Brave New World: has our watchfulness against a frontal attack from tyrants blind-sided us to the threat from within?

A book appeared in 1930 with a fascinating, haunting idea: a pill that replaces all human concerns and inner conflict with a mood of serene conform(...)

Cork-based Voxpro, founded by Dan and Linda Kiely, is expected to announce several hundred new jobs this afternoon.

Business process outsourcing company Voxpro is to create 400 jobs in Cork. The new jobs will bring the Irish company’s total headcount to more (...)

A customer buys an item using her credit card and Square, a mobile credit card reader, at a farmers’ market in Union Square Park in New York

Mobile payments company Square is set to price shares for its initial public offering late Wednesday in what is expected to be a harbinger for how ot(...)

Dublin Airport: 2.3 million passengers in October. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

NYC hotels say Airbnb is costing them millions The battle between New York hoteliers and Airbnb continues with a study that finds the sharing site (...)

Airbnb landlords across Ireland were concerned earlier this year when Revenue issued a note on tax liabilities of landlords. Staff are pictured at  a special meeting for Airbnb hosts to discuss the issue. (Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times)

Ryan Scott says traditional landlords are missing out. The real money is in Airbnb. Scott, 33, figures he brings in half a million dollars a year in(...)

For Airbnb, a defeat in its hometown of San Francisco would have been mostly a symbolic blow

A measure to restrict short-term rentals in San Francisco has failed at the polls , handing a victory to home and apartment rental companies like Airb(...)

BlaBlaCar has 20 million users across 19 countries.

Meet Europe’s latest ‘unicorn’ – the long-distance car-pooling firm that is shaking up inter-city travel across the world. If you feel like chatting (...)

Airbnb: the company is opposing a bid to limit short-term rentals, brought by affordable housing advocates fed up with  San Francisco’s housing stock being used as rentals for tourists while residents face skyrocketing rents and evictions. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Airbnb has spent more than $8 million and hired a top political operative to defeat a San Francisco initiative on the ballot Tuesday that could threat(...)

Washington DC

My husband and I and our teenage daughter are planning a three-week trip to the States in June. We plan to visit Boston, Washington and New York. We w(...)

The Dublin offices are being built in a former warehouse by Bennett Construction to a design by RKD

The new headquarters of Airbnb, under construction in Dublin’s south docklands and due to be completed by February, is to be sold through Savills for(...)