Responding to claims that he used the n-word while reciting a nursery rhyme, Jeremy Clarkson told his Twitter followers he had made every effort to make sure he did not use the slur, but realised it might have sounded as though he had. Photograph: Ben Stansall/PA Wire 1:46

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has said he is “horrified” that it sounded as though he used racist language while filming an episode and was “begging y(...)

Bought the T-Shirt: staff at the Derry office of UK content creation company, 360 Production

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Pat Daly, Principal Research Officer, Teagasc, with Liam Kavanagh, MD of the Irish Times; Timothy Brundle, Director of Innovation University of Ulster; Dr Marion Boland, Head of Post Award Programmes Directorate, Science Foundation Ireland; Aidan Gough, Strategy and Policy Director, InterTrade Ireland; Professor Frank Roche, Deputy College Principal, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School,  in the Irish Times Building on Tara Street Dublin for the first round of the Irish Times/ InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2014.  Photograph: David Sleator

The 18 finalists in this year’s Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation awards comprise a varied mix of start-ups, third-level spin-offs, and well-es(...)

Left for dust: A line of Dacia Dusters

Dacia landed on the Irish market last summer in a storm of publicity, touting itself as the ideal brand for a recessionary car market. After all, w(...)