‘My Toms, Converse and other similar footwear just don’t keep my feet dry’

Q I’m emailing you with what I think is the eternal Irish man’s dilemma: waterproof shoes. I’m 29, just finished my master’s and prone to wearing s(...)

Police take control of the barricades set up by pro-democracy protesters at Nathan Road in the Mong Kok district in Hong Kong, November 26th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters/Bobby Yip

Riot police cleared a major pro-democracy protest site in Hong Kong on Wednesday following street clashes.Scuffles broke out as some protesters tried (...)

Policemen extinguish a fire burning a police vehicle near the Ferguson City Hall, in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Alexey Furman/EPA. 1:06

The police officer involved in the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has said he has a clean conscience over the incident. Darr(...)

Facebook has argued that 25,000 users of its social network who joined a class action lawsuit against the company’s data collection practices are not legally capable.

Facebook has argued that 25,000 users of its social network who joined a class action lawsuit against the company’s data collection practices are not (...)

Jonathan Drennan (pictured with Peter Todman): ‘The novelty of constant sunshine can wear thin very quickly when you’re away from your support network and out of work in an increasingly expensive city.’

After seven hours of hearing about Tasmanian dog training laws I just wanted to sleep, even for one precious hour. But my chair mate on Singapore Airl(...)

A grasshopper burger: the UN has been encouraging the use of insects in food, highlighting their nutritional value and affordability. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty

It’s always fun to imagine what we might be eating in the future. Will we sit down to meat that has been grown in a lab? Will there will be a bowl (...)

Bill Cosby’s alleged victims’ drunkenness should be irrelevant to the case

Malcolm Gladwell calls it “creeping determinism”: the name for that knew-it-all-along feeling you get when you discover that a public figure, who w(...)

Social  media enhances our interactions with fellow human beings but also poses great risks. Photograph: Camelia Dobrin/Ikon Images

In the United States, about 30,000 people die each year in road incidents. Roughly the same number are killed by guns. We observe these tragedies and (...)

Pat Kennedy, founder of eTownz

Pat Kennedy describes himself as a social entrepreneur committed to using technology to benefit local communities. An engineering graduate who is fasc(...)

A file photo of Maíria Cahill arriving at the Dáil earlier this month for a debate on allegations of sexual abuse by members of the republican movement. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Maíria Cahill has said more than 30 names of alleged IRA sex offenders have now been given to gardaí. Ms Cahill, who claims the IRA covered up and fai(...)