‘We assumed that people on Twitter had little time and they retweeted the most recent thing they saw, and we didn’t need to assume that some people have more followers’

How does a meme, or idea, spread on Twitter? Researchers at the University of Limerick used a mathematical model to look at how information gets retwe(...)

Laundrette owner James Gleeson, whose body was found in the rubble following the explosion in Killarney. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The body of a Killarney man was removed yesterday from the wreckage of his laundrette in the town centre after a massive explosion demolished the buil(...)