US Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaking at the Economics Club of New York earlier this month. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Conservative US supreme court justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican(...)

Workers looking at the broken joists of a fourth-storey balcony that collapsed killing six Irish students and injuring seven others.

The discovery of safety concerns in almost one in five balconies inspected in Berkeley in the aftermath of June’s fatal balcony collapse is a “wake-up(...)

The third album by Elisabeth Maurus documents the folk-rocker’s return to her native ‘Wild West’ (aka the midwest) after a spell living in Califor(...)

A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans.

A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans. Money managers(...)

As part of the friendship series running in The Irish Times this week, we asked Generation Emigration readers to submit their friendship stories. Bel(...)

Sirhan Sirhan reacts during a parole hearing on Wednesday  in San Diego: he was denied parole  after   telling a board  he could not remember shooting Robert F Kennedy  and was therefore unable to confess. Photograph: Gregory Bull/AP Photo

The convicted killer of senator Robert F Kennedy has been denied parole for the 15th time after telling a board that he could not remember shooting Jo(...)

Bruce Springsteen with the the E Street Band at Madison Square Garden in New York on January 27th, 2016. Photograph: Nicole Fara Silver/The New York Times

Both of Bruce Springsteen’s summer concerts in Croke Park have sold out in under two hours on Thursday. Fans frantically scrambled to buy tickets Th(...)

A plan to put driverless cars on the roads without steering wheels or human-operated brakes has been removed, after a US transport regulator indicated  a robot could meet the legal definition of a driver. Photograph:  Getty Images

A significant barrier to Google’s plan to put driverless cars on the roads without steering wheels or human-operated brakes has been removed, after a (...)

Microsoft recently placed a prototype of a self-contained data centre 30 feet under water in the Pacific Ocean. Photograph: Microsoft/NYT

Taking a page from Jules Verne, researchers at Microsoft believe the future of data centres may be under the sea. Microsoft has tested a prototype of(...)

Beyonce performs during the half-time show during the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in California on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Beyonce has confirmed she will perform at Dublin's Croke Park on July 9th this year, just over a month after Bruce Springsteen is due to take the sam(...)