Some mused that Square chief executive  Jack Dorsey’s double-jobbing at Twitter was making some potential investors nervous. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/The New York Times

What a difference a year makes. Payments company Square may have been valued at $6 billion in 2014, but when it came to the stock market, things were (...)

Darren McCormack and Jennifer Kane in their new pop-up shop in Arnotts. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Jennifer Kane and Darren McCormack may have broken every retail rule in the book: the couple behind Scrumdiddly’s ice-cream shops had never made ice c(...)

Max Schrems was listed as a key speaker at the conference in Brussels, which has now been cancelled due to the security alert. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

A major privacy conference due to be held in central Brussels next week has been cancelled due to the ongoing security alert. The annual European dat(...)

Only two golden eagle chicks were born in 2015 and neither survived more than a few weeks.  Photograph: Mike Brown

Ireland’s population of golden eagles is in a “critical” situation and at risk of starving, the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has warned. The IWT has ca(...)

There is evidence that exposing infants to a wide range of tastes at an early stage will lead to healthier eating later in life. Photograph: Thinkstock

‘Is this one of the worst wrong turns in the history of parenting advice?” was the rather dramatic introductory sentence in a New Scientist article la(...)

Niall Gaffney: Iput’s strategy involves attracting leading global brands. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish property fund Iput plc has let 7 Hanover Quay in Dublin’s south docklands area to global consulting group Accenture on a lease worth €3.65 milli(...)

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(...)

‘A small number of Irish parents have allowed mild and reasonable concerns about the side effects of routine immunisations to spiral into an ‘anti-vax’ mindset.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Any parent who has ever brought a baby for an injection will be familiar with the look of utter betrayal on the little one’s face when sharp needle pi(...)

 Joshua Homme (left) and Jesse Hughes (centre) of the Eagles of Death Metal being interviewed by Vice. Photograph: Vice  Media/PA Wire 0:29

The California rock band that was playing in on the night of the Paris attacks survived the massacre at their concert, but others died seeking shelter(...)

The flag of the Crimean Tartars wrapped around a damaged electricity pylon near Chaplynka village of Kherson region, Ukraine, November 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Hromadske TV/EPA

Crimea was left without electricity supplies from Ukraine on Sunday after pylons carrying power lines to the Russia-annexed peninsula were blown up ov(...)