James Smith

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The latest official data  suggests that growth in the second quarter will tumble from the first quarter rate of 0.5 per cent close to zero. A recession is defined as two negative quarters

Britain is facing the highest risk of a damaging recession in 12 years and is ill-prepared to cope, the Resolution Foundation said on Sunday. UK rece(...)

If you believed everything that you read in the international music press, you might think that Ireland, and particularly Dublin, is experiencing some(...)

The Dalkey second World War ‘Éire’ sign renovated by Dalkey Tidy Towns. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

At Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, surrounded by prime real estate on one of south Co Dublin’s nicest coasts, it’s hiding in plain view. Just duck off Vico Road(...)

Zaska has committed to the band leader approach on his debut album It Takes a Village. Photograph: Dara Munnis

What Irish jazz enters a soulful pop era? Where Wicklow Why One of the fruits of the prevalence of music colleges in Dublin in the last five years is (...)

Srinivasa Ramanujan, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the last century, wrote unsolicited letters to three leading mathematicians at Cambridge

Do amateurs ever solve outstanding mathematical problems? Professional mathematicians are aware that almost every new idea they have about a mathemati(...)

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Coleman in The Favourite

You could reasonably describe the latest film from Yorgos Lanthimos as his most conventional to date. Then again, you could reasonably describe Das (...)

Speaking at Boston College, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said: “I anticipate that in our drafting of the legislation in order to do the exhumation and excavation of the Tuam site, the issue of ‘is this just for Tuam or is it for other possible sites’ will be addressed.” Photograph: Peter Julian/Boston College

Legislation required to allow for the excavation of human remains at the site of the former Tuam Mother-and-Baby Home may allow for exhumations at the(...)

The headline non-farm payrolls figure was up from a downwardly revised 159,000 (previously 164,000) in April, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed, and beat a forecast of 188,000 from economists

The Federal Reserve looks on track to maintain its pace of monetary policy tightening this year after data this morning showed the US unemployment rat(...)

Rita Tushingham and Paul Danquah in director Tony Richardson’s 1961 adaptation of Shelagh Delaney’s breakthrough play A Taste of Honey. Photograph: British Lion Films Rita Tushingham and Paul Danquah in director Tony Richardson’s 1961 adaptation of Shelagh Delaney’s breakthrough play A Taste of Honey. Photograph: British Lion Films

When Friedrich Engels penned his Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844, examining the wretched conditions of England’s working class slumd(...)

The Beast from the East weighed on the euro zone services sector.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Heavy snow slowed activity in Europe’s dominant service industry last month but with growth still relatively strong, policy expectations for the Europ(...)

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