Dan Harris claims to be 10 per cent happier after five years of searching for something that would calm the yammering in his head. Photograph: Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Buddhists believe that if you are really in tune with yourself and able to live in the moment, all these wonderful thoughts and sounds zing in and (...)

Entertainer Rolf Harris (2nd R) walks with his niece Jenny (R) as he arrives for sentencing at Southwark Crown Court in London today. The entertainer will not face a trial over allegations he downloaded sexual images of children. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters.

Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris will not stand trial over allegations that he downloaded sexual images of children, prosecutors said today.Prosecutor(...)

Flanked by body guards Australian-born entertainer Rolf Harris (C) arrives for sentencing at Southwark Crown Court in London today. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA.

Rolf Harris has been jailed for five years and nine months for a string of sex crimes involving four girls.The 84-year-old entertainer, a family favou(...)

Castlemartin, Co Kildare: a labour of love for Sir Anthony O’Reilly, restored at a cost of many millions from being semi-derelict in 1972.

In July 1983 Tony O’Reilly hosted Henry Kissinger, the American diplomat and former secretary of state to Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, in his belove(...)

Artist and television personality Rolf Harris and his wife Alwen Hughes (left) arrive at Southwark Crown Court in London today. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has arrived at court where he is due to stand trial over a string of indecent assaults.The 84-year-old, accompanied by(...)

Virtual reality has long been talked about but the next generation of devices – the Oculus Rift (pictured) and PlayStation’s Morpheus project, among others – may push that aspiration into reality. Photograph: EPA/Daniel Naupold

Is virtual reality the future? Facebook is certainly betting that it is. The company said it would pay out $2 billion (€1.4 billion) for Oculus(...)

Angela Kerins: has resigned, citing toll of recent controversies on her family and on Rehab itself. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The seeds of Angela Kerins’s exit from Rehab were sown 87 days ago when she went on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland (...)

Leroy Harris, who featured in the cat-killing scene in the hit crime series Love/Hate, has been given a chance to avoid a criminal conviction and a possible sentence for dealing cannabis.

An actor, who featured in the cat-killing scene in the hit crime series Love/Hate, has been given a chance to avoid a criminal conviction and a(...)

MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher who will contest the Midlands North West constituency  for Fianna Fáil. Photograph: The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political Correspondent Bar the late entry into the field of an independent candidate with a national profile (and it w(...)

There’s a compelling melancholy in this second album from New York producer Francis Harris, written as a tribute to his late mother. (The death of (...)