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Denis O’Brien baulked at the prospect of handing over more than 50% of his empire to stock market investors.

Denis O’Brien scrapped a $2 billion (€1.85 billion) initial public offering of his Digicel phone group 4½ years ago, baulking at the prospect of handi(...)

Aladdin: the late Howard Ashman plays a showstopping Prince Ali.

Keep the boredom at bay with singalongs and adventures on the latest streaming service 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) This Oscar-winning ad(...)

Jennifer Jewell: “I see hope and value in a self-sustaining cycle of living with plants, loving plants, learning plants, growing plants, knowing plants, interpreting plants.”  Photograph:  John Whittlesey

  We all have our heroes and it’s not surprising so many of mine belong in one way or another to the world of plants. They include gardeners, de(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson  in the House of Commons: he   said it was right that foreign national offenders should be deported ‘in accordance with the law’. Photograph:  Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn has used Boris Johnson’s personal history to accuse the prime minister of hypocrisy in deporting to Jamaica black men convicted of drug (...)

John Hegarty working on the Saoirse

The last surviving traditional wooden boatyard in Ireland stands outside Skibbereen, on the banks of the River Ilen, and has been captured in a new(...)

Gwyneth sometimes wields an ironic, sceptical smile herself as if to gently indicate that she’s in on the joke

Remind me, is “Gwyneth Paltrow” the name of the host body or the entity that has possessed her? I’m watching The Goop Lab on Netflix, a six-part info(...)

Photograph: iStock

Regardless of your feelings on Santa, anxiety over climate change is real. So with that in mind, we have pulled together a list of a few more env(...)

Recent unrest in Haiti – one of the Digicel’s most important markets. Photograph:  Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP/via Getty Images

Nicole Laframboise, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) economist, didn’t mince her words on Monday when she wrapped up the fund’s latest review of t(...)

Jamaican Scotchies: honours my preconception about Jamaican food

You’d catch the aroma of Scotchies before you’d notice its sign. The smoky, meaty scent emanating from this famous jerk restaurant drifts all the way (...)

Oliver Cromwell. A portrait by Sir Peter Lely in 1657. Photograph: Palazzo Pitti/ Public Domain

As evening descended around him Don Juan Morfa, a captain in the Spanish army, oversaw the hasty construction of an earthwork barricade near the mouth(...)

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