Amazon founder Jeff Bezos: ‘Can you improve upon something as highly evolved and well-suited to its task as the book? And if so, how?’ Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

In a garage outside Seattle 20 years ago this summer a one-time Wall Street trader called Jeff Bezos made a decision that would change the retail w(...)

Spain’s head coach Vicente del Bosque reacts during his side’s  group B preliminary round match against Chile at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: EPA/JUANJO MARTIN

As you may well have been shocked and saddened to learn, Dunphy casually tossed off a few uncharacteristically colourful words during Tuesday’s live (...)

Tinkoff-Saxo’s Nicolas Roche leads the team at the start of their time trial in Stage One of the Giro d’Italia in Belfast. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/William Cherry

Belfast had partied in pink for hours before the Grande Partenza or Big Start of the 2014 Giro d’Italia. But the celebrations unexpectedly turned into(...)

Riders of Sky Procycling cycle during a practice session before the first stage of the 2014 Giro d’Italia. Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA

The Giro d’Italia is underway in Belfast amid large crowds and displays of the race’s emblematic pink everywhere.Thousands turned out for the Grande P(...)

Senator Denis O’Donovan: said that as politicians, they should feel a great shame at what happened to  Louise  O’Keeffe

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Neil Costigan of BehavioSec is a globally recognised expert in security and encryption

A Swedish company with Carlow-man Neil Costigan at the helm is shaking up online security. BehavioSec, a spinout from the Luleå Technical(...)

Alone it Stands will be finishing its run in Limerick this weekend.

Dublin Circus Festival, various locations For fans of the big top, t(...)