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Alan Sugar and Alana Spencer celebrate her winning the 2016 series of The Apprentice. She will receive a £250,000 investment from Sugar. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

In numbers: Sherry Christmas 10 million Number of bottles of sherry sold in the UK in 2015, less than half the 22 million bottles sold in 2005. The (...)

Fergal Leamy: estimates Irish forestry output will double in the next 10 years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The headquarters of some Irish semi-State companies are fierce ugly. Dublin Bus’s head office on O’Connell Street, for example, looks like the back of(...)

Richie Benaud captained Australia 28 times before becoming one of cricket’s most revered commentators. Photograph: Afp
Richie Benaud Obituary

Richie Benaud, who has died aged 84, was perhaps best known latterly for his work as a global cricket commentator, with his distinctive voice, familia(...)

Former Australia cricket captain and broadcasting legend Richie Benaud has died age 84. Photograph: PA

Former Australia cricket captain and renowned commentator Richie Benaud has died aged 84. He had been receiving treatment for skin cancer since Novemb(...)

 Nick Corcoran (left) and Nigel McDermott of Cardinal Capital in Residence on Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The spectacular Gherkin building is the perfect place to look out on London’s financial world, from the City’s investment banks directly below it to M(...)