Beyonce and Chris Martin of Coldplay perform during half-time at the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, California. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars performed a set of their chart-topping hits during an energetic and colourful performance at the Super Bowl. The (...)

Musgrave, the retail group that owns Supervalu and Centra, has bought  CJ O’Loughlin. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Musgrave, the retail group that owns Supervalu and Centra, has agreed a deal to buy CJ O’Loughlin, a foodservice industry supplier based in Wexford, f(...)

Zapatero’s government introduced a one-stage ‘express’ divorce law. The incidence of divorce jumped from 51,000 divorces in 2004 to 127,000 in 2007, and eventually levelled off at roughly double the 2004 rate. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

During the last divorce referendum, we were told that it was imperative to introduce a right to remarry. It was claimed that here was a g(...)

Brian Ballard at his retrospective at Rathfarnham Castle

Brian Ballard Retrospective: Paintings 1964-2015 Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin ****   Brian Ballard was born in Belfast in 1943 (...)

Clocks were turned back by  one hour this morning, Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

So, what time is it exactly then? That is the first question many of us will ask this morning on prying open our eyes to a new day and the latest c(...)

As flat as a pancake and nowhere near as appealing, the new album from megastar DJ and producer Avicii is a piece of work with absolutely no r(...)

Musgrave chief executive Chris Martin: unless grocery spending takes off, Musgrave’s only other option for growth is to enter new product markets. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

How do you grow your business in a rather flat market with a legion of hungry, equal-sized competitors all fighting for the same customers? This is th(...)

Musgrave’s 2014 sales were relatively flat while it posted an operating profit from €66 million. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Musgrave, the Cork-based retail group that owns SuperValu and Centra, says it expects to return to profit this year after posting a net loss of €13 m(...)

“Thirty years (to the day) since Live Aid and its model of celebrities backing global campaigns, the approach seems alive and well.”... Photograph:  Terry Thorp

Celebrities seem super-busy backing big causes this summer: One Direction is backing Action/2015, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran are lining up for the Gl(...)

Daft Punk and Beyonce at the Tidal music service announcement in. Jay Z unveiled his plans for Tidal, a subscription streaming service that he said will be majority-owned by artists themselves. Photographs:New York Times.

Some of the world’s biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play’s Chris Martin, and Rihanna are backing Jay Z’s new global streaming music se(...)