The European Commission has been setting caps on roaming prices since 2007 and says that retail prices for cross-border calls, texts and data have fallen by more than 80 per cent

The EU reached a preliminary deal on Tuesday to abolish mobile roaming charges across the 28-country union by June 2017 and to require telecom operato(...)

Ahead of the Tour of North parade the Orange Order lost a High Court bid to overturn conditions imposed by the Parades Commission including not being allowed to play songs within “earshot” of St Patrick’s Church. Photograph: Reuters

The first major parade of the North’s marching season has passed off peacefully in Belfast. The bands involved in the Orange Order’s annual Tour of th(...)

Apple chief Tim Cook: the company’s 0.9 per cent drop yesterday weighed heavily on the S&P. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The Iseq in Dublin, up 1.3 per cent, le d the charge among European bourses as stocks climbed on optimism a resolution to Greek debt talks is close. U(...)

The late Ian Paisley with former taoiseach Bertie Ahern and the carbine musket (circa 1685) that Dr Paisley presented to him. Photograph: David Sleator

A gun famously presented to Bertie Ahern by the Rev Ian Paisley during a ceremony on the site of the Battle of the Boyne was a loan and not a gift, (...)

Orange’s decision to end its brand- licensing deal with Israeli mobile operator Partner Communications came a day after Orange chief executive Stephane Richard made comments in Cairo that were perceived in Israel as support for the boycott movement. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters

In what appears to be the most significant victory to date for the Israel boycott movement, the French mobile telephone company Orange has announce(...)

Several locations have received more notifications for adverse weather so far this year than they did in the whole of 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It’s official: the wet and windy southwest has endured the wildest weather since Met Éireann’s colour-coded warning system was introduced in 2012.Data(...)

Dried up: the UN Global Pulse unit monitors social network messages from Twitter and elsewhere for early-warning signals of a disease outbreak, crop failure or economic turmoil in a region of a developing country. Photograph: Reuters

The timing and technology are right to bring the power of digital sensing to the poor to improve health, safety and education.That is the driving assu(...)

Vietnamese female soldiers of Liberation Force march during a military parade as part of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City. Photograph: Kham/Reuters

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, was decked out in hammer-and-sickle banners as soldiers marched through the nation’s financial center, 40 (...)

The failure of Stormont to provide Northern Ireland-wide agreements over issues such as flying the union flag or the official use of the Irish language has seen local councils going on solo runs over the status given to British or Irish identity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

You’ve heard it said a thousand times in relation to politics in Northern Ireland: “Politics never changes in this place . . .”But it does. Society in(...)

The deal between Vivendi and Orange would value Dailymotion, a rival to YouTube and Vimeo, at €265 million. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images

Vivendi has entered exclusive talks with Orange to buy 80 per cent of the French telecoms operator’s Dailymotion video-sharing website for €217 millio(...)