Mary Berry in Dublin recently. “I know the subject of baking and I’ve just got to be fair, encourage them [the Bake Off contestants] and try to say something nice even when it’s pretty awful”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 4:58

Mary Berry is very polite and very proper. “Oh, I’d never put my elbows on the table,” she says, when the Irish Times photographer asks her to lean(...)

Mr Justice Burgess said doctors reported that Tomas Hornay, whose remorse at killing his friend resulted in a severe decline in his mental condition, could now be safely returned to Maghaberry prison.

An East Timorese man who murdered his best friend after hearing “voices” urging him on, is being returned to prison after being told he must serve (...)

This picture circulating on the internet and social networks allegedly shows Andreas Lubitz posing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in California 1:07

The death notice from the Westerwald Glider Club – headlined “In Deep Mourning” – relates club members’ shock on learning that one of their members(...)

Maximum Media founder and chief executive Niall McGarry says he never makes a business plan for the digital publisher that extends much beyond eight-10 months.

The words “media” and “fast-evolving world of” often appear in the same sentence but what does this mean in practice? Niall McGarry, the Maximum Media(...)

Trend Micro, the cybersecurity firm based in the US, said criminals have developed advanced mobile applications and tools that siphon their victims’ online passwords and contacts to increase the chance that they will pay up

For years, criminals have been tricking people into performing embarrassing sexual acts on the internet, and then blackmailing them with recordings o(...)

Austrian law student   Max Schrems: the case heard on Tuesday originates in an action brought by him against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, in which he asserted the commission should have taken more substantial action when he filed a complaint over Facebook’s handling of his data. Photograph:   Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice heard an Irish case – referred from the High Court – that could have profound implications for international(...)

Realex founder and chief executive  Colm Lyon. Realex can lay claim to being one of the few truly indigenous tech companies to make it big. Photograph: Brendan Lyon/Image Bureau

At 52, Colm Lyon is no wunderkind of the tech world. He has been ploughing away at the e-payments game for more than 15 years. Yesterday, he struck go(...)

Google+ rebranded, not dead

One year ago, chief architect of Google+, Yonatan Zunger, said of the social networking site: “We’ve gone from being a crazy idea to being one of the (...)

Tuesday’s oral hearing at the European Court of Justice was a referral from the Irish High Court on foot of a complaint filed by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

The European Commission has conceded that it cannot guarantee EU citizens’ fundamental right to privacy when their data is transferred to the US.Dur(...)

Anyone hoping for a quiet few hours at Luxembourg’s European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday went home disappointed. What could have been a dry discu(...)