LinkedIn is hoping that it can attract  blue collar workers like carpenters, electricians, delivery drivers, waiters and joiners.

After a few years out of the workforce to care for his youngest son, Klaus Thorsen spruced up his LinkedIn profile. Not that un­usual, you may thin(...)

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(...)

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed have been handed the first  two spots in the USA list for Sunday’s singles where they will play Graeme McDowell and Henrik Stenson. Photograph:    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

United States captain Tom Watson put his faith in his three youngest players to kickstart his side’s bid for an unlikely Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagl(...)

 Pfizer has approached Actavis to express its interest in an acquisition that could allow the US drugmaker to move overseas and reduce taxes. Photo: Bloomberg

Ireland is back at the centre of the controversy over corporate inversion as it emerged that drug giant Pfizer has approached Irish-headquartered Acta(...)

 Rory McIlroy hits an approach shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the Tour Championship at the East Lake Golf Club  in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

If there was one saving grace for Rory McIlroy – who shot a one-under-par 69 – as he endured a rather frustrating opening round of the Tour Champio(...)

Game of Thrones:  Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth

In a series of suites at the Corinthia Hotel in London, journalists sip coffee and stare at their smartphones. They are here to interview the c(...)

Dylan Richard at the opening day of the Dublin Web Summit at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Anyone who has read Race of a Lifetime will know all (maybe too much) about the backroom political operatives who propelled Barack Obama to the White (...)

Lou Reed

Lou Reed, influential rock musician and founder member of The Velvet Underground, has died aged 71.His literary agent, Andrew Wylie, confirmed that he(...)

 Peter Lawrie   tees off on the second hole during day two of the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. Photograph: by Matt King/Getty Images

Ireland’s Peter Lawrie (70) and David Higgins (72) are both reasonably placed going into the weekend of the Perth International as they try and secure(...)

Connacht’s Gavin Duffy will start against Cardiff on Friday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam will welcome Gavin Duffy and Tiernan O’Halloran back into his starting XV for Friday’s game against Cardiff (7.05pm).The experi(...)