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 UCD “slutwalk”: sexual consent can never be implied by a person’s clothing. Photograph: Gráinne Loughran

Like most students at UCD, Darragh Miller contributes to the daily hive of smartphone activity on campus. There are dozens of helpful Facebook groups(...)

Liberty Global has built a commanding position on the continent, snapping up Virgin Media in the UK, Ziggo in the Netherlands, TV3 in Ireland, and Unitymedia, Germany’s second largest cable operator.

John Malone, the “cable cowboy”, lassoed another blockbuster deal this month when his Liberty Global agreed a $5.4 billion (€5.1 billion) takeover of (...)

Raymond Carver called it “smoked-glass prose”, writing that is blurry or not clear in sentiment. It is the downfall of many novice writers, and som(...)

Masked protesters are stopped by a police line during the Million Mask March on Thursday night  in London. The annual anti-establishment protest is organised by activist group Anonymous. Photograph: Getty

Three police officers are being treated in hospital after being injured during an anti-capitalist march in central London. The Metropolitan Police sai(...)

Ever get the feeling that you’re living in an unjust world, fighting an unwinnable fight against an unstoppable force? This is the prevailing worldvie(...)

Customers won’t be able to see such movies as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or World War Z on Netflix after the Epix  contract ends at the end of September. Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

US movie streaming company Netflix won’t renew its contract with cable network Epix, preferring to develop original movies rather than stick with f(...)

Actor Paula Patton during the nomination announcements for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. Photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

There were no enormous shocks when the Golden Globes were announced this morning in Los Angeles. Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu’s Birdman, featuring Mich(...)

Merchandising wars: Christmas shoppers get into the spirit of Black Friday on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was sedately busy on Dublin’s Henry Street, as shop workers relished being “rushed off their feet” after spending a long and recessionary time k(...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman will return for extended cameos in the last two Hunger Games films, but his lead turn in Anton Corbijn’s take on a 2008 John(...)

US broadcaster Barbara Walters interviews Peter Rodger, father of gunman Elliot Rodger. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Rowell/ABC

The father of student Elliot Rodger, who murdered six people and injured 13 others in a mass killing in California last month, said that his son ha(...)

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