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Who ever heard the like? What sort of idiot would believe that a television programme about people watching television programmes would be the least b(...)

Arthur Ryan, second from left,  and Alma Carroll at the opening of Primark’s store in Boston in 2015, alongside Mayor Martin Walsh and  Primark chief executive Paul Marchant. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Leading business figures yesterday paid tribute to Arthur Ryan, who led Penneys-Primark from just one store on Dublin’s Mary Street to a global fashio(...)

People take pictures of sculpture by conceptual artist Ales ‘Maxi’ Zupevc, who claims is the first ever monument of Melania Trump, set in the fields near town of Sevnica, US first lady’s hometown, during a small inauguration celebration on July 5th, 2019. Photograph: Jure Makovec/AFP/Getty Images

A life-size rough wooden sculpture of US first lady Melania Trump was unveiled near her hometown of Sevnica in southeastern Slovenia on Friday. Commi(...)

I’m in the wrong business. Maybe not. Who wants to be a president or prime minister, after all? Or be in love? The latter is for fairytales; the forme(...)

Cobh: Condé Nast Traveler says it’s one of Europe’s most beautiful small towns. Photograph: Gallo/Getty

Cork’s harbour town of Cobh has been named one of the 25 most beautiful small towns in Europe by the international travel bible Condé Nast Traveler. (...)

Former Conservative  MP  Ann Widdecombe   with colleagues from the Brexit Party celebrate it success in the EU elections in London on Monday. Photograph: Tolga AkmenAFP/Getty Images

AUSTRIA The conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz shrugged off 10 days of crisis, and his impending dismissal as chancellor, to finish (...)

 Duncan Laurence, representing The Netherlands, wins the 64th   Eurovision Song Contest in  Tel Aviv. Photograph: Michael Campanella/Getty Images

This is evidently what passes as The Bants in Israel; “Technically, this is our third date, and you know what happens on a third date…” Assi Azar says(...)

Gene Murtagh, chief executive of  Kingspan: Cavan-based energy firm is unlikely to revise its offer.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Kingspan’s €700 million offer for two divisions of Belgian company Recticel has been rejected and the Cavan-based energy firm is unlikely to revise it(...)

Google and other online platforms will have to sign licensing agreements with musicians, performers, authors, news publishers and journalists to use their work online. Photograph: John Taggart/The New York Times

The European Union’s bid to overhaul its two-decade old copyright rules cleared its final hurdle on Monday as EU governments backed the move forcing G(...)

Dublin Theatre Festival: Willie White, surrounded by actors, at the launch of the 2018 event. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin Theatre Festival wants its audiences to get involved behind the scenes by choosing a play for this year’s event. The festival is looking for p(...)

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