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An Irishman imprisoned in the US after being lifted “without warning” by immigration officials after almost 10 years working to secure his citizenship(...)

Jo Nesbo, author of the Harry Hole detective crime novels, pictured on December 9th, 2018. Photograph: Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images

“I didn’t start off planning to be a crime writer” Jo Nesbo tells me, when I ask him what attracted him to the bloody subject which has made his name.(...)

Places and people with no running water or healthcare now have internet connectivity, usually via mobile, making it possible to provide health, education and financial services to even the most remote locations. Photograph; IStock

Smartphones have become part of our lives in a way we couldn’t have imagined a decade ago. For many in the developing world, owning – or at least shar(...)

Facebook’s interest in breaking into digital currencies with libra indicates that the technology is becoming more mainstream. Photograph: Dado Ruvic

Donald Trump doesn’t like cryptocurrencies. The US president took to Twitter to lambast bitcoin and its ilk. “I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other cryp(...)

Saxophonist Tom Caraher kicks off the Triskel Arts Centre’s new summer jazz series at lunchtime on Saturday 20th. 

Saturday, July 13 Rodrigo Almonte Trio Arthurs, Dublin Sometime Dublin-based Peruvian guitarist Rodrigo Almonte is studying for a masters in jazz pe(...)

Macy Gray performs at Razzmatazz in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017. Photograph: Xavi Torrent/WireImage

Saturday, July 13 The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever Fairview Park, Dublin In all your days, how many Cathys dancing around in a red gúna have you (...)

 Facebook HQ in Dublin: Trade tensions between Europe and the US may increase with French tax initiative. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

France’s decision to strike out unilaterally and press ahead with plans for a 3 per cent digital tax on Facebook, Google and other US technology giant(...)

Uniphar chief executive Ger Rabbette with chairman Maurice Pratt. Uniphar floats on the junior stock markets in Dublin and London on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 1,100 pharmacist customers of Uniphar’s drugs distribution business will have a combined stake worth €112 million in the healthcare services grou(...)

Jim Hackett (right), president and chief executive of Ford  and Herbert Diess, chief executive of  Volkswagen are set to develop a closer relationship. Photograph: Getty

The latest dalliance between Ford and Volkswagen can be viewed from several angles. The two auto giants are cosying up to each other, agreeing to pull(...)

Khosbou (7), from Afghanistan, sits at her family’s tent at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants next to the formal camp, over the town of Vathy on the island of Samos, Greece, on June 25th. Photograph: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters

Set against a benchmark of the abuse of asylum seekers and migrants along the US/Mexico border, it would be easy to be complacent about the way people(...)

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