Israeli Police stand next to the body of a Palestinian man, who has not been identified yet, and who was shot dead by Israeli security after stabbing and injuring a  Jewish youth, in  Jerusalem. Photograph:   EPA

Israeli police have taken the unprecedented step of preventing Palestinian residents of Jerusalem from entering the walled Old City after two Palestin(...)

Mairia Cahill is to contest the Seanad by-election following the resignation of Donegal senator Jimmy Harte.

Labour leader Joan Burton has proposed victims campaigner Mairia Cahill to contest the Seanad by-election following the resignation of Donegal sena(...)

Sarah O’Connor and Isolde Johnson, founders of the Cool Bean Company. Photograph: Dara Munnis

It can be difficult as a start-up to feel like you are achieving things because there is always so much to be done. Seriously, every time you get (...)

People sample the Oculus-made Samsung Gear VR virtually reality headset. Photograph: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Virtual reality was once a science fiction fantasy. The idea that we would one day be able to disappear into a computer generated world – and like it (...)

Kunduz aftermath: Members of the Afghan security forces pass a burned-out vehicle en route to the centre of Kunduz, Afghanistan. Photograph: EPA

Afghan troops recaptured the centre of the strategic northern city of Kunduz on Thursday amid fierce clashes with Taliban militants, three days after (...)

Denis O’Brien wants the web companies to share their revenues with him. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien has long held a grudge against web companies for allegedly hitching a free ride on the networks of telco operators such as his Digicel, (...)

Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien  described   business tactics of web giants as “unacceptable”. Photograph: Reuters

Digicel, the Caribbean mobile operator Denis O’Brien is preparing to float in the coming days, has started blocking web ads on its network that have (...)

Work begins on the demolition of the Clydagh Bridge near Moycullen in Co Galway on Tuesday. Photograph: Shayna Davidson

Workmen have begun demolishing a 19 Century bridge in Co Galway after efforts by some local residents to preserve the structure failed. The Clydagh B(...)

Millennial compass point:   Lady Gaga. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Hear the word “millennial”, and plenty of images spring to mind. There’s Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, in his hoodie, earning his first billion by the a(...)

Bronze Age track at Mayne Bog: when Westland Horticulture uncovered it in 2005 the National Monuments Service did not issue a preservation order or record it in the Register of Historic Monuments

The Midland bogs have always been places of mystery – vistas of burnt umber that every so often unearth prehistoric time capsules: vats of bog butt(...)