Casey Kasem, who has died aged 82, was a man who never claimed to love rock ‘n’ roll but who nevertheless built a long and lucrative career from it,(...)

James Mary O’Connor, principal-in-chief at Moore Ruble Yudell architects: “You can design from a distance but to understand the nuances of a place you have to be there to really get it.”

Although he has worked on multi-million dollar architectural projects around the world, James Mary O’Connor had never toiled professionally in his ho(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid, are escorted by police as they enter the Justice Court of Callao last August. Photograph: Mariana Baz/Reuters

Scottish authorities are considering a transfer application made by convicted drugs mule Melissa Reid who was jailed in Peru last year along wi(...)

A remote-controlled robot from Suitable Technologies, which will initially cost $995, suggesting its potential use as a remote teacher, or as a way for parents to check in with a child from anywhere.

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said his company is experimenting with automation in ways that will “replace a lot of the repetitive behavior in o(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar and Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD with dancers Shauna McCarthy (left) and Lori Hall at the opening of the Tourism 2020 conference in  Killiney, Co Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is no reason why Dublin cannot attract as many international visitors annually as Barcelona, according to Minister for Tourism (...)

 Toronto for a family visit. Photograph: Getty

We have booked to fly to Toronto in mid-May to visit family. We will be flying out of Toronto at the beg(...)

Shirley Temple and Claudette Colbert at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts dinner, in 1935.

Shirley Temple Black, the iconic child star whose 1930s screen performances brightened up America in the darkest days of the G(...)

Dott: Swoon

They hail from the west coast of Ireland, but Dott sound more Santa Monica than Salthill. That’s largely down to many of the songs on the Galway quart(...)

Breaking Bad

Acornucopia of cultural riches this year left us reaching for superlatives. Everything from Breaking Bad on television to Daft Punk in music, Gone Gir(...)

A courtroom artist’s sketch shows convicted mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger in federal court during the first of two days of his sentencing hearing in Boston, Massachusetts yesterday. Bulger was handed two consecutive life sentences plus five years in prison for his crimes today. image: Jane Collins/Reuters

Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger (84) faces spending the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus (...)