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Call for funding: Independent Broadcasters of Ireland chairman John Purcell (right) with consultant and former Newstalk editor-in-chief Garrett Harte. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The radio industry has called on the Government to take “immediate and decisive” action on long-promised broadcasting reforms. The Independent Broadc(...)

David McKernan, managing director of Java Republic,  put the company up for sale late last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Grocery retail and wholesale group Musgrave is in the running to acquire coffee roaster and distributor Java Republic in a deal that could be worth ab(...)

Mick McCarthy:  It’s déjà vu all over again. Not to everyone, mind – Michael Obafemi was two and a half when Mick vacated the position in 2002. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

It’s 2002 and you ask your crystal ball to forecast Mick and Roy’s future. “Mick will leave the Irish job and take over at Sunderland, ” it says, “an(...)

Bob Dylan: news that Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me by Your Name, is to film Blood on the Tracks has filled wise people with fears we are returning to the Dark Aeons

The news that Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me by Your Name, is to film Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks has filled wise people with fears we are r(...)

Students gather outside Stepaside Educate Together National School, Sandyford, Dublin, which was officially opened on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven years ago it was a flimsy prefab with a single teacher and seven students on the grounds of De La Salle Palmerstown rugby club. But a gleaming (...)

A group picture of the British team (starting with back row, left to right) Alf Padgham (selector), Arthur Lees, Jimmy Adams, Max Faulkner, Fred Daly, Dick Burton, Laurie Ayton, Arthur Havers (selector), Commander Charles Roe (PGA secretary) Sam King, Charlie Ward, Charles Whitcombe (non-playing captain), Ken Bousfield, Dai Rees, Arthur Lacey (chairman). Photo: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

It was Friday, September 9th 1949 when the SS Queen Elizabeth docked at Southampton and nine of the greatest golfers in the world disembarked alongsid(...)

Sound of Music (1965)Julie Andrews

In 1965, New York’s critics were in agreement regarding the merits of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music. Pauline Kael described the film as “the sugar-(...)

Manufacturers often refer to the number of kilocalories per serving, but when you check out the serving size it is often quite small

When it comes to ingredients, many popular breakfast cereals get a bad rap given their high sugar content. But what do the labels tell us that might (...)

A photo from Gem Diamonds of a 910-carat diamond discovered at the Letseng mine in Lesotho. Photograph: Gem Diamonds via The New York Times

High in the mountains of a small southern African kingdom, miners have unearthed one of the largest diamonds ever found, a glittering giant weighing (...)

Ignore any nice pictures, flags or products on shelves nearby. The front will have marketing speak. The back has the detail

There is a secret to being a successful food shopper. The first step is to recognise that you are a very desirable creature. You arrive in the superma(...)

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