Sports Direct CEO  Mike Ashley:  Among the many brands he  owns are Carlton, Dunlop, Donnay, Lillywhites, Slazenger, Karrimor, Campri, No Fear, Kangol, Firetrap, House of Fraser and Newcastle United Football Club. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

In a crazy nightmare that spun out of control this week, Sports Direct was confused with direct provision. Two systems that barely meet basic needs an(...)

Click and deliver rules mean click and drive right from your home, and it’s the way of the future. Photograph: iStock

1. It’s DEFINITELY the year to go electric As we move steadily towards the 2030 deadline for the end of new diesel and petrol engine sales, there’s a(...)

The Book of Lismore will eventually be displayed in a treasures gallery that UCC plans to develop in its Boole Library.

One of the most significant Irish manuscripts has been donated by the Duke of Devonshire to University College Cork which plans to put it on display i(...)

Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland employs 7,000.

Japan’s two biggest automakers, Toyota and Nissan, will ask Britain to reimburse them for additional custom charges incurred if the UK government fail(...)

 Florence Nightingale: born on May 12th, 1820.  Photograph: Getty Images

Of the 110,000 British soldiers who took part in the Crimean War between October 1853 and February 1856, about 2,700 were killed in battle, 2,000 othe(...)

The location in Bellananagh, Ballinagh, Co Cavan, where officers investigating the abduction of Kevin Lunney recovered a horsebox in September. File photograph: PA Wire/PA Images

Gardaí investigating the abduction, beating and torture of businessman Kevin Lunney last September have made another arrest. The detention of the sus(...)

Toyota has two manufacturing facilities in Britain, a vehicle manufacturing plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire and an engine plant in Deeside, Wales. The UK manufacturing operation employs more than 3,800 workers directly.

Britain’s car and aerospace industries have led criticism of UK government plans to split from European regulations after Brexit, warning it will cos(...)

Protesters outside a court house in Paralimni, Cyprus, on Monday who believe the judgment is a product of a system that remains insensitive to gender and rape. Photograph: AP

Pressure is mounting on Cypriot authorities to reopen the case of a British teenager found guilty of lying about being gang raped, amid rising anger o(...)

 Cyril McGuinness pictured leaving Dublin District Court in 2014.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

A High Court judge has struck out an injunction application brought by a relative of convicted criminal, Cyril McGuinness, over the seizure of her pho(...)

 The late Cyril McGuinness leaving Dublin District Court back in 2014.  File photograph: Collins Courts.

A sister-in-law of convicted criminal Cyril McGuinness, who died last month after a police raid in the UK, has gone to the High Court to seek the retu(...)

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