What they really mean is “go fail while one of our competitors has funded you, and come back to us when you have gained more experience”

Pat Phelan, founder of Trustev, one of Ireland’s fast-growing start-ups, had an enjoyable rant last week on Twitter about the expansive Irish indus(...)

Colum McCann:  “The only things worth doing are the things that might possibly break your heart” – the line quoted by Maryland governor Martin O’Malley. Photograph: Alan Betson

Literary prizes and academic postings are all very well, but a writer hasn’t truly arrived until his work is quoted by politicians on a regular bas(...)