Bob Geldof attend to record the Band Aid 30 single on Saturday in London. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty Images 4:15

Musicians lamenting the advent of the digital age, which has seen record sales collapse, may have been surprised to hear Bob Geldof piping up his supp(...)

Bob Geldof arrives to record the Band Aid 30 charity single at the Sarm Studios in London on Saturday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA 4:15

Band Aid organiser Bob Geldof said sales had “gone manic” as the reworked version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? became available for the first time (...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams address party supporters during a conference at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has described Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett’s conduct during an incident which saw Mary Lou McDonald’s refuse to leave the(...)

One more time: Midge Ure and Bob Geldof. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

For the past 30 years we’ve been reminded every December that there’s no need to be afraid, that at Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade(...)

A screenshot taken from the ireland.ie video shows references to social media companies that have based themselves in Ireland in recent years. 1:32

A video published last night to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising has been criticised for not including any mention of the uprising or o(...)

 Bob Geldof and Midge Ure at a press briefing to launch BandAid30 in London yesterday. Photograph:  Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

For 30 years it has remained one of pop’s most polarising songs – a track that has raised millions for charity while also being described by Morrisse(...)

Jeremy Lamri, chief executive of Monkey Tie, at the One Young World summit in Dublin: “We bring value to the candidate”

Interviewer: “What would you consider to be your greatest weakness?” Applicant: “Honesty.” Interviewer: “I don’t think honesty is a weakness.” Applica(...)