Former IFA president Eddie Downey: he was on a package of up to €200,000 a year. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called for the association’s executive committee to stand down. John Donnell(...)

Cate Blanchett: one of the many celebrities who has lauded Lifes2Good’s Viviscal hair supplements range. Photograph:  Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Lifes2Good is facing a potentially bad row over a US lawsuit launched against the fast-growing Galway beauty products distributor by one of its suppli(...)

Photos of  prisoners  are seen in the foreground as representatives of Mitsubishi Materials  apologise to POWs. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Mariko Lochridge in Los Angeles Construction company Mitsubishi Materials has become the first major Japanese company to apologise for using captured(...)

Lafcadio Hearn in 1895

“He is the writer in our language who can best be compared with Hans Christian Andersen and the brothers Grimm” - US literary historian Malcolm Cowle(...)

Damon Albarn and the  Blur who have been confirmed as headliners for this year’s Electric Picnic

Blur have been confirmed as one of the headline acts for this year's Electric Picnic. The former Britpop stalwarts have just released their fir(...)

Lifes2Good Founder James Murphy said the €5 million investment will help the company grow its US and UK business, and  support new product and brand development.

Galway-headquartered Lifes2good is to create 50 jobs over the next three years, following a €5 million investment by the BDO Development Capital Fund.(...)

A man is in a critical condition following one of two separate shootings in Belfast on Friday night.

A man is in a critical condition following one of two separate shootings in Belfast on Friday night. The man was shot in the head at a fast food outle(...)

There are several reasons why so many people tune into or namedrop Tim Sweeney’s weekly radio show on New York’s WNYU. For some, the show’(...)

Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler (above) has been a divil for the side-projects this year; his new band Big Noble launched the video to their firs(...)

Despacio soundsystem: it’s got Dolby noise reduction and everything

Those making the trip to Glastonbury just got an extra sweetener, with the news that James Murphy and Soulwax pair David and Stephen Dewaele are bring(...)