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A  vintage video game. The gaming world has travelled some distance since the 1980s

It is as plain as the Ronnie Drew beards on their young faces, the milk bottles doubling as jugs on the tables of their achingly hip coffee shops, the(...)

 Swedish clothing company H&M (Hennes and Mauritz) has add a new format selling marked-down merchandise.   Photograph: Focke Strangmann/EPA
H&M to close 170 stores this year

The number of store closures by Hennes and Mauritz AB will surge to the highest level in at least two decades this year as the Swedish fashion giant t(...)

Caroline Sweeney with her daughters, Jamie and Zara

The funeral has taken place of a Cork mother who made an emotional appeal earlier this year for help to battle a rare form of cancer . Caroline Swee(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Anne Rabbitte has moved a Bill to provide for 26 weeks’ paid maternity leave for councillors. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Paid maternity leave may be introduced for local authority councillors under proposals being examined by the Government. Currently councillors are p(...)

This season’s style is more tailored, influenced by looks such as Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, in TV drama ‘Scandal’.
Cutting a dash with workwear

If you thought you could wing it and look the business without updating your wardrobe this season – you are sadly mistaken. Last year’s leftovers will(...)

Honor reminds me of one of those shop girls who can chat away happily to the girl working at the next till while at the same time acting like a complete focker to actual customers.

It’s weird. It’s like Honor’s had some kind of, I don’t know, personality transplant? She’s smiling, for storters. And I literally haven’t seen that h(...)

Karen Weeks taking in the sights at Lake Victoria on her solo cycling trip across Canada.

When Dr Karen Weekes rocked up to the reception of a five-star hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia just before midnight a few weeks ago, she knew it might b(...)

From left: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, tennis player Novak Djokovic and fashion designer Victoria Beckham are all vocal supporters of a grain-free diet. Composite: Irish Times Premedia Department

It’s hard to imagine a high-street fashion chain selling something that jokily referenced irritable bowel syndrome or a nut allergy. Yet last year, Za(...)

Sebastian Siemiatkowski, chief executive officer and co-founder of Klarna AB: “We want to be part of reshaping the retail banking industry.” Photograph: Bloomberg

Klarna has become the largest European fintech company to secure a banking licence, with the Swedish group saying it wants to become a Ryanair-type lo(...)

People watch from Latimer Road Station at the smoking 24-storey  Grenfell Tower block in Latimer Road, West London. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Witnesses to the deadly fire at Grenfell Tower in London have been giving traumatic accounts of desperate attempts made by residents to flee the flame(...)

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