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# richard-branson - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth

Jul 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 20,300 Views 68 Comments

Professor Tim Jackson says he’s not a technophobe, but that maybe humanity should pay more attention to the planet right now than heading into space.

# richard-branson - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Explainer: Where exactly does space begin?
# Edge Of Space
# Edge Of Space

Explainer: Where exactly does space begin?

Jul 20th 2021, 11:55 PM 21,083 Views 37 Comments
  • Jeff Bezos has flown just above the Karman line - a commonly referenced definition for the boundary between Earth and space.
  • However there is no set limit for the edge of space and experts differ on where the boundary is established.

# richard-branson - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic crew fly to edge of space
# Billionaire Space Race
# Billionaire Space Race

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic crew fly to edge of space

Updated Jul 11th 2021, 4:59 PM 54,768 Views 74 Comments

Branson is the first owner-astronaut to take part in a mission.

# richard-branson - Friday 2 July, 2021

Billionaire Richard Branson set for first space flight with Virgin Galactic
# Space Tourism
# Space Tourism

Billionaire Richard Branson set for first space flight with Virgin Galactic

Jul 2nd 2021, 6:56 AM 16,880 Views 28 Comments

The billionaire businessman will test the ‘private astronaut experience’ during his flight this month.

# richard-branson - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one
# Aid
# Aid

Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one

Feb 19th 2019, 8:49 AM 13,569 Views 20 Comments

The concert will be held on the Simon Bolivar bridge which links San Antonio, Venezuela with Cucuta, in Colombia, where aid sent by the US is being held up and stored.

# richard-branson - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time
# VSS Unity
# VSS Unity

Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

Dec 13th 2018, 10:55 PM 23,047 Views 35 Comments

“This is a momentous day and I could not be more proud of our teams,” Richard Branson said.

# richard-branson - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Virgin Galactic is expecting to launch its first space mission 'within weeks'
# To Infinity...
# To Infinity...

Virgin Galactic is expecting to launch its first space mission 'within weeks'

Oct 9th 2018, 7:54 PM 11,389 Views 16 Comments

Richard Branson says that the company is ‘more than tantalisingly close’.

# richard-branson - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Richard Branson is training to become an astronaut
# Star Man
# Star Man

Richard Branson is training to become an astronaut

May 26th 2018, 11:41 AM 6,680 Views 20 Comments

Branson says he has increased his fitness training by playing tennis four times a day.

# richard-branson - Monday 15 January, 2018

Virgin Trains to resume selling Daily Mail after strong criticism
# Free To Choose
# Free To Choose

Virgin Trains to resume selling Daily Mail after strong criticism

Jan 15th 2018, 5:19 PM 14,313 Views 37 Comments

“We must not ever be seen to be censoring what our customers read and influencing their freedom of choice,” he has said.

# richard-branson - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Conor McGregor squared up to Richard Branson before a brief Twitter spat with Floyd Mayweather
# Mcgregor V Branson
From The Daily Edge
# Mcgregor V Branson

Conor McGregor squared up to Richard Branson before a brief Twitter spat with Floyd Mayweather

Jan 11th 2018, 9:58 AM 10,692 Views 1 Comment

Between this and renting out Funderland, he’s had a busy week.

# richard-branson - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn is going to cheer Tories by being re-elected Labour leader today. He's had quite the year
# Tory Rule
# Tory Rule

Jeremy Corbyn is going to cheer Tories by being re-elected Labour leader today. He's had quite the year

Sep 24th 2016, 6:30 AM 11,338 Views 58 Comments

Unable to field a Shadow Cabinet after losing the support of Labour MPs, he is expected to see off a leadership tilt today.

# richard-branson - Friday 26 August, 2016

Billionaire Richard Branson thought he was going to die after falling off his bike
# Blessed Virgin
# Blessed Virgin

Billionaire Richard Branson thought he was going to die after falling off his bike

Aug 26th 2016, 4:33 PM 37,733 Views 100 Comments

He shared photos of his injuries today.

# richard-branson - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Billionaire Richard Branson has just called out Jeremy Corbyn with a CCTV video
# Virgin On The Ridiculous
# Virgin On The Ridiculous

Billionaire Richard Branson has just called out Jeremy Corbyn with a CCTV video

Aug 23rd 2016, 3:12 PM 44,145 Views 109 Comments

Last week Corbyn sat on the floor of a Virgin train, but the company says there were plenty of seats.

# richard-branson - Sunday 26 June, 2016

How does it feel to pitch to Richard Branson for €1.2m? This Irish company is about to find out...
# Foodcloud
# Foodcloud

How does it feel to pitch to Richard Branson for €1.2m? This Irish company is about to find out...

Jun 26th 2016, 9:45 AM 57,141 Views 15 Comments

Foodcloud’s Iseult Ward is among six finalists who will pitch to the Virgin Group founder for a share of the €1.2 million prize.

# richard-branson - Friday 6 November, 2015

Virgin Media will be hoping for a Richard Branson bounce in Ireland
# Virgin Birth
# Virgin Birth

Virgin Media will be hoping for a Richard Branson bounce in Ireland

Nov 6th 2015, 11:59 AM 18,124 Views 51 Comments

The company shed more customers over the three months before it was officially renamed from UPC.

# richard-branson - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Richard Branson is no stranger to mad publicity stunts. Here are some of his best ones
# Please Sir...
# Please Sir...

Richard Branson is no stranger to mad publicity stunts. Here are some of his best ones

Oct 3rd 2015, 8:45 AM 16,608 Views 15 Comments

It’s all in the best possible taste.

# richard-branson - Thursday 1 October, 2015

UPC customers are now Virgin Media customers - so will our remote controls work now?
# What Will It Mean?
# What Will It Mean?

UPC customers are now Virgin Media customers - so will our remote controls work now?

Oct 1st 2015, 7:30 PM 47,840 Views 54 Comments

Their CEO says they will. But what else will the UPC rebrand mean for existing customers?

Richard Branson rode in on a massive truck and picked up one of our women
# Like A Virgin
# Like A Virgin

Richard Branson rode in on a massive truck and picked up one of our women

Oct 1st 2015, 12:40 PM 25,798 Views 21 Comments

Virgin Media pulled out all the stops for their Dublin 4 launch this morning.

# richard-branson - Friday 11 September, 2015

The secret to building a great business? Hire people you actually want to work with
# Opinion
# Opinion

The secret to building a great business? Hire people you actually want to work with

Sep 11th 2015, 2:48 PM 96 Views 0 Comments

Do as Richard Branson would when it comes to recruitment.

# richard-branson - Friday 28 August, 2015

Goodbye UPC, hello Virgin Media
# Oh Hai Richard Branson
# Oh Hai Richard Branson

Goodbye UPC, hello Virgin Media

Aug 28th 2015, 2:44 PM 31,827 Views 62 Comments

Changes are on the way.

# richard-branson - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Why Richard Branson isn't a good role model for would-be startup founders
# Idol Thoughts
# Idol Thoughts

Why Richard Branson isn't a good role model for would-be startup founders

Jul 29th 2015, 8:00 PM 15,260 Views 23 Comments

Budding entrepreneurs need to have more realistic goals.

# richard-branson - Monday 8 June, 2015

Richard Branson posed naked with a fish and the internet obviously took the mick
# Fish Out Of Water
From The Daily Edge
# Fish Out Of Water

Richard Branson posed naked with a fish and the internet obviously took the mick

Jun 8th 2015, 6:03 PM 4,128 Views 1 Comment

*does double take*

# richard-branson - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Frankie Boyle just dealt a third degree burn to Richard Branson on Twitter
# Burn
From The Daily Edge
# Burn

Frankie Boyle just dealt a third degree burn to Richard Branson on Twitter

Apr 2nd 2015, 8:15 AM 12,250 Views 3 Comments

Well, that’s him told.

# richard-branson - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Richard Branson had to write Gay Byrne's name on his hand to remember who he was
# Handy Reminder
# Handy Reminder

Richard Branson had to write Gay Byrne's name on his hand to remember who he was

Feb 4th 2015, 5:50 PM 37,445 Views 53 Comments

Gay who?

# richard-branson - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

"I respect you enormously normally" - Richard Branson gets testy with Channel 4's Jon Snow
# Face Off
# Face Off

"I respect you enormously normally" - Richard Branson gets testy with Channel 4's Jon Snow

Nov 4th 2014, 8:33 AM 15,847 Views 38 Comments

The Virgin founder was asked about levels of risk at Virgin Galactic.

# richard-branson - Monday 3 November, 2014

Virgin Galactic spaceship broke apart after a descent device "prematurely deployed"
# Space Tourism
# Space Tourism

Virgin Galactic spaceship broke apart after a descent device "prematurely deployed"

Nov 3rd 2014, 9:39 AM 6,634 Views 4 Comments

The initial suspicions come as allegations of poor safety practices are being made.

# richard-branson - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Why Richard Branson prank-called his own company to speak with Richard Branson
# The Customer Is Always Right
# The Customer Is Always Right

Why Richard Branson prank-called his own company to speak with Richard Branson

Sep 20th 2014, 3:00 PM 22,918 Views 8 Comments

Here’s some smart advice for your company from the billionaire.

# richard-branson - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Tweet Sweeper: Which Irish celeb was caught rapid with Superquinn sausages?
# Twitterverse
From The Daily Edge
# Twitterverse

Tweet Sweeper: Which Irish celeb was caught rapid with Superquinn sausages?

Jun 15th 2013, 10:45 AM 2,604 Views 0 Comments

Our pick of the week’s tweets from famous people.

# richard-branson - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

10 rules of 80s wedding fashion as told by celebrity weddings
# Trendalicious
From The Daily Edge
# Trendalicious

10 rules of 80s wedding fashion as told by celebrity weddings

Apr 2nd 2013, 3:23 PM 5,292 Views 3 Comments

More is more, people.

# richard-branson - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Pic: Richard Branson goes green for St Patrick’s Day
# Green Is The Colour
# Green Is The Colour

Pic: Richard Branson goes green for St Patrick’s Day

Mar 16th 2013, 6:00 PM 19,554 Views 17 Comments

The Virgin founder had dyed his beard green for the big day…

# richard-branson - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

British business leaders warn Cameron over risks of EU exit
# UK
# UK

British business leaders warn Cameron over risks of EU exit

Jan 9th 2013, 3:30 PM 5,327 Views 37 Comments

Cameron has expressed a desire to renegotiate the conditions of its membership with the 27-country bloc.

# richard-branson - Friday 4 January, 2013

Feargal Quinn the most admired entrepreneur among Irish SMEs
# Small Business
# Small Business

Feargal Quinn the most admired entrepreneur among Irish SMEs

Jan 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,770 Views 14 Comments

The Superquinn founder and independent senator tops a survey of Irish small and medium enterprises.

# richard-branson - Thursday 27 December, 2012

The Dredge: Rihanna and... Michael Bolton?
# World Of Celebs
From The Daily Edge
# World Of Celebs

The Dredge: Rihanna and... Michael Bolton?

Dec 27th 2012, 8:21 AM 2,487 Views 1 Comment

Also: Did Britney sleep with K-Fed’s brother, who is Mrs RockNRoll, and which One Directioner listened to Jay-Z during Christmas dinner?

# richard-branson - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Nov 24th 2012, 11:00 AM 5,884 Views 15 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

# richard-branson - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Open thread: Do you remember when buying contraceptives was illegal?
# Your Story
# Your Story

Open thread: Do you remember when buying contraceptives was illegal?

Nov 20th 2012, 12:09 PM 15,360 Views 59 Comments

Share your story…

# richard-branson - Monday 19 November, 2012

In aftermath of Savita death, Richard Branson recalls arrest for selling condoms in Ireland
# Savita
# Savita

In aftermath of Savita death, Richard Branson recalls arrest for selling condoms in Ireland

Nov 19th 2012, 6:14 PM 28,911 Views 188 Comments

Branson has called Ireland’s abortion laws “outdated” and called for them to be changed.

# richard-branson - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Virgin to re-think policy on men sitting beside unaccompanied children
# Virgin
# Virgin

Virgin to re-think policy on men sitting beside unaccompanied children

Aug 14th 2012, 4:53 PM 17,959 Views 83 Comments

A public backlash has seen Virgin Australia reconsidering a policy barring men from sitting beside unaccompanied children.

# richard-branson - Monday 2 July, 2012

Video, photos: Virgin tycoon Richard Branson and son set kitesurfing records
# Silver Surfer
From The Daily Edge
# Silver Surfer

Video, photos: Virgin tycoon Richard Branson and son set kitesurfing records

Jul 2nd 2012, 10:34 AM 5,147 Views 4 Comments

The team also managed not to be arrested by the French police…

# richard-branson - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Richard Branson abandons bid to kite-surf the English Channel
# Audacious
# Audacious

Richard Branson abandons bid to kite-surf the English Channel

Jun 30th 2012, 7:45 PM 7,160 Views 19 Comments

The tycoon had hoped to become the oldest person to cross the Channel by kite-surf but had to turn back because his kite was too small.

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