Having a personal assistant called M puts one in mind of Bond but Facebook’s new service is less espionage and more Siri (or Cortana for that matter).(...)

Cork Ignite, one of this year’s Cork Culture Night events. Photograph:  Culture Night

GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh is to make the journey to Leeside later this month when he will act as cultural ambassador for Cork’s Culture(...)

Videos are being promoted by campaign groups and private citizens determined to show the less savoury and infrequently seen aspects of a modern eviction, which is often accompanied by anguish on the part of those evicted and tussles between sheriffs’ agents and protesters. 0:31

Campaign groups are increasingly posting videos of evictions, and attempted evictions, on social media to show the “reality” of modern evictions. Two (...)

A spokesman for 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic, which is part of the Chelsea and Westminster NHS trust, said revealing patient identities was caused by “human error”. Photograph: Google

An investigation has been launched after an NHS clinic mistakenly revealed the identity of almost 800 patients who had attended HIV services. The 56 D(...)

Iceland’s welfare minister Eyglo Hardardottir said authorities were studying the Facebook offers and would consider increasing the number of refugees accepted under a humanitarian quota, currently capped at 50. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 12,000 Icelanders have signed an open letter on Facebook saying they are ready to welcome Syrian refugees after the island’s government said(...)

The Gaiety theatre and box office are operating as normal today after a fire in an isolated part of a cold room at the theatre on Monday evening.

The Gaiety theatre and box office are operating as normal today after a fire in an isolated part of a cold room at the theatre on Monday evening. The (...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy: “We’re being punished for our political status.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy has said his party intends to appeal a Garda decision not to allow members to fundraise in west Dublin. Mr Mu(...)

Originally from Limerick city, Jason Corbett (39) died on August 2nd, 2015,  in his home in North Carolina, US,  during a domestic disturbance.

The family of the late Jason Corbett have strongly rejected claims that he was about to seek joint Irish-US citizenship for his children, describing s(...)

The Ballycotton lifeboat ‘Austin Lidbury’ It performed an unusual rescue on Sunday when it saved a dolphin

Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat performed one of the most unusual rescues in its history when it saved a dolphin that was stranded on slobland. The young do(...)

Opponents of changes to the Ukrainian Constitution clash with police in front of Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, 31 August 2015 as lawmakers accepted the project to changing Ukrainian Constitution about decentralization of power in first reading. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA 0:54

A national guardsman was killed and nearly 90 others protecting Ukraine’s parliament were wounded by grenades hurled by protesters on Monday, the Inte(...)