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(...)

Sheffield United’s Marc McNulty is mobbed by team mates after he scored the winner in the Blades’ 1-0 victory over Southamption at Bramhall Lane

Sheffield United 1 Southampton 0Sheffield United reached their second semi-final in a matter of months after once again belying their league status ag(...)

Minister of State Simon Harris: said  Ireland was “very well-placed” to benefit from inclusion in the EU investment plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has submitted more than 70 projects for possible inclusion in the EU’s €315 billion investment plan, with energy, social housing and i(...)

European commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs Pierre Moscovici (left) and French finance minister Michel Sapin at the start of the Ecofin meeting at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Ireland has “nothing to fear” from European proposals to tackle multinational tax avoidance, the Minister of State at the Department of Finance Sim(...)

Ryanair climbed 3.16 % as markets continued to react positively to its launch of a business-class service. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Iseq rose by a solid 0.8 per cent yesterday, as European stocks generally advanced in the final minutes of trading after remaining little changed (...)

Always on: there is always the choice to opt out of the clamour – or so I thought. Illustration: Robinolimb via Getty Images

If you were born before the 1980s, you will have lived as an adult in a world without the internet. Yours is the last generation in history that ca(...)

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis is expected to spend his first months at the retailer listening. Photograph: EPA

When Dave Lewis takes over as chief executive of Tesco in October, following the sudden ousting of Philip Clarke last week, he faces the task of reviv(...)

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(...)