Chinese industrialist Li Jinyuan  brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France in May – a trip that cost more than €13million – where they formed a record-breaking ‘longest human phrase’, reading ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Côte d’Azur’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

It starts with a pennant flag held aloft by a scarily enthusiastic twenty-something tour guide, skilled in speaking high-tempo Mandarin without pau(...)

Sinead foyle from Co Laois picutred wth her Debs Dress which she bought in Folkster in Temple Bar Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Cometh the summer, cometh the debs and cometh the dresses. As the trauma of the Leaving Cert fades and thoughts turn to fashion and celebration, fe(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

Sorcha asks me if I’d be interested in going to Lecky Picky this year. She actually calls it that as well? I’m like, “Yeah, whatever,” barely even (...)

Clodagh Cogley (21) arrived at Dublin Airport on Friday, six weeks after the Berkeley balcony collapse which left six students dead and a further seven injured.

Clodagh Cogley (21) arrived at Dublin Airport on an Aer Lingus flight from San Francisco at 12.20pm on Friday, six weeks after the Berkeley balcony co(...)

Humans of New York is an art project that began in 2010 when photographer Brandon Stanton started talking to ordinary people on the streets of New Yor(...)

Computer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration. Approval to build a data centre campus in two phases over 10 years in Clonee has been granted

Facebook’s €200 million data centre planned for Clonee in Co Meath has been granted planning permission by Meath County Council. The social med(...)

Teresa Scahill from Dunmore who has won a battle with her bank to honor a  £1,000 lodgement made over 40 years ago by her late husband. Photograph: Ray Ryan

A Galway pensioner has won her battle with Ulster Bank to honour a lodgement made by her late husband more than 40 years ago. Teresa Scahill (89) spe(...)

Benchwarmers.ie aspires to be ‘relevant, timely and cheeky.

Landmark Media Investments has acquired Benchwarmers. ie, a “sports and banter” site that has a massive 492,000 “likes” on Facebook – making it one of(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9 per cent as the social media company sharply increased spending to boost(...)

This  mock “killer robot”  in central London during the launch of a campaign calling  for the ban of lethal robot weapons attracted plenty of attention. But does such an image do the cause much good? Photograph: Getty Images

Do you take killer robots seriously? If not, maybe you should. That’s the argument put forth this week by over 2,000 technology, science and artificia(...)