File photograph of Henry Worsley from Fulham, London, in 2008. Photograph: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have expressed their immense sadness at the death of explorer Henry Worsley, who was on the brink of making his(...)

David Bowie at Slane Castle on July 13th, 1987. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea / The Irish Times

David Bowie’s live performances were something to behold and it’s said that the singer, who passed away at the age of 69 on Sunday evening, had a cer(...)

Richard Brautigan gives the women in his life more than a mere credit: his “muses” are right up there on the front of the books with him, getting equal billing, such as Michaela Blake-Grand on the cover of Trout Fishing in America; San Francisco 1966. Photographs: Erik Weber

“You can’t judge a book by its cover!” – Really? – Who says? I’ve never really understood the above phrase: in my experience you very often can(...)

Noelle Lenihan was second on her debut at World Championships. Photograph by Francois Nel/Getty Images.

As medal hauls go, the one the Irish team brought back from the Paralympic Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, last month was an impressiv(...)

Maureen O’Hara’s coffin is carried at her funeral. Photograph: Marty Katz/Washingtonphotographer.com

Ireland’s first Hollywood movie star Maureen O’Hara was remembered at her funeral in the US as an untameable and fiery spirit who never forgot her Iri(...)

Enjoying lunch at Google’s HQ in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The best things in life may be free but are generous workplace perks enough to persuade you to choose one company over another? That’s certainly what (...)

I ’ve literally never been more proud of my friend, Oisinn. I say it to him as well. I’m like, “Dude, I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud of you –(...)

He is 94 years old on June 10th. He is married to one of the most famous women on the planet (no, not Kim Kardashian) and he costs the British taxp(...)

 Leona Maguire’s form in the US has been so exceptional she has reached the top of the world amateur rankings after three tournament wins in her first season. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman Award for May: Leona Maguire (Golf) and Madeline Perry (Squash) Career-wise, our joint Sportswomen o(...)

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The power of serendipity is hot in business circles. Silicon Valley campuses have been constructed to foster more “random collisions”. One key to cre(...)