Proceeds from a Rovio  IPO could help the company fund the ‘Angry Birds Movie 2’, planned for 2019.

The angry birds at Rovio Entertainment Oy could launch an initial public offering (IPO) as early as next month that could value the maker of the Angry(...)

 According to a report published  this year by the National Parents’ Council, almost one-third of parents of primary school pupils said their children could not walk to school because of the weight of their schoolbags. Photograph: iStock

August This is the most stressful month of the year for many parents and back to school cost are all to blame. It is 50 years since the then minister (...)

Pekka Strang as Touko Laaksonen in ‘Tom of Finland’. Photograph: Josef Persson

The cartoonish creations of the Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen – square-jawed, musclebound men in uniform or bondage gear armed with gigantic phalluse(...)

Conroy Gold  shareholder Patrick O’Sullivan at the company’s recent egm. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dissident Conroy Gold and Natural Resources shareholder Patrick O’Sullivan has called for another extraordinary general meeting of the group’s shareho(...)

Dissident shareholder Patrick O’Sullivan shareholder at Conroy Gold at the company’s  egm on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dissident Conroy Gold shareholder Patrick O’Sullivan plans to seek the removal of the company’s founder and executive chairman, Prof Richard Conroy, a(...)

Professor Richard Conroy, the chairman of Conroy Gold at the company’s egm. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Six out of nine directors of Conroy Gold and Natural Resources have been removed from their position following an extraordinary general meeting of the(...)

Jürgen Resch, head of the DUH environmental group

Germany’s much-hyped “diesel summit” has done little to clear the noxious air between the country’s auto industry, politicians and motorists. Opposit(...)

The cosmically nihilistic sci-fi comedy Rick and Morty is back (weekly on Netflix) and Netflix is also producing a fantasy series from Matt Groening, (...)

File image of outgoing  Chief Justice  Susan Denham  in Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Last formal sitting of the Hon Ms Justice Susan Denham, Chief Justice Remarks of the Chief Justice The Supreme Court July 28th, 2017, 10.00am Than(...)

Moomin fans from all over the world are visiting the new museum in Tampare, Finland. Photograph: Photograph: Jari Kuusenaho/Tampere Art Museum

On the walls and in glowing display cases of a new museum in Finland, little blob-nosed creatures potter about their daily lives: gardening and cookin(...)