Kindle Oasis  Although Amazon’s foray into the mainstream tablet market with its Fire was a bit of a damp squib (it was selling them six to a pa(...)

Michael John Shinnick

Michael John Shinnick, who has died of cancer at the age of 62, was the former chief scout of Scouting Ireland for nearly seven years, during which he(...)

It is time that we re-examine the role of teachers and the contribution they make to the formation of our young people

Newly qualified teachers are speaking out about the lack of pay parity for those who have joined the teaching profession since 2011. This gap in pay (...)

Soldiers  from the 53rd Infantry Group  training in the Glen of Imaal.   Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Defence Forces’ 53rd Infantry Group is completing its Mission Readiness Exercise (MRX) in the Glen of Imaal in preparation for United Nations depl(...)

Making a comeback: from city bikes to high-end models, Pelago bikes are beautifully designed with a loyal and growing following

Europe’s cycling renaissance has brought forth a new generation of companies whose back-to-basics bikes – including upright city bikes – promise year(...)

Construction continues apace in the City of London, April 18th, 2016. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

On the website of the Vote Leave campaign is a live sterling figure which slowly ticks upwards. One second it stands at £508,669,966,129, a moment lat(...)

Pamela Newenham:  Consisting of an intense programme of pitching workshops, mentoring sessions and talks with investors, lawyers, journalists, experts and entrepreneurs, Blackbox Connect aims to give participants access to the knowledge and resources of Silicon Valley

For two weeks in February, I moved in with 19 ridiculously talented entrepreneurs in San Francisco. From as far afield as India, Pakistan, Lebanon, F(...)

Activists swim as they try to interfere the deportation of  migrants on board a ferry set to sail for Turkey in the port of Mytilini on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph:  Petros Giannakouris/AP

Two boats carrying more than 120 migrants arrived in Turkey from the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday, in the second round of deportations under the E(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Louise Quinn grabbed the opener in her side’s 5-0 win over Montenegro. Photo: Inpho

Montenegro 0 Republic of Ireland 5 (Quinn 3’, O’Gorman 24’, Littlejohn pen 26’, D O’Sullivan 73’, Roche 84’) The Irish women’s team improved their po(...)

Migrants and refugees protest to have a border gate opened at their makeshift camp in the northern Greek border village of Idomeni on Wednesday. Photograph:  Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission has unveiled an overhaul of the European Union’s asylum policy, in an attempt to share the burden of hosting refugees more eve(...)