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Allan Daly (left), who opposes the proposed Apple data centre in Athenry on grounds of  environmental concerns,  with  campaigners who support the project, in Derrydonnell last Tuesday. Photograph: Nuacht TG4

Allan Daly knows how objectionable the word “objector” can sound. The US-born environmental engineer, who is one of two Co Galway residents seeking a (...)

Grace Darcy from Clane, Co Kildare, interacting with the ‘Doomsday Clock’ exhibit at the opening of ‘In Case of Emergency’, the new free exhibition at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin.  Photograph: Mark Stedman

We are poorly equipped for making decisions about catastrophes, argues Pete Lunn, from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). “It’s only (...)

Shoppers reach out for television sets as they compete to purchase retail items on Black Friday at a store in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker /Reuters

US shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak(...)

Republican congressman Joe Barton has apologised to constituents after a photograph   showing him naked with his private parts obscured was circulated online. Photograph: Todd Heisler/New York Times

The heightened scrutiny of sexual impropriety on Capitol Hill in Washington has swept up a senior House Republican who has apologised for a sexually e(...)

The populism that swept Donald Trump into office has not shown it is going to ebb anytime soon.  Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Frank Victor sits at the head of the conference table at Fralo Industries, the high-tech sheet metal manufacturing plant in downtown Erie, Pennsylvani(...)

44 meets 45: President Obama and President-elect Trump in November 2016. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The email arrived the afternoon after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. “Life is never a straight arrow!” its sender wrote in t(...)

Revenues at bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair rose by 9 per cent to £440million in the group’s third quarter, driven by 11 per cent growth in sports revenue. Photograph: Paddy Power Betfair/PA Wire

Paddy Power Betfair hopes that moves to legalise sports betting in the US will boost parts of its business there, the bookmaker’s chief executive Breo(...)

Declan Ganley told Pennsylvania legislators Rivada could roll out a new telecommunications network for the state’s emergency services  in under four years.

Galway businessman Declan Ganley has told the US state of Pennsylvania that his company, Rivada Networks, will create up to 6,000 jobs there if it win(...)

Mary Robinson: respondents’ most admired living Irish people, apart from their own family members,  were the former president, also Bono and Liam Neeson, followed by Gerry Adams and Conor McGregor. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven in 10 younger Irish-Americans say they would be interested in getting an Irish passport, while more than two-thirds believe it’s important their(...)

Estimates of how many died vary from 300 to 800, a remarkably low figure given the ferocity of the storm

The Night of the Big Wind was the most devastating storm ever recorded in Irish history. Known as Gaeilge as “Oíche na Gaoithe Móire”, the hurricane o(...)

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