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Mark Levins: a key player in the Irish music scene

Mark Levins, who died on Christmas Day, was a key player in the Irish music scene, not only as a well-respected guitarist, but also as a technical wiz(...)

Our smartphones have never been smarter, and there are now apps for managing almost every aspect of our lives, including all sorts of free apps that s(...)

The false imprisonment charges were far beyond what was appropriate given the facts.

What occurred in Jobstown, Tallaght on November 15th, 2014 was a public order event that got out of hand and which could have been dealt with using pu(...)

More than 700 gay rights activists marched through central Kiev on June 12th, 2016 amid a massive police presence. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP

In 2015, Zoryan Kis walked through the city of Kiev holding his boyfriend’s hand while a friend filmed the reactions of people on the street. He was e(...)

 Sinn Féin’s  northern leader Michelle O’Neill (right)  launching  her election campaign on February 6th.  There were queues outside the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland in Belfast, as voters registered or checked that they were still on the register. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Keith Hollywood stood beneath the stairs leading up to the electoral office rolling a cigarette between his thumb and forefinger, the paper just lick(...)

It is always better to come across as a reasonable person who has been wronged, instead of an unreasonable person who is wrong. Photograph: iStock

In Ireland, we’re not great when it comes to complaining. The Americans, the Germans and the Chinese and almost every other nationality you care to na(...)

That will teach me to try and wrangle a six-year-old into finishing his broccoli before leaving home. The brassica has bitten back. Broccoli is like s(...)

Verizon: you are entitled to offset any loss from selling your shares against any capital gains that arise this year or in the future before you incur any capital gains tax bill. Photograph: Mel Evans/AP

I confused the Verizon deadlines. Any chance they’re going to go again or do I just take my beating and trade the disposal at normal rates before Tues(...)

While one might expect shares trading in London to do so in sterling, Verizon trades on the London exchange in dollars. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

We posted the Verizon forms for the low-cost sale of our shares on the same day. The receipts that came back to us showed that all the transactions we(...)

The most recent update says that about 14,600 people who held between one and 10 shares in Verizon have  now sold out.  Photograph: Sean Gardner/Reuters

Back in October, you wrote in a column in The Irish Times about “Verizon investors offered low-cost deal” and you mentioned that letters would be sent(...)

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