Sarah Griffin, from Dublin to San Francisco: ‘I am happy to have been split between places.’

It is winter again in California. The third winter I’ve been here - the first I’ve not gone home to visit Dublin. The drought that sat in dry, yellow (...)

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush. He  is the first Republican to announce formally that he is exploring a candidacy. Photograph: Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images

Jeb Bush, the son and young brother of former US presidents, has fired up the next race for the White House by announcing that he will “actively ex(...)

Muslim men at prayer as the public lay flowers at the Lindt coffee shop in Martin Place, Sydney Australia on Tuesday.  Photograph: Steve Christo/AP

Australian Islamic representatives have expressed optimism that the Sydney siege will not trigger an escalation of physical and verbal attacks on Musl(...)

The Google changes were introduced a year ago and have been rolled out to all of its language services. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Changes to Google’s search engine has led to a five-fold reduction in searches for images of child sexual abuse, a major London conference has b(...)

Tops for Tweets: Des Cahill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ broadcaster Des Cahill, aka @sportsdes, is the most influential journalist on Twitter, according to the #murraytweetindex, a new ranking by pub(...)

The social media big four of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram offer instant and direct access to potential new supporters with the hope that these will become consumers. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

The growing significance of social media to the 21st-century global football club was illustrated clearly last month when Manchester United’s Ed Wo(...)

Chris Hadfield, the former astronaut and YouTube star who has 1.2 million Twitter followers, will become one of the first authors to try and sell their books directly on Twitter. (Photograph: Commander Chris Hadfield/YouTube)

Do tweets sell books? It has long been a question for publishers and authors, who have started relying heavily on social media to promote books as the(...)

Simply having a frugal Christmas time

  Total savings so far: €4,660 Can we help you save €5,000 a year without draining the colour from your life? We think so. Austeri(...)

Lee Rigby’s killers Michael Adebolajo  and Michael Adebowale. Five months before the murder, Adebowale discussed killing a soldier in a Facebook conversation with an Islamist militant. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

“Blood on their hands”, screamed the headline in the Sun on Wednesday, as the tabloid reported the family of murdered British soldier Lee Rigby said “(...)

Kieran Donaghy: “I remember marching back in 94’ when I was 11 out in Killarney for the replay against the Crokes and that’s where it all started.”Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Aged 11 he had his first feel for what it was to represent the Rockies, the pride of Tralee and so often the pride of Kerry, a much smaller but no dou(...)