Winners Jane Clarke, Ríona Judge McCormack and Chris Connolly  at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards, in the RHA Gallery on Thursday,  April 28th, 2016. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Ríona Judge McCormack has been named the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2016 at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards in Dublin. Judge McCormack’s shor(...)

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: “Nowadays, standards are different. There’s more acceptance of anything. Why should a story have to conform?”

Pseudonyms are not just for pseuds. They also allow established authors to publish detective stories without confusing the expectations of readers. J(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco. Photograph: Michael Short/Bloomberg

Virtual reality, messaging bots and a strong focus on video are all part of Facebook’s plan for the future as the company In chief executive Mark Zu(...)

David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook, speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco, earlier this year. Photograpr: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Move over Siri and Cortana - Facebook developing its own digital assistant for its Messenger service. The personal digital assistant, called “M”, wil(...)

President Barack Obama with his Game Golf aid at Vineyard Golf Club. Photograph: AP Photo/Steven Senne

Game Golf’s evolution from a wall of post- it notes in Galway to a device President Obama wears on his belt has taken John McGuire on an extraordinary(...)

Throughout her long life, Maigread Murphy, who has died aged 94, was a formidable and deeply influential presence at the heart of Cork’s cultur(...)

Mary Beckett’s reputation as one of contemporary Ireland’s finest writers rests on two collections of short stories, A Belfast Woman and A Literary Wo(...)

The Irish short story “has come alive again and is wriggling and it has about it all the demonic energy (and the undeniable immediacy) of a newborn in(...)

 Pay Pal president David Marcus at the official opening of Ebay’s International Operations Centre in Dundalk yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

When we think of money, we tend to picture the tangible cash in our wallets rather than the intangible balance in our bank accounts. But it’s m(...)

A new eBay facility will be opened by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and PayPal president David Marcus in Dundalk today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has officially opened Ebay’s new European headquarters in Dundalk. The Co Louth facility will be responsible for customer (...)