Wayne Byrne and Eoin Casey of OxyMem, overall winners in The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The historic baroque architecture of Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin played host to 3D presentations and a host of high-tech new innovation(...)

 Michael Fassbender. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

As expected, three films dominated when Chris Hemsworth read out the Oscar nominations in Los Angeles at lunchtime. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a (...)

Joe Rey, a grower at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, Colorado, waters marijuana plants at the company facility last night. Proprietors of the first marijuana retailers licensed to sell pot for recreational use in Colorado were busy rolling joints and stocking shelves with their leafy merchandise  ahead of the New Year’s Day grand opening that marks a new chapter in America’s drug culture. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

The world’s first state-licensed marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use to the general public opened for business in (...)

Seán Dougall is the meat in the sandwich as the Munster man is tackled by Connacht’s Craig Clarke and Dan Parks in last night’s game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

MUNSTER 22, CONNACHT 16Munster scorers: Try: Hanrahan; Con: Hanrahan; Pens: Hanrahan (5)Connacht scorers: Try: Heffernan; Con: Parks; Pens: Parks (3)T(...)

Peter O’Toole and Anthony Quinn in Lawrence of Arabia

For many decades, dispute has raged as to whether Peter O’Toole, who has died in London at the age of 81, was really born in Connemara. Many claim he (...)

1: “Mr Charles Stanley, the head of British Electronic Industries (the Pye-Ekco group), Sunbeam Wolsey, Unidare and Pye (Ireland), will soon be bac(...)

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. Photograph:   Richard Clement/Reuters

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak did not suffer a heart attack in his team’s NFL loss to the Indianapolis Colts, defensive co-ordinator Wade Phi(...)

Wattics hopes sales next year will break the €2 million mark after raising cash from a mix of private investors, the State and EU.

Energy software specialist, Wattics, is hoping that sales next year will break the €2 million mark after raising cash from a mix of private investors,(...)

Film review: Captain Phillips

Ever since Paul Greengrass emerged as a feature director with Bloody Sunday and The Bourne Supremacy, we have enjoyed making jokes about seasicknes(...)

Brian O’Driscoll left out of final Lions test in Australia

The Lions went into the first test with a side containing not only this year’s tour captain but the two preceding tour captains as well, in what was a(...)