Chinese state media and social networking platforms have called for boycotts of major Western brands, including H&M, after statements made by the company in the past about Xinjiang cotton resurfaced online. Photograph: Getty

When Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M said in September that it was ending its relationship with a Chinese supplier accused of using forced labour, (...)

A man walks  in Belfast on Friday. Northern Ireland has reported another 357 coronavirus cases. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A further 10 people with Covid-19 have died in Northern Ireland, the North’s Department of Health has said. The total death toll from the disease rec(...)

Prof Gerardine Doyle, director of UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School: “The webinar will provide an opportunity to reflect on leadership during this extraordinary time of crisis.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Ireland is widely regarded as having responded well to the Covid-19 pandemic due to exemplary leadership in many sectors. Leaders in a range of areas,(...)

Armagh native Paul McCusker who lives in Amsterdam,  which he describes as ‘a beautiful city and very manageable’. Photograph: Robert Severi

Originally from Armagh, Paul McCusker started his career in the family farm business. It was to pique his future career interests and, as soon as he f(...)

The biggest specimens of lion’s mane are in Arctic and north Atlantic waters, and one reason for its abundance off Leinster could be that colder water at the bottom of the western Irish Sea suits successful production from the polyps. Illustration: Michael Viney

Those lion’s mane jellyfish that made the lives of some swimmers a misery last summer were of exceptional size. One stranded bell, stretched flat on a(...)

‘An Engineer Imagines’ examines the life and work of Peter Rice (L)

You wait a lifetime for a documentary on a structural engineer and then two arrive in the space of a few weeks – with both on the same structural engi(...)

The then  British prime minister Tony Blair (L) and taoiseach Bertie Ahern sign the peace agreement April 10th, 1998. Photograph: Dan Chung/Reuters

The 1998 Belfast Agreement is not, at its core, a radical document. It does not foresee a long-term future for Northern Ireland that is anything more(...)

The movie The Hangover: Having one hits work and academic performance.

Thirst, headache, faintness, dizziness, nausea and feelings of general lousiness: the clinical symptoms of a hangover. Other than fling yourself in fr(...)

Pedestrians in Dublin during a heavy downpour recently. Photograph: Eric Luke

If you tire of the grey chill of July, I offer you this cold comfort from the Irish summer. According to traditional theories about the relationship (...)

One-third of all funding to support business in the North by its economic development agency Invest NI between 2011 and 2014 went to Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and the UK government body responsible for boosting the film industry. Photograph: Alan Betson/the Irish Times

One-third of all funding to support business in the North by its economic development agency Invest NI between 2011 and 2014 went to Queen’s Universi(...)

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