Huddl founding team (from left) Alan Farrelly, Brian O’Rourke and Sean Byrne. “When people hear about Huddl they are inevitably going to think of Uber for buses,” says O’Rourke. “But while there are similarities, we only use vetted transport operators with public service vehicle operator licenses.”
New innovators: Huddl

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The 52nd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in the RDS. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

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Pilgrims at the summit of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, on Sunday. The annual climb takes place every year on the last Sunday in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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St. Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper  Brendan Clarke with Seán Gannon of Dundalk. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

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Melanie McCarthy McNamara’s godmother, Jennifer Roche, gave an emotional victim impact statement on behalf of the late teenager’s family. Melanie’s parents, Stephen McCarthy and Melissa McNamara, were not in court.

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President Barack Obama  with Janet Yellen at the White House in Washington last week. Photograph: The New York Times

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Sitting the Leaving Cert: if the expected question does not come up, distraught mothers are liable to phone up Joe Duffy. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

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