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A young girl holds a sign during an anti-trans fat rally in New York, one of the first places where trans fats were banned. Photograph: Susan Watts/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

The Food and Drug Administration in the US is set to ban artery-clogging trans fats, deeming them an unsafe ingredient. The move, announced in early N(...)

National College of Art graduate Paul Adams played a lead role in creating Google+ and is a former global head of brand design for Facebook.photograph: marc o’sullivan

Websites of the past were built around content, but websites of the future will be built around people. They will be highly tailored, personalised and(...)

Members of Brazilian indigenous ethnic group Javae-Itya use a portable toilet during the XII Games of the Indigenous People in Cuiaba earlier this month.  Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

About 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation, a problem that contributes to countess deaths from preventable diseases, according(...)

Procter & Gamble makes Tide detergent, Crest toothpaste and Pampers nappies.   John Gress/Reuters

Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest consumer-products maker, said profit in its first quarter rose 7.6 per cent as sales of homecare goods and b(...)

Dove deodorant, which is produced by Unilever, the world’s second-biggest consumer-products maker. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Unilever, the world’s second-biggest consumer-products maker, reported the slowest quarterly sales growth in four years as demand for its soaps and sp(...)

Dave Murphy, PM Group chief executive

PM Group, the Tallaght-headquartered engineering and project management company, boosted its sales last year by 10 per cent to €193 million as its mai(...)

I can’t believe it’s not butter: Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando in ‘Last Tango in Paris’. Photograph: AP

This week we’re talking about controversial images on television. I know what you’re thinking. Last Sunday, Irish viewers were subjected to an unexpec(...)

 Wolseley’s strong performance boosted CRH, whose shares added 1.78 per cent to end  at €17.97

European stocks rebounded yesterday as investors decided that the US government shutdown is unlikely to make a fundamental difference to growth.Shares(...)

St James’s Hospital, Dublin, is the planned location of a new national children’s hospital. Photograph: Frank Miller

The HSE is assembling a large development site close to St James’s Hospital in Dublin for possible use as a maternity hospital. St James’s is already (...)

Lowitt takes a sceptical view of green and sustainable efforts of business. For many companies, he says, Earth Day, is simply seen as an opportunity t(...)

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