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Róisín Murphy: ‘I had to pull me horns in, as my mother would say.’ Photograph: Getty

In a desperately fashionable pub garden in Hackney (“it’s like fucking New York round here now, isn’t it?”), Róisín Murphy is swearily and majesticall(...)

The two newspaper titles owned by Express Newspapers alongside The Mirror newspaper, which is owned by Trinity Mirror. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

The publisher of the UK’s Daily Mirror was cleared to buy rival tabloids the Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! magazine on Wednesday, with the UK gove(...)

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Irish developer Hostelworld in Dublin. He said the company was committed to Ireland. “We’ve been here since 1980. We have a very long-term relationship with the country”.

Despite Apple pulling the plug on a proposed data centre in Athenry after it got bogged down in legal planning rows, its CEO Tim Cook said Ireland is (...)

Alastair Hamilton (left) chief executive of  Invest NI and Patrick McAliskey, managing director, Novosco.

Belfast-based managed cloud provider Novosco is to create almost 150 jobs over the next three years as part of a £20 million expansion. The company (...)

In the Style earns revenues of more than £20 million a-year selling clothes produced by pairing designers with their on-line audience.

Irish investor Causeway Capital has backed on-line fashion business In the Style in its first deal in the UK. In the Style earns revenues of more tha(...)

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey described the agreement as historic and called it a significant step for Ryanair. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Trade union Unite has signed a deal with Ryanair to represent cabin crew based at Belfast and other UK airports such as Stansted and Manchester. The (...)

 Leo Varadkar is expected to frame the plan as part of Ireland’s response to Brexit. Photograph: EPA/Paul McErlane

A major expansion of Ireland’s embassy and consulate network and a pledge to achieve the UN target of donating 0.7 per cent of gross national income t(...)

Carlow management Turlough O’Brien and Steven Poacher. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Manchester Metropolitan University, September 1997 Local band Oasis have just released their third studio album, Be Here Now, the then fastest-sellin(...)

Dave Haslam: 'Mark E Smith always seemed to symbolise something beyond himself'

Studio 54, Cream, CBGBs – some places have delicious mythology battered into their very foundations. The Hacienda, likewise, was ground zero for a Man(...)

Members of the old IRA fire volleys at the funeral, in September 1938, of Edward Keegan, an Irish Volunteer who was dismissed from the advertising department of ‘The Irish Times’ for going to fight in the Easter Rising. The paper has bought his 1916 medal to put on permanent display in the foyer. Photograph courtesy of his granddaughter Joan Pinhorn

The IRA, which carried out a series of bombing attacks in England before the opening of the second World War, had been infiltrated by “ultra-conservat(...)

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