Daisy O’Connor (now 6), Holly O’Farrell (5) and their classmates  in their junior infants class in Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Holly O’Farrell started “big school” 10 months ago, her mother, Helen, readily admits she was more emotional than her daughter, who was 4½ at (...)

One online campaign during the Same-sex Marriage Referendum in Ireland build-up was the #hometovote phenomenon, which had huge purchase with emigrants. In its own way, this imaginative innovation was the perfect illustration of the way in which the Yes campaign had captured public imagination and popular support. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

This has been the moment where the social media phenomenon has come into its own in an Irish electoral contest. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, W(...)

Vogue Williams steps in as ‘Jen of the Week’ on RTÉ Two’s ‘Republic of Telly’. The comedy show’s first Snapchat was an attention-grabbing video of Williams sitting on the toilet.

For the latest – and bravest – in Irish media and marketing digital innovations, look no further than the nominations in the Best Experimental Format (...)

Earlier this year messaging platform WhatsApp reached 700 million monthly users, 70 per cent of whom use it on a daily basis. This represents a huge l(...)

Henry Shefflin leaves after the press conference announcing his intercounty retirement. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho. 6:24

It is too early for him to absorb now, but in years to come Henry Shefflin might come to see his final week as a Kilkenny hurler as one of his most ex(...)

Visa Europe has announced a new, more secure way for consumers to pay retailers via smartphones, a move that could set the stage for Apple’s Apple Pa(...)

Emojis at your fingertips

A whistle-stop tour of Instagram, Snapchat or WhatsApp will reveal that when it comes to conversation, the tools of the trade are equal parts emoji an(...)

Bono: “oops” – how Bono began his apology for the Apple stunt in which U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ album was automatically downloaded to iTunes accounts.   Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A is for Adnan Syed. Convicted of the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, the Baltimore man’s case is the subject of this year’s most talked-about investig(...)

Vodafone’s figures are not from a rebirth of its commercial verve but a change in the way its figures are reported

A case of so near and yet so far for Three Mobile, in its attempt to topple Vodafone as the number one mobile operator in Ireland when measured by cus(...)

Social  media enhances our interactions with fellow human beings but also poses great risks. Photograph: Camelia Dobrin/Ikon Images

In the United States, about 30,000 people die each year in road incidents. Roughly the same number are killed by guns. We observe these tragedies and (...)