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Some gig economy workers are what you might call micro-entreprenuers running their own businessess.

What is the gig economy? Strictly speaking it’s any economic activity that involves the use of temporary or freelance workers. However, it’s become (...)

Commuters queue to cross Mexican border towards the US at the Otay commercial crossing port in Tijuana. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AFP via Getty

As he campaigned for the presidency, Donald Trump promised to build a “big beautiful wall” along the US-Mexico border, claiming it would keep migrants(...)

Exclusive Cigar Manufacturers Ireland  opened in Ballaghaderreen in 1978  and has been a large local employer since. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A cigar-manufacturing plant in Co Roscommon will close in May and move its operations to Sri Lanka with a loss of 38 jobs for the town of Ballaghaderr(...)

My fellow Health+Family columnist Damian Cullen loves the dietary splurge of Christmas, which poses a challenge to his thus far successful bid to lose(...)

 Spanish general Francisco Franco in the 1960s:  the dying Franco became the butt of jokes before his death in 1975. Photograph: AFP/AFP/Getty Images

Solemn music on state radio and television early on that chilly morning of Thursday November 20th, 1975, told Spaniards that Gen Francisco Franco, fas(...)

Warring parties in Spain

The annual State of the Nation debate in Spain, which concluded yesterday, is usually a robust affair. And the claims made, especially by the prime mi(...)

Why did people of the 19th century consider tomatoes to be poisonous? The answer lies in the origin of tomatoes. Photograph: Frank Miller

My elderly American cousin was talking tomatoes as she drove me into Salem to walk the heritage trail and visit the courthouse. Tomatoes were the last(...)