A family handout image of Katrina Dawson. She is one of two hostages who died in a siege at a central Sydney cafe in December. An inquest heard she was   killed by police bullet fragments. 1:56

One of the hostages held during a siege at an Australian cafe last month was killed by a ricochet of at least one police bullet that also injured thre(...)

 Leinster’s  Eoin Reddan (right) spent four seasons at Wasps. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Eoin Reddan understands reinvention. When Munster cooled to him in 2005, Wasps picked up the phone. There were no other offers on the table. He said y(...)

‘Selma’ director Ava DuVernay: ‘This is art; this is a movie; this is a film. I’m not a historian. I’m not a documentarian.’ Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

I went on Friday morning to see Selma and found myself watching it in a cinema full of black teenagers. Thanks to donations, DC public school kids (...)

The Ebay offices in Dundalk. Photograph: Alan Betson
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TODAY Results: Thorntons. Meetings: 2015 World Future Energy Summit (to Thurs, Abu Dhabi, UAE). Indicators: Euro zone current account (Nov); UK Rightm(...)

Major European cities, including London and Paris,  have proposed outrightbans on diesel cars

When Rudolf Diesel, inventor and engineer, plunged to his death from the deck of a cross-channel ferry in October 1913, he left behind a mystery (did (...)

Further studies are planned in the US later this month and soon after volunteers will receive the vaccine in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Photograph: AP Photo

Johnson & Johnson has started clinical trials of its experimental Ebola vaccine, which uses a booster from Denmark’s Bavarian Nordic, making it th(...)

Dov Charney, who had led American Apparel since 1998, earned a reputation for outlandish behaviour and hyper-sexualised ad campaigns

Six months after abruptly removing its founder, Dov Charney, as chief executive, American Apparel chose longtime retail executive Paula Schneider as (...)

Approximately 100 new jobs have been announced in Limerick by a division of medtech giant Johnson & Johnson. Information Technology Shared Service(...)

Author Steven Johnson discusses his new book and TV series ‘How We Got To Now’. Photograph: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images

Disruption is a term that gets used a great deal these days, to the extent that it’s losing its meaning. Disruption is now a marketing fad, a fashiona(...)

Fighting talk: Stewart Baker, former general counsel of the US’s National Security Agency, pulls no punches when talking about whistleblower Edward Snowden and the journalists who worked with him. Photograph: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Guardian News and Media

Stewart Baker is a cheerfully unapologetic apologist for the US’s National Security Agency (NSA). It makes sense that he would be, as he was general c(...)