Three has agreed to waive the balance on a former customer’s account. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A reader by the name of Derek began using 3 shortly after the network set up in Ireland back in 2005 and was paying about €15 each month. “Roughly (...)

Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday during his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

A Detective Garda has denied a suggestion he was so convinced Ian Bailey had murdered Sophie Toscan du Plantier he was “scratching around” for any evi(...)

Oscar winners (left to right): Best Actor in a Supporting Role JK Simmons, Best Actress in a Supporting Role Patricia Arquette, Actress in a Leading Role Julianne Moore and Actor in a Leading Role Eddie Redmayne, in the press room of the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire 2:50

Alejandro G Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), a dizzying tale of Broadway composed as if shot in one continuous take, has wo(...)

A still from SLR by Stephen Fingleton: the story of a pornographer who becomes obsessed with a mysterious, anonymous photographer

Two Northern Irish films have made it onto the long list for best live-action short at the Academy Awards. Ten films appear on the list, from which fi(...)

IDA chief Martin Shanahan’s interview by CNBC “Squawk Box” presenter Joe Kernan.

The New York Times has described the head of the IDA, who endured a bizarre interview on American business television channel CNBC, as an “unlikely vi(...)

IDA Ireland’s Martin Shanahan

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan has been quizzed on American television network CNBC’s popular business show Squawk Box about whether I(...)

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb carries the ball past New Orleans Saints defensive back Marcus Ball. Photograph: Crystal LoGiudice/USA Today Sports.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes to lead the Saints to a 44-23 win over Green Bay yesterday, bringing the Packer(...)

Patrick O’Sullivan from Leap with Taylor the puppy rescued by Coastguard volunteers from the bottom of a mineshaft near Glandore, Co Cork 0:42

A beagle pup that spent two nights at the bottom of a disused mineshaft has been hoisted to safety in a dramatic rescue. Cliff rescue Coastguar(...)

Nevin Spence down on the farm: tragic death in slurry tank accident. Photo: John Dickson

He was all that we want our sporting heroes to be. Nevin Spence was a talented centre with the Ulster rugby team. At just 22 years of age he was on(...)

The Forbes family, an emblem of American wealth and pioneer of business journalism, is giving up control over the media empire it cultivated for almos(...)