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Nicole Kidman. Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP/Getty Images

Nicole Kidman, Steven Spielberg, David Letterman and Richard Branson have all claimed to be shy. Shy people are preoccupied with what others think of (...)

Henry Cavill: “Moustachegate is now a thing. My moustache has been immortalised.” Photograph: Tom Jamieson/NYT

Henry Cavill has had a difficult week. You wouldn’t know it. As ever, he looks as symmetrical as Action Man and as immaculately attired as Mr Peanut. (...)

The Irish team comprises 47 student engineers, physicists, computer scientists and designers from DCU, Trinity, UCD, DIT, IT Carlow and Maynooth University.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A team of Irish students are putting the final touches to a pod which they hope will travel at a speed of 540km/h in Elon Musk’s Hyperloop test track (...)

A protestor in the People’s Vote demonstration against Brexit,  June 23rd,  London. Photograph:   Simon Dawson/Getty

Have you been keeping up with the qualms that business leaders have aired about Brexit? Billionaire Michael Bloomberg once said it was “the dumbest t(...)

David Duffy, chief executive of CYBG in the UK and a former chief executive of AIB  Photograph: Bloomberg

Returning AIB to majority private ownership would be the “right” outcome for the bank, its former chief executive David Duffy has told Inside Business(...)

The takeover by Clydesdale and Yorkshire of Virgin Money is set to create the first true national competitor to the UK big five banks. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

The owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks is to take over Virgin Money in a £1.7 billion (€1.94 billion) deal, creating the UK’s sixth-largest bank(...)

McCabes Pharmacy: creating a brand identity ‘builds loyalty and reassurance with our customers’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Most people think of marketing as a process focused externally on consumers – trying to increase sales and customer numbers. However, there is anoth(...)

When it began, Gay Byrne’s ‘The Meaning of Life’ looked like a hobby for a veteran broadcaster. He made it compelling TV

Does He exist, this divine figure we imagine? If so, how does He allow bad things to happen? And what would you say – following a long and eventful li(...)

The state of mind that academics call “chronic unease” is a relief amid the welter of positive blither one hears from the likes of Sir Richard Branson.

I do not live in the countryside and am seldom mistaken for a gentleman, yet every so often I arrive at work to find a copy of the Country Gentlemen’s(...)

Astronaut Chris Hadfield and Frankie Sheahan at the Pendulum Summit in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pendulum Summit, the business and motivational event founded by former Munster rugby star Frankie Sheahan, is expanding to New York. Pendulum has ann(...)

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