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Dublin-based “super-pirates” Radio Nova and Sunshine Radio were dominant presences in the local radio market in the 1980s. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

On this day 30 years ago, Ireland’s pirate radio stations bestowed an abrupt if reluctant silence on a grieving listenership nationwide. It was eithe(...)

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (left), who died this week aged 65, is pictured with Bill Gates cheering his basketball team the Portland Trail Blazers in 2000. Photograph: File photograph: Reuters

Image of the week: Microsoft two A trip into the picture archives this week to the year 2000: Bill Gates, having recently stepped down as chief (...)

Paul Allen   speaks  in New York, US, in April 2011. File photograph: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg

Had I ever met Paul Allen? Following the announcement of Allen’s death at 65 this week from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an editor wanted to know if I’d ev(...)

  Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen waves as he is honored for his 20 years of team ownership before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Seattle. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist, has died aged 65. His death wa(...)

 Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at the age of 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Photograph: Getty Images

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died. He was 65. Allen’s company Vulcan Inc said in a statement that (...)

In 1939, David Packard and William Hewlett launched Hewlett-Packard out of a 12-by-18-foot garage on a leafy street in Palo Alto, California.  Photograph: Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images

The “young guys founding a company” trope (extra points if in a garage) is one of the most cherished clichés in Silicon Valley. And that’s a problem.&(...)

It is possible ‘to keep the lights on with 100 per recent renewable energy’ while causing minimal disruption to lifestyles, a UK energy expert has said.

It is possible “to keep the lights on with 100 per recent renewable energy” while causing minimal disruption to lifestyles, a UK energy expert has sai(...)

Mark Cummins and Charles Bibby, cofounders of Pointy

Irish retail tech firm Pointy is to double its workforce to 50 by the end of the year as it targets overseas expansion. The company, which was found(...)

The Northern Ireland group that owns crisps and snacks company Tayto has expanded its operations in the UK with the acquisition of a vending company.

The Northern Ireland group that owns crisps and snacks company Tayto has expanded its operations in the UK with the acquisition of a vending company i(...)

Wreckage from the USS Lexington that has been found in the Coral Sea. Photograph: Douglas Curran/AFP/Getty Images

The wreckage of the US aircraft carrier USS Lexington, which was sunk by the Japanese in a crucial second World War sea battle, has been discovered by(...)

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