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15 January 2019 10:57 One-in-four Irish people unhappy in their job

Over half of Irish workers said they have not applied for a new job because they lacked confidence. New research by LinkedIn identified self-doubt as one of the main factors holding people back from a new role. 42% of professionals who were lacking confidence thought they didn’t have strong enough experience, while 40% thought that there were better 132

12 January 2019 14:10 Dozens feared dead in Nigeria as leaking oil tanker explodes

Many people are feared dead after an oil tanker overturned and exploded in Nigeria while people were scooping up leaking fuel. Police spokeswoman Irene Ugbo told reporters that 12 people are dead and 22 badly burned in the blast on Friday evening in Odukpani in Cross River state. Witness Richard Johnson said many people were burnt to ashes, leaving little 89

11 January 2019 17:51 Liverpool legends to take on Ireland XI at Aviva to raise funds for Sean Cox

A team of Liverpool Legends will take on a team of Republic of Ireland Legends in a unique game at Aviva Stadium in a fundraising drive for Sean Cox. Former Reds will line up against an Ireland XI legends team on Friday, April 12. Proceeds raised from the game donated to the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust. A gala dinner in aid of the SupportSean campaign 69

11 January 2019 11:42 China broadcasts ‘thrilling’ pictures from rover on far side of moon

China has broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the far side of the moon, in what its space programme hailed as another triumph for the groundbreaking mission to the less-known part of the lunar surface. The pictures on state broadcaster CCTV showed the Jade Rabbit 2 rover and the Chang’e 4 spacecraft that transported it on the first soft landing 65

09 January 2019 16:05 Amazon's Jeff Bezos to divorce from wife after 25 years of marriage

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has announced that he and wife MacKenzie are to divorce after 25 years of marriage. The billionaire made the announcement on Twitter, saying that the pair will remain "cherished friends". "We want to make people aware of a development in our lives," he wrote. "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving 96

09 January 2019 05:00 Samsung joins Apple to share global revenue pain

Samsung Electronics’ quarterly profit and revenue missed estimates on sputtering demand for memory chips during the last three months of 2018, the same period when Apple saw anemic sales in China. The South Korean company’s operating income fell to 10.8 trillion won (€8.4bn) in the quarter that ended in December, according to preliminary results, falling 90

07 January 2019 19:01 Hubble Telescope captures most detailed image ever of nearby galaxy

The most detailed image yet of a 40 billion star neighbouring galaxy has been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Triangulum Galaxy, located three million light years away from the Milky Way, is one of the most distant objects visible to the naked eye. Under dark-sky conditions, it appears as a faint, blurry object in the constellation of Triangulum 128

07 January 2019 08:28 Saudi woman seeking asylum barricades herself in Thailand hotel

A Saudi woman who says she is fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia has barricaded herself in a Thailand hotel as she sent out pleas for help over social media. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun began posting on Twitter on Saturday after her passport was taken away when she arrived in Bangkok on a flight from Kuwait. The 18-year-old has been appealing 54

06 January 2019 07:45 UK detectives given more time to question London train murder suspect

Detectives in the UK have been given more time to question a man suspected of murdering Lee Pomeroy, and a woman accused of assisting an offender. The 35-year-old alleged killer was held after a manhunt led police to a flat in Willbury Road, Farnham, in the early hours of Saturday morning. British Transport Police said on Sunday morning that investigators 55

04 January 2019 05:25 Coveney cautious on proposal for Cork light rail system

Tánaiste Simon Coveney is keen to see Cork city get a light rail system, but admits the viability of such a project is still under consideration. His remarks will help fuel further support for the city to get its own Luas, a development the government has committed to considering in the years ahead. “What we’ve agreed to in the 2040 plan is that we would 62