Impression of the sub-sea observatory at the Galway Bay test site, connected back to shore by a cable which has already been installed. Photograph: SmartBay

A sub-sea observatory is due to be installed in Galway Bay when weather permits, as part of a significant development of the State’s ocean energy tes(...)

Denis O’Regan celebrates on board Quick Jack after winning the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap at Ballybrit. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

What had been a mostly forgettable festival week for Tony Martin burst to life in the richest possible fashion as Quick Jack provided the Co Meath (...)

Facebook: its News Feed algorithm skews  content. Dado Ruvic/Reuters

A new study from Facebook is keen to highlight how small an effect the News Feed algorithm has on the diversity of content users are exposed to but t(...)

Stephen Cahoon outside the Central Criminal Court. Photographh: Collins Courts

A man who murdered his pregnant ex-girlfriend must wait to hear whether his appeal against conviction has been successful.Stephen Cahoon (42), with a (...)

There are three kinds of people in this world: those with numerous unique passwords which they meticulously change periodically for security reasons; (...)

It is illegal under Irish law for Microsoft to hand over information stored in Ireland to the US government without an Irish judge’s approval, former minister for justice Michael McDowell has warned

It is illegal under Irish law for Microsoft to hand over information stored in Ireland to the US government without an Irish judge’s approval, former (...)

Amateur Steven Clements drives Quick Jack clear to land the featured Connacht Hotel (QR) Handicap on the opening day of the Galway Festival last night. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dermot Weld’s statistical record at Galway may be unsurpassable but Tony Martin’s rising status as a new festival “banker” option for punters got embe(...)

Phillip Teplen has been disbarred after Gayle Killiea Dunne complained he misappropriated the money, supposed to be used to persuade immigration authorities to grant her a US investment visa

It was Gayle Killilea Dunne’s first business foray into the US and not a happy one. She was ripped off by her lawyer, who stole half a million in doll(...)

Heriberto Viramontes has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for brutal assault in April 2010. Photograph: Reuters

A man who brutally attacked a young Irish student and her friend on a street in Chicago has been sentenced to 90 years in prison. Heriberto Viramontes(...)

The April decision by the ECJ to throw out Europe’s 2006 Data Retention Directive as well as the more recent ruling that Google is a data controller subject to national data protection laws in Europe which also can be forced to remove limited types of content on request, indicated the EU will prioritise personal privacy over certain business or government security arguments

In the wake of recent European Court of Justice decisions on privacy, and ongoing, divergent debates in the US and EU over net neutrality and copyrigh(...)