Garret  FitzGerald  with Mr Tip O’Neill (right), speaker of the US House of Representatives, and congressman Dan Rostenkowaki  at Dromland Castle, Co Clare in 1984. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

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Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’, has died at the age of 74. Photograph: Getty Images

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An advertisement for Clarks from a bygone era

“Keeping it in the family” doesn’t conjure up the image of dynamic and innovative enterprises and nor do the figures on family- run companies. (...)