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American singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams was reduced to tears on Sunday after watching worldwide ‘Happy’ videos on Oprah Winfrey’s chat show. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

American singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams was reduced to tears at the weekend after appearing as a guest on Oprah Winfrey’s (...)

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson.

Iceland’s prime minister has dismissed the chances of British and Dutch savers receiving much from a new $4.85 billion (€3.6 billion) lawsuit s(...)

Lyubov Orlova, docked on Dublin’s quays, in August 2005. Photograph: Daniel Kelleher

A ghost ship full of cannibalistic rats may be headed towards Irish shorelines. The unmanned 1,600-tonne MV Lyubov Orlova has been drifting in the (...)

A file photograph of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik where police fatally shot a person for the first time in the 210-year history of law enforcement on the north Atlantic island. Photograph: Mikko Pihavaara/EPA.

Iceland’s police fatally shot a person for the first time in the 210-year history of law enforcement on the north Atlantic island. Police killed the (...)

A demonstrator shouts slogans as hundreds protest outside the Parliament in Reykjavík in October 2010 over the financial crisis – Ireland can learn from the country’s “Wellbeing Watch”.  PHOTOGRAPH: HALLDOR KOLBEINS, Getty Images

The tragic death by suicide of Fiachra Daly and powerful plea by his partner Stephanie Meehan should be more than enough to awaken in us the reality t(...)

Siobhán McDonald, artist-in-residence at the science building in UCD, at work at Vatnajökull in Iceland, with a team of scientists

Earlier this month, an Irish team of scientists from University College Dublin set off on an expedition to the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland. They(...)

In its recent review of Ireland, the International Monetary Fund, headed by Christine Lagarde, emphasised the need to strengthen market confidence in banks and to restore the creditworthiness of viable small and medium enterprises. Photograph: Alan Betson

The recent IMF review of Ireland’s progress under its bailout programme highlighted the need for “a dramatic shift from the slow progress on re(...)

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