Facebook  chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says his success with Facebook has come  by making plenty of mistakes and learning from them. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Now we know why Facebook is so unafraid to make mistakes, whether it is the company’s privacy stumbles or new products that fail, like Facebook Home (...)

Award-winner Sean McCarter is a former RNLI lifeboat volunteer. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

A Derry sailor is to be awarded a prestigious international award for “outstanding seamanship” after he rescued a fellow crewman who was washed overb(...)

Palo Alto: the city’s chief information officer Jonathan Reichental said: “The start-up acquires timely feedback from government staff that ensures their product meets market needs, and cities get to shape a solution more quickly that works for them.”

An Irish start-up has teamed up with the world’s technology capital, Palo Alto, to launch an interactive tool to allow residents such as Facebook fou(...)

Sarah Griffin, from Dublin to San Francisco: ‘I am happy to have been split between places.’

It is winter again in California. The third winter I’ve been here - the first I’ve not gone home to visit Dublin. The drought that sat in dry, yellow (...)

Eric Rosenfeld, a start-up executive, and Roy Bahat, head of Bloomberg Beta, a venture capital fund looking to stand out from the crowd. It is cultivating a group called Future Founders for people it has identified as likely investment opportunities. Photograph: James Cham via The New York Times

Eric Rosenfeld received a curious email this year explaining that he had been chosen to join a group called Future Founders. “The email came out of th(...)

Furniture is seen outside homes that were smashed by debris flows as a powerful storm that has been lashing northern California moves southward. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

A Pacific storm pounded Southern California with heavy rain and high winds on Friday, triggering a small tornado, flash floods and mudslides that prom(...)

‘On Leaving’: Linda DePaor and Philip Duggan with their son Luca 2:40

In February 2010 I invited people about to emigrate from Dublin for financial reasons to join me to make a portrait. I wanted to photograph them in a (...)

Niall McKay:  in his time in the United States the former journalist has established three Irish film festivals

Irish cinema has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years with the likes of Lenny Abrahamson (What Richard Did), Ken Wardrop (His and Hers(...)

Double Paralympic gold medalist Mark Rohan talking to locals in Zambia during his trip there with Alan Kerins’s Discovery charity.

In a bare-bones classroom by the flood plains of western Zambia last month, Mark Rohan suddenly caught himself off-guard. He and a party of six others(...)

Fancy having dinner with a former monk in New York, eating Pakistani food or watching the preparations for Hanukkah? Immersive dining experiences whil(...)