One online campaign during the Same-sex Marriage Referendum in Ireland build-up was the #hometovote phenomenon, which had huge purchase with emigrants. In its own way, this imaginative innovation was the perfect illustration of the way in which the Yes campaign had captured public imagination and popular support. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

This has been the moment where the social media phenomenon has come into its own in an Irish electoral contest. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, W(...)

Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney at launch of the annual report of the Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman yesterday. Mr Feeney said that journalists risked becoming irrelevant by failing to maintain standards of accuracy. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Journalists risk becoming increasingly irrelevant and losing readers’ trust by failing to maintain standards of fairness and accuracy, the Press Ombu(...)

The woman with 40 names: Cecilia McKitterick faced financial ruin, public exposure and likely imprisonment.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Tom Ruttle is to be buried in his family’s plot in Boolaglass, the townland near Askeaton, in Co Limerick, where he was brought up. His body was disco(...)

Evidence suggests that, for the first time in an Irish poll, social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have been as influential in the referendum campaign as traditional media.   Photograph:  Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Social media has played a significant role in shaping the debate and mobilising voters in the same-sex marriage referendum, according to preliminary (...)

Residents look for their belongings among the rubble of their destroyed homes in Nepal after the recent earthquake. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal at 11.56am on Saturday, April 25th, an army of volunteers mobilised and worked around the clock as part of (...)

Fingleton ‘did not read’ files Michael Fingleton, former head of Irish Nationwide, argued that he should not be liable to repay a €5.5 million(...)

Huawei Talkband B2 €170. If you have a burning need for a Bluetooth headset that’s always handy, the B2 is for you.

When was the last time you saw someone using a Bluetooth headset in public? Me, it was in New York when a bus driver cut across my path (on foot), acc(...)

Use the “restricted” setting if you feel you must add people who ask to be Friends even if you don’t really want to, or for Friends you already have, wish you didn’t have, but don’t want to unfriend them (so harsh). Photograph: Getty Images

Facebook introduced the concept of the “Friend”. You know who they are – the people who ask you to be friends, or whom you ask to be friends, but you (...)

Image of the week: Well-oiled campaign UK business minister Jo Swinson (who is standing for re-election for the Liberal Democrats) and Miriam G(...)

Usage of the app had been in decline

Last summer, employees at the startup Secret gathered in their new offices in downtown San Francisco, waiting for the founders to address the company(...)