Fifth-year students from Tallaght Community School preparing for their first contact with  the International Space Station. Photograph: Colin O’Riordan/’Irish Independent’

When students from one Dublin school make radio contact with the International Space Station orbiting Earth today, they will have just between six and(...)

Paul Carrack: “You gotta be happy with what you’ve got and what I’ve got is not too shabby.”

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German chancellor Angela Merkel meets US president Donald Trump on the eve of the G20 summit, in Hamburg, Germany. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel held talks with US president Donald Trump on Thursday ahead of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, in an effort to close widen(...)

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Founded in 1999, Bugaboo’s breakthrough came after one of its strollers was shown on in an episode of hit TV series Sex and The City in 2002, when the character Miranda had a baby

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The gig marks Elton John’s 23rd time to play in Ireland since playing the National Stadium in Dublin in 1979. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Elton John is bringing his Wonderful Crazy Night tour to Live at the Marquee at Cork this Tuesday, making it his fourth time to play this summertime v(...)

Rory McIlroy earned $50m, while Conor McGregor pocketed $34 million to make in into Forbes’s  World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2017 list

Golfer Rory McIlroy and MMA and UFC star Cornor McGregor are among the world’s top 100 earning “celebrities”. Four-time Major winner McIlroy earned $5(...)

Slash performing  at a tribute concert to Freddie Mercury at Wembley Stadium, London, on April 20th, 1992. Photograph: Mick Hutson/Redferns

Twenty-five years ago, Guns N’ Roses were the biggest band in the world. The musicians – waifs and strays who had emerged from the scuzzy Los Angeles (...)