Joseph Rodgers, left, and Mick Fleming taking the plunge at the Forty Foot in Sandycove, Dublin on Christmas morning for the annual Christmas Day Swim. Photograph:  Frank Miller

(...) traditional Christmas Day dip - a hot whiskey will never taste so good! The 40 Foot in Sandycove, Co Dublin(...)

Uber’s business practices have come under scrutiny, with some customers alleging privacy violations, as it has grown rapidly around the world in recent months

(...) its aggressive approach to local governments and traditional taxi services.The company’s business(...)

Dash, a programmable robot, navigates its way through a maze of blocks

(...) traditional toy business. The internet is infiltrating just about everything children play with, from balls to(...)

Our capacity for co-operation has deep evolutionary roots and scientists have been studying this in chimpanzees and bonobos (above), our closest living relatives. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) 2014). The traditional explanation of human success was that we aggressively beat off the competition(...)

James Vincent McMorrow. Photograph: Ben Houdijk

(...) act less inclined to the road, The Gloaming, have injected a new energy into traditional music(...)

Tango dancers hold banners for Pope Francis who celebrated his 78th birthday on Wednesday. Tango dancers from around the world gathered in the Vatican to wish the Argentinian Pope a happy birthday. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters 1:39

Popemobile. The Pope repeatedly stopped to kiss babies and even to sip at a glass of mate, the traditional(...)

Sheffield United’s assistant manager Chris Morgan is sent off by referee Michael Oliver as Nigel Clough protests and Southampton’s Ronald Koeman has a go during the Capital One Cup Quarter Final match at Bramall Lane. Phootgraph: Lynne Cameron/PA

(...) his decision to snub the traditional post-match handshake by accusing his opposite number and his(...)

 Katie Taylor pictured at Dublin Airport after arriving home from the world women’s boxing championships in South Korea where she won her fifth gold medal. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

(...) acknowledgement in the same category a year ago.The survey also indicates an increased awareness of non-traditional(...)

E-cigarettes are Paul Nevin’s  livelihood. He is the director of E-Smoke Ireland, which he started online a few years ago before opening a shop selling e-cigaretes in Palmerstown, Dublin this year.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

(...) he thinks e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to traditional smoking.New Year’s resolution(...)

Shirley Higgins, conductor of St Mary’s signing choir, and members of the choir rehearsing at the school in Cabra. Photograph: Alan Betson 3:19

Deaf Girls choir perform the traditional Irish song May the Road Rise Up to Meet You in Irish Sign(...)