Ross W Ulbricht, the founder of Silk Road, a notorious online marketplace for the sale of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other illegal drugs, was sentenced (...)

 Seán Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea at their home in Ballsbridge back in 2008. Photograph: Derek Speirs

Property developer Sean Dunne thought that by filing for bankruptcy in his new home in the United States in March 2013, he was preempting Ulster Bank’(...)

 Wilbur Ross: The New York investor  sold a 5.5 % stake in Bank of Ireland for €477 million in June 2014, three years after buying into the lender. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Billionaire US investor Wilbur Ross, who almost tripled his money on his bottom- of- the- cycle investment in Bank of Ireland, has ruled out buying i(...)

Emily Dickinson: Miss Emily by Nuala Ní Chonchúir, above, (August, Sandstone) looks at the life of the famously reclusive poet through the eyes of 18-year-old Ada Concannon, her Irish maid. Photograph: Emilia Krysztofiak

Things We Have in Common, Tasha Kavanagh (May, Canongate) Yasmin Laksaris is the obese teenage narrator of the English author Tasha Kavanagh’s (...)

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(...)

David Wildstein, former executive of the  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is to plead guilty to charges stemming from the ‘Bridgegate’ scandal. Mr Wildstein is a close ally of New Jersey governor  Chris Christie, who is expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

A close ally of Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor whom many expect to run for the Republican presidential nomination, has told a federal judge t(...)

Detail from Sir Peter Paul Rubens’s  Portrait of a Bearded Man, which is estimated at £2-3£ million in the auction.

“Old master” paintings worth millions of euro from the Beit Collection at Russborough House, Co Wicklow, are to be sold by auction at Christie’s in Lo(...)

Former Goldman Sachs banker Jason Lee arrives  at Suffolk County Court with his wife Alicia on Wednesday afternoon for the  verdict in his trial for rape. He was found not guilty.  Photograph: Simon Carswell

A former Goldman Sachs banker has been acquitted of raping an Irish J-1 student at a summer party in the Hamptons in August 2013.New York State Judge (...)

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 Irish man was killed in an incident on a construction site in NewYork on Friday. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images.

Tributes have been paid to an Irish man who was killed in an incident on a construction site in New York on Friday. Trevor Loftus (40), or(...)