Hundreds of attendees stand in silence during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in Berkeley, California last month. Photograph: Reuters

Last week I got an email from a young Irish man about grief. This young man’s father died a few years ago. He also lost a friend last year, another(...)

Have you heard who is on The Irish Times Women’s Power List?

All of the women on the BBC programme’s list, which was released this week, “have an exceptionally large impact on our lives, not just because of t(...)

Apple Music: Getting started seems easy but it can take a while to inform Apple exactly what music you like. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

You’ve downloaded the latest iOS update and suddenly there it is: Apple Music. The streaming service is built into your regular music app, sitting alo(...)

Digital downloads are becoming less popular as consumers turn to streaming services such as Spotify

When Apple announced in June that it would be starting a streaming service within weeks, it wasn’t much of a surprise. The company had signalled its i(...)

Maeve Bradley, Laura Cody, Stephanie Lonergan, Kelly Murphy and Kinga Jakubiec before the Taylor Swift concert at the 3Arena. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taylor Swift played the first of two sold-out shows in Dublin last night, but you won’t find a photograph of her onstage at the 3Arena in The Irish Ti(...)

Sarah Murphy, Hepsebah O’Reilly and Dee Fahy from Westport, Co Mayo at the O2 arena for the Taylor Swift concert. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s a tweenage rampage at Dublin’s 3Arena - school is out, and the queues have been starting from early afternoon. There doesn’t seem to be a young (...)

Move in close: if you’re heading to one of Taylor Swift’s two Dublin shows, get ready to be her friend. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty

1: She takes a stand Taylor Swift has always championed the underdog, so no one was terribly surprised when she picked a fight with Apple. Swift’s vic(...)

 Taylor Swift performs live on stage. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images

In an age of depressed record sales, her albums sell by the millions. Her tours fill arenas around the world. And a complimentary tweet to her nearly (...)

Mama Lou: If she had kept her job in human resources at Axa financial, it would have all been so different

  A joyful circus full of performers and artists told the story of her life in a funeral celebration set to the Rocky soundtrack, with a s(...)

Rebecca Adlington with her Olympic golds, left, and posing for Hello! with Summer, her most prized possession

She won two gold medals in the 2008 Olympic Games yet swimmer Rebecca Adlington has said that she regards giving birth to her daughter Summer as her “(...)