The difficulty is that after you die nobody can get into your social media accounts unless they have your password. And if they do log in, for most of these, they’re actually in breach of the terms of service

In 2005, a motorcycle accident took the life of 22-year-old Nebraskan Loren Williams. In an effort to find out more about her son’s life, Karen Wil(...)

Peter Swanson: ‘Goldfinger by Ian Fleming... was the first adult book I read. It was filled with sex and violence and it was a real page turner. I thought: Where can I get more books like this?’

Peter Swanson is the author of two novels, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, and The Kind Worth Killing (Faber & Faber, £14.99). His poems, st(...)

Tourists on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Magic Kingdom, Disney World.

We are a family of six (two girls aged 20, two boys aged 13 and 17) and our dream would be to go on a holiday to the USA, taking in some theme park(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and  Tánaiste Joan Burton  at a press conference on the outcome of their  Cabinet meeting  on jobs this week.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Alas, we couldn’t make it to Lucinda Creighton’s breakfast gig yesterday morning owing to the fact that we were stuck to the bed with fright after hea(...)

Harry Magee passes through hurling country on the 13.45 from Galway to Ennis. 4:08

Galway 1.45pm Platform nine and three quarters at Ceannt Station in Galway is not easy to find for the non-wizard classes.We have been standing on the(...)

Fairy Magic, the 3D app hit released by Belfast-based InLifeSize.

Could a virtual Queen of England and a trusty, over-confident space-hopping soldier be among the rising stars of the local economy in 2015? Bel(...)

As you were. In keeping with the previous instalment of this daft yet delightful ghost train attraction, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death feature(...)

Mrs Brown’s Boys triumphed once again in the Christmas ratings in Ireland as it had also done in Britain.

Mrs Brown’s Boys triumphed once again in the Christmas ratings in Ireland as it had also done in Britain. The Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special on RT(...)

JK Rowling at the launch of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ in 2007. The BBC has unveiled plans for a TV series based on her crime novels. Photograph: Jamie Turner/Bloomsbury/PA
BBC to screen JK Rowling crime novels
  • UK
  • December 11, 2014, 00:01

The BBC has unveiled plans for a TV series based on the crime novels written by JK Rowling under the name Robert Galbraith. ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ bec(...)

Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I

Whether we wanted it or not (I’m saying “not”), we have, over the last five years, seen the development of a new genre of film. Harry Potter and th(...)