Angela Dorgan, head of First Music Contact and organiser of the annual Hard Working Class Heroes festival. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Angela Dorgan has been called the fairy godmother of Irish music on more than one occasion. As the head of First Music Contact for more than 20 years,(...)

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“These hotcakes are selling like Mustangs!” was the joke du jour in 1964. By the time the eagerly anticipated Ford Mustang was officially made availab(...)

The lithium-ion polymer battery of a hybrid vehicle: demand for lithium’s use in electric vehicles could grow 11-fold by 2025, says Goldman Sachs. Photograph: Seongjoon Cho/Bloomberg

When Douglas Caster was 13 his father marched him to the Teeside steelworks in the north-east of England where he worked. It was meant as a warning. (...)

The Dublin City Rounders country and western duo playing on Wicklow Street, Dublin, this weekend. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

About 4pm in the Bison Bar on Dublin city quays and a likeable, baby-faced Aidan Logan is on a high stool singing his own song, called Can’t Stay Mad (...)

A makeshift memorial for Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier, who was killed during an encounter with Boston Marathon bombings suspects, in Cambridge. Photograph: Katherine Taylor/The New York Times

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been moved to a prison at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, from the hospital where he had been(...)