Helen Kelly

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The central hub for Barclays’ European business in Dublin is expected to be fully operational in March.   Photograph: Alastair Grant

Barclays’ expanded European operation in Dublin has made two senior appointments. Helen Kelly, who is managing director and head of corporate banking(...)

The National Association of General Practitioners has described as “profoundly shocking” reports that children were abusing valium in the city. Photograph: Istock

Children as young as 13 are using valium bought online as a recreational drug, according to the city’s mayor. Mayor of Galway Niall McNelis said he h(...)

Fashion tops the list of online purchases, at 59 per cent, followed by electrical goods on 39 per cent and books and stationery at 38 per cent. Photograph: Eva Katalin Kondoros/iStock

Are we facing into a retail apocalypse? The US certainly seems to be; over the past 15 years, close to half a million jobs have been lost in departmen(...)

Finish pruning summer-fruiting  blackberries to encourage them to grow new canes next spring.

Did you know that “dirt” – by which I mean soil – is the new Prozac? It’s all down to a rather remarkable, naturally-occurring soil bacterium by the (...)