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Doomsday-ready: a security guard at the Survival Condo, a former nuclear missile vault in Kansas. Photograph: Chet Strange/New York Times

Ireland is one of the world’s five places best suited to survive a global collapse of society, according to a new study. The others are Iceland, Tasma(...)

John Grant: “We always knew that it wasn’t all sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, right?”

Never afraid to bare his soul, songwriter John Grant retreated from the reality of the wider world by delving into both the warmth and shame of his(...)

Cities in northern England and other areas suffering a surge in Covid-19 cases may have pubs and restaurants temporarily closed to combat the spread of the virus. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Health authorities across the UK believe the normalisation of eating out and drinking in pubs has contributed to the UK’s second wave of Covid-19, tri(...)

William Carr and Sons operates a production facility in Killala, focused on smoked salmon production with sales predominantly to retail

The company behind the well-known Nolans Seafoods brand has been acquired for the second time in six years in a €6.5 million deal. Iceland Seafood In(...)

‘When the economy crashed back in 2008/2009 there was still a bit of business going on. Now there is little to no business going on.’ Michael Doorley of Shandon Travel, Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

During a 46-year career, Michael Doorley, who owns Shandon Travel on Cork’s Grand Parade, has seen many crises: recessions, terrorism, even an ash clo(...)

Liam Tilly in his Christmas jumper outside his house on Bath Avenue in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Liam Tilly is not going mad for Christmas this year. He has ordered only three turkeys: one each for two of his sons, and one for himself. Each one wi(...)

Lorries bound for Europe at Dover Port in Kent: 53 per cent of Irish goods exports with the rest of the world, not including Britain, pass through the UK in terms of volume. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Potential post-Brexit restrictions on Irish freight passing through the UK will be eased after Britain signed up to an international agreement coverin(...)

Iceland Airwaves: Georg Holm of Sigur Ros at the festival in 2012. Photograph: Matthew Eisman/WireImage/Getty

“So you want to make your ideas come to life, is that it?” An innocuous question, perhaps, but one that seems reasonable when you are walking thr(...)

Reykjavi?kurdætur: the sisterhood has developed as a force to be reckoned with

What: Body&Soul-bound all-female group Where: Iceland Why: The recent success of Cardi B in hip-hop, a female MC succeeding in a crowded male sp(...)

A screen shot from Government video promoting Ireland.

As for gifts, it’ll probably be the usual assortment of linen and books and a little something in silver. Or maybe Leo might surprise Donald with a b(...)

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