James Watson beside the sculpture The Double Helix by Brian King, at Trinity College Dublin, in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

The geneticist James Watson is one of the best-known scientists of the modern era. Why is it that his name will probably be one of the few to be kn(...)

Established in 1992, Applegreen has 98 forecourts in the Republic,

Irish fuel group Petrogas is preparing to press the button on an initial public offering of its Applegreen service station business. The Irish (...)

Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of an Amtrak Northeast Regional Train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 13th, 2015. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The Amtrak train that derailed along one of the the busiest US tracks on Wednesday, killing eight and injuring more than 200, may have been struck by (...)

Dubliner Cormac Byrne: “You get to challenge your design capabilities on these kinds of projects ... They really want to do something special and different”

When Dublin-born architect Cormac Byrne starts designing multimillion-dollar homes for Wall Street types in Connecticut, he jokes with clients that(...)

A  handout photo of  New York police department officer Brian Moore, who died on  Monday from injuries received when a man shot him in the head on Saturday. Photograph: New York Times  1:51

A New York City plainclothes police officer who was shot in the head died on Monday, the fifth officer shot dead in as many months amid anti-law enfor(...)

Jason Lee and his wife on their way into the Riverhead Criminal Court House for his trial. Photograph Victor Alcorn

A US judge hearing the trial of the former New York banker accused of raping an Irish student two years ago will deliver her verdict at 11am (4pm Iris(...)

An animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be held captive because they are autonomous, intelligent creatures. Photograph: Thinkstock.

An animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be(...)

Former New York City investment banker Jason Lee walks with his wife Alicia into Suffolk County Court. Photograph: AP Photo/Frank Eltman

Saliva was found on the shorts of an American banker accused of raping an Irish J-1 student but his underwear showed no traces of semen, according to (...)

Jason Lee, 38, a former Goldman Sachs banker, faces a 25-year sentence if convicted of the rape of an Irish J-1 student

An Irish woman has described in court how she summoned up “every ounce of strength” as she tried to resist an American banker accused of raping her in(...)

Liana Kristina Barrientos will be arraigned on felony fraud charges in the Bronx. The fraud, Bronx prosecutors say, is that in 2010, for her most recent union, she wrote on her marriage license that she had never been married before. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The year 2002 was very busy for a young woman named Liana Kristina Barrientos. For one thing, she was married on Long Island, on Valentine’s Day. For (...)