Ross William Ulbricht: was the physics major from Texas the ruthless mastermind operating the Silk Road website?

The jury took fewer than four hours to convict Ross Ulbricht, the creator of Silk Road, of running a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking operation f(...)

Robert Durst, the subject of a six-part HBO documentary series called “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” was picked up by a filmmaker’s microphone apparently acknowledging his crimes and admitting that he was “caught”. Photograph: Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office/The New York Times

New York real estate scion and accused murderer Robert Durst’s bathroom muttering that he “killed them all” would likely be admissible evidence in a m(...)

Christopher Isaac “Biz” Stone, co-founder of Twitter and Super, speaks during the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg.

How much hot air goes into a festival hosting hundreds of events over five days? Quite a bit, it seems.South by South West (SXSW) began 29 years ago a(...)

In a separate case, after being arrested while living in Texas disguised as a mute woman, Robert Durst was acquitted of murder in 2001 after convincing a jury that he had fatally shot and dismembered an elderly neighbour in an act of self-defence. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters 1:08

Robert Durst, scion of one of New York’s largest real estate empires, has been arrested in New Orleans on a murder warrant issued by Los Angeles Count(...)

“I believe Maíria Cahill. I believe Mr McGahon. I believe there are questions to be answered and Sinn Féin are in a position to answer those and Gerry Adams in particular is,” the Taoiseach said.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says Sinn Féin still has questions to answer on the allegations of IRA sex abuse made by Maíria Cahill and Paudie McGahon and the(...)

KPMG’s Shaun Murphy: “We know Ireland is small and that we punch above our weight, but competition for attention is intense in a very crowded market.”

St Patrick’s week triggers an annual migration of Irish politicians around the globe, donning the shamrock, pressing the flesh and talking up Ireland.(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called for greater economic ties with the city of Austin and Texas more generally in a speech made at the SXSW Interactive event

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has reasserted his position on Ireland’s corporate tax rate saying: “ It will remain at 12.5 per cent irrespective of any pressu(...)

Keep bees: your flowers will bloom more profusely, your fruit trees will crop more heavily and each autumn you’ll have delicious honey to share with friends. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly
40 ways to go green

1. Keep Bees The native Irish bee no longer exists in the wild. It is depending on us if it is to survive the onslaught of the varroa destructo(...)

US president Barack Obama receiving a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House in 2012. The two men will meet again in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Reuters

From afar it is easy to be cynical about the green beer and tweed caps of the celebration of St Patrick’s Day in the United States, but that cynici(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Simon Carswell in AtlantaTaoiseach Enda Kenny started his St Patrick’s Day trip to the United States by telling an audience of businesspeople in Atlan(...)