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The basement where boxers trained in the Kronk boxing gym. The Kronk was a place that welcomed any kid searching for a purpose or an outlet. Photograph: Getty Images

Paul Dubé was a promising if troubled cruiserweight from Montreal. He’d been knocking around the Kronk Gym for six months, getting used to being calle(...)

A view  of Gurteen beach in Co Galway. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of holidaymakers have potentially been left out of pocket after a Mullingar tour operator ceased trading. RTS Travel Ltd, trading as Explor(...)

Rev Jasper Williams jnr delivers the eulogy for Aretha Franklin at the funeral service for the singer at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Members of Aretha Franklin’s family felt the eulogy for the “Queen of Soul” delivered by a pastor at her funeral last week was “offensive and distast(...)

Singer Ariana Grande performs at the funeral for Aretha Franklin at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

A Detroit church swelled with gospel music on Friday for the funeral of Aretha Franklin, driving mourners to their feet to clap and sing ahead of trib(...)

The viewing of Aretha Franklin’s casket is seen at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Getty Images

The regal presence Aretha Franklin exuded in life is being captured at her viewing, with the late Queen of Soul in a gold-plated coffin dressed in red(...)

Aretha Franklin sings during the inauguration ceremony for  Barack Obama in Washington, January 20th, 2009. The grey hat  is now on display in  the Smithsonian Institution. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Aretha Louise Franklin Born: March 25th, 1942 Died: August 16th, 2018 On a crisp, sparkling day in January 2009, Aretha Franklin stood on the steps(...)

 Republican congressional candidate Troy Balderson gives a victory speech at his election night party in Newark, Ohio. Photograph:  Justin Merriman/Getty Images

Republican candidates backed by US president Donald Trump clung to small leads in closely watched races in Ohio and Kansas on Wednesday, with the nar(...)

Bills, undelivered notices, junk circulars, pizza menus: let’s face it, the stuff on the doormat rarely amounts to anything joyous. Quite the opposite(...)

Start-up Boost recently announced a new partnership with the world’s number one accelerator programme Techstars

Start-up Boost, the pre-accelerator programme for early-stage tech companies, is returning to Dublin shortly with applications now open for those wish(...)

Sony headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Sony on Tuesday reported a record first-quarter operating profit on the back of strong sales of gaming software, giving support to the new management’(...)

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