Pathos and farce: Peter Coonan, Owen McDonnell and Seán T Ó Meallaigh from TG4's Wrecking The Rising

For the most part, this year’s centenary commemorations have been sober and reflective, imbued with that quiet dignity usually only achieved when Ree(...)

Album sales were led by The Very Best of Prince a 2001 compilation of the R&B artist’s hits including Purple Rain and Kiss, which sold more than 250,000 copies in the three days. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The music of Prince soared to the top of the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on Monday after the singer’s sudden death last week, as mourning fan(...)

€16.99: The Binman’s Guide to Marketing by Oisin Browne

Oisin Browne is a marketer who learned much about doing business by working for the City Bin company. He scored a big hit on Amazon with his best-sell(...)

Cashew nut and paneer koftas: one of the recipes in Chetna Makan’s new cookbook

The cast of characters who take part in television phenomenon The Great British Bake Off is as colourful and accomplished as the showstoppers they cre(...)

Phil Healy of UCC in action at the Irish Universities Athletic Association Track & Field Championships 2016 at Morton Stadium in Santry. A video of her performance in the anchor leg of the 4x400m has gone viral around the world. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile.

It’s the one sporting video it seems people can’t stop viewing, and not just for the performance of Phil Healy. Because to put it in its full and prop(...)

A man walks on a red carpet in front of the Gulfstream G650 ER aircraft at Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, China. Photograph: REUTERSAly Song
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Image of the week: Flying carpets Call it a side-effect of watching the The Night Manager, but on first sight, this circle of red seeping out from (...)

Stephen Fry came under fire for the comments he made during US talk show The Rubin Report.

Stephen Fry has unreservedly apologised for remarks which appeared to suggest survivors of sexual abuse should “grow up”. The actor and broadcaster, (...)

The safety tool has been tested in parts of the world since last November but is being rolled out to all Facebook users this week. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Facebook has introduced a new tool aimed at tackling harassment on its social media platform. The feature automatically sends users an alert if it de(...)

Privacy experts said on Monday the council had no statutory basis for the publication of the images and that it had no legal basis for doing so. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It is notable that the Data Protection Commissioner was immediately on the line to Dublin City Council on Monday after it emerged the council had post(...)

British prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

British public life is made up of people who are steeped in the humanities, ignorant of finance and quietly scared by numbers. From parliament to th(...)